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True Religion

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Twenty-Second Sunday of the Year. Fr Benjamin Earl considers the meaning of religion that is 'pure and undefiled'. Read more

Hard Sayings

Sunday, August 23, 2009
Twenty-First Sunday of the Year. Fr Richard Joseph Ounsworth preaches on our reaction to Christ's sermon on the Bread of Life.

Today finally brings us to the end of this long chapter of St John's Gospel, and Jesus's sermon on himself as the bread of life. And today we are invited to decide once again on our own responses to the extraordinary claims Christ makes for himself, and to the extraordinary language in which he expresses himself.

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Always and Everywhere

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Twentieth Sunday of the Year. Fr Brendan Slevin always has a song in his heart.

This is not the homily I was expecting to offer to you but as they say 'life is what happens when your making plans'

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Body and Soul

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr Thomas Skeats preaches on the theological importance of the Assumption. Read more

The Bread of Love

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Timothy Radcliffe asks what it means to be truly alive.

This is the third week that we have been listening to St John's discourse on the bread of life, and still the crowd are struggling to understand what he is talking about, and the preacher is probably also struggling to find something new to say!

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Food and Faith

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Eighteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Fabian Radcliffe preaches on Christ's gift of himself as our spiritual food.

The current recession is making many people forego things that they cannot at the moment afford. But one thing we cannot do without is food and drink. We can reduce it a bit, or buy cheaper and simpler food, but we cannot cut it out completely. We do need food for our bodily sustenance; but food means much more to us than petrol does to a car. Our eating and drinking have a greater dimension, a personal and social aspect.

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