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Harsh Words

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Bruno Clifton reflects on the difficult teachings of Christ that challenge us to re-think and transform our ideas about who God is.  Read more

The Scandal of the Mass

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)  |  Fr Robert Eccles considers the shocking language and imagery of the Eucharist, and explains the wisdom of God that is thus revealed in the Mass. Read more

Transgressing the Usual Division

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)  |  Fr Oliver Keenan asks if different communities can live in peaceful diversity here-and-now. Read more

Silently Attentive

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Twentieth Sunday of the Year. fr Timothy Radcliffe draws attention to the silence of Jesus in His encounter with the Canaanite woman. Read more

Peace on Earth?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Twentieth Sunday of the Year. Fr Aidan Nichols argues that the sacrifice of Calvery changes Jesus Christ for ever, so that he may change us for ever. Read more

Foolish Wisdom

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Twentieth Sunday of the Year. Fr Bruno helps us to understand how the wisdom of God is made present in the foolish. Read more

What Sort of Dog?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Twentieth Sunday of the Year. Fr Robert Gay finds that today's Gospel particularly challenges him as a Dominican. Read more

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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Beyond the Boundaries

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Twentieth Sunday of the Year. Fr Fergus Kerr draws many questions from one of the few humorous passages of the Gospel. Read more

The Peace That Only Comes Through Fire

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Twentieth Sunday of the Year. Fr David Sanders dares us to risk being consumed by fire.  Read more

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