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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

31 July 2022

Greed and its futility seem to be the theme of today’s liturgy. Ecclesiastes is one of the wisdom books of the bible, and the extract for today points out that all worldly gain, though it may be…

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

24 July 2022

The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was seen by the Old Testament writer as a punishment for grave sin. Recent archeological discoveries have pin-pointed the probable location of these cities.…

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

17 July 2022

Many people, especially feminists, might feel that Jesus was being very unfair to Martha, who was heroically trying single-handedly to provide him with the best possible hospitality. She must have…

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

10 July 2022

The lawyer who questioned Jesus about how to obtain eternal life would have been versed in Mosaic law. However his idea of neighbour was probably someone near or like him, in other words a fellow…

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

3 July 2022

Luke is the only evangelist to mention 72 disciples sent out ahead of Jesus. This would indicate that he already had far more trusted followers than just the twelve. In a way they were like John…

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

26 June 2022

Jesus has already started preparing his disciples for his coming death, and is setting out for Jerusalem. He had talked about entering through the narrow gate (Matt. 7:13-14), which means not…

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Feast of Corpus Christi

Feast of Corpus Christi

19 June 2022

The eucharist is at the centre of our Christian faith. It is the commemoration of the loving self-giving of Jesus in his passion and death. On Holy Thursday, we celebrate the institution of the…

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The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

12 June 2022

The doctrine of the Trinity was only clearly defined at the Councils of Nicaea in 325 and Constantinople in 381. Though references are made in both the Old and New Testaments, it sees to have…

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Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday

5 June 2022

It is of course impossible to describe the Holy Spirit. Images such as dove, symbolising peace and gentleness, wind, power and tongues of fire, passion and eloquence are used, but such terms are…

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The Ascension of the Lord

The Ascension of the Lord

29 May 2022

The Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven is only recorded in Mark (the longer version) and Luke. The event is mentioned only briefly in both. Perhaps this was because Jesus had already bade farewell…

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