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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

4 October 2020

A vineyard is frequently used as a symbol in both the Old and New Testaments. This is the third Sunday in a row in which this image has been used; the story in today’s gospel is really an allegory…

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Twenty-sixrh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

30 September 2020

“For this reason I was born and have come into the world, to testify to the truth.” (John 18:37)

Jesus spent his whole life testifying to the truth. The parable he told in today’s reading…

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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

17 September 2020

Throughout his ministry, Jesus told parables which painted a portrait of his Father. Who better to describe him than God the Son, the second person of the Trinity, made man? In last week’s story…

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

13 September 2020

“Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

Forgiving others was at the core of Jesus’ teaching. Peter thought he was being generous in suggesting a limit of…

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

6 September 2020

Prophets like Ezekiel acted as mouthpieces for God in his relationship with the Jewish people. He himself was even to be held to account for not issuing warnings to the wicked.

Sometimes…

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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

30 August 2020

It must have taken a great amount of courage for Jesus to turn in the direction of Jerusalem, knowing what lay in front of him. It must have been difficult also to confront Peter, possibly an…

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

16 August 2020

Today’s gospel is a strange story. Picture Jesus merciful and compassionate, refusing to even acknowledge - let alone speak to - a distraught mother who pleads for her daughter to be cured.…

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

9 August 2020

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  (Franklin D Roosevelt)

Fear can paralyse us and prevent us from taking risks and achieving our potential. It can also prevent us from…

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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2 August 2020

The miracle in today’s gospel is the only one mentioned by all four evangelists. It is a stark contrast to the banquet held for Herod’s birthday, with the simple but nourishing food Jesus gave to…

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

28 July 2020

In the time of Jesus, pearls were very valuable, since diving for them was very dangerous. As there were no banks, people often buried treasure to prevent bandits or enemy soldiers from stealing…

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