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The Solemnity of the Assumption. Fr John Farrell traces the faithfulness of Our Lady. (The Solemnity replaces the Sunday in many

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Aidan Nichols preaches on the virtue of hope. ‘Be like men who are waiting for

Eighteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Gregory Murphy finds an answer to Ecclesiastes in the teachings of Christ. Is the author

Seventeenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Matthew Jarvis asks how God answers our prayers, and how we answer him. Does God

Sixteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Oliver Keenan ponders what makes Mary's welcome to Jesus the better part. I feel a

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Lawrence Lew invites us to see every human being as a work of art. ‘Christ

Fourteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Simon Gaine suggests that Christians can learn from St Paul's refusal to boast. St Paul

Thirteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Peter Hunter invites us to consider what we truly value. I once took a group

Corpus Christ. Fr Gregory Pearson suggests that the Eucharist helps us to understand the scriptures' ambivalence about sacrifice. (Sermons for

Trinity Sunday. Fr Richard Joseph Ounsworth suggests that Trinitarian faith gives us the courage to be humble. While it might be

Pentecost. Fr Bruno Clifton offers a fresh understanding of the link between today's Solemnity and the story of Babel. In many

Seventh Sunday of Easter. Fr John Patrick Kenrick traces the relationship between Christian disunity and war. Our sermon for the

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