Outside the Camp


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Sixth Sunday of the Year. Fr Joseph Bailham preaches on the importance, and the dangers, of barriers. At the theatre recently—one

Fifth Sunday of the Year. Fr Nicholas Paul Crowe notices that not all of Christ's miracles are big and dramatic. Most

Fourth Sunday of the Year. Fr Richard Finn finds great contemporary relevance in the way Christ's ministry begins. What a start!

Third Sunday of the Year. Fr Peter Harries ponders how we can share in Christ's mininstry of preaching repentance. In today’s

Second Sunday of the Year. Fr Benjamin Earl encourages us to heed the call to discipleship. It has long been fashionable

The Epiphany of the Lord. Fr Thomas Mannion suggests how we can imitate the Magi, and also the star of

The Feast of the Holy Family. Fr Andrew Brookes ponders the significance of what did and what did not happen

Christmas. Fr Peter Hunter reminds us that the story of Christmas makes demands upon those who hear it. There is a

Fourth Sunday of Advent. Fr Dominic Ryan ponders Our Lady's unique closeness to Christ, the source of all grace. Today’s Gospel

Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday). Fr Gregory Murphy ponders the way in which John the Baptist witnesses to Christ. As

Second Sunday of Advent. Fr John Farrell reminds us that Advent is a time for new year's resolutions. Our Advent Gospel

First Sunday of Advent. Fr Matthew Jarvis reassures us of the possibility of repentance. There are difficult words in our first

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