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Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday). Fr Dominic Ryan considers the difference between Christ and John the Baptist as the

Second Sunday of Advent. Fr Aidan Nichols preaches on the inner life and the call to prepare for Christ. What a

First Sunday of Advent. Fr Gregory Murphy preaches on the merciful judgement to come. By a quirk of the calendar this

Solemnity of Christ the King. Fr Matthew Jarvis compares the power of God with human notions of political power. CS Lewis

Thirty-third Sunday of the Year. Fr Oliver Keenan invites us to place all crises, great and small, within the context

Thirty-Second Sunday of the Year. Fr Lawrence Lew encourages us to offer everything to God without fear. In the Offertory of

The Solemnity of All Saints. Fr Simon Gaine preaches on the unity and variety found in the Communion of Saints. It

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year. Fr Gregory Pearson preaches on the healing of Bartimaeus. Brother Vincent, a much loved brother of

Twenty-ninth Sunday of the Year. Fr Bruno Clifton considers the prophecy of the suffering servant. For generations the liturgy has presented

Twenty-eighth Sunday of the Year. Fr Peter Hunter warns us not to be smug about the rich young man. One interpretation

Twenty-Seventh Sunday of the Year. Br Albert Robertson preaches on original solitude and the vocation of humanity. The account of the

Twenty-sixth Sunday of the Year. Fr Allan White preaches on the danger of power and authority. In today’s extract from St

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