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Merciful Love

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Martin Ganeri OP ponders the meaning of mercy, and looks to Jesus as the exemplar cause of genuine acts of mercy Read more

The Career of Career Prophets

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)  |  Fr Leon Pereira reminds us of the true prophetic witness that we Christians are called to give. Read more

Parables: Inside and Out

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)  |  Fr Euan Marley calls on us to understand that we are to live in Christ's parables. Read more

The Grammar of Mercy

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year. fr Fergus Kerr explores the grammar of mercy.  Grammar can mark a difference, sometimes. “What must I do to inherit eternal life? the devotee of the Law of Moses asks Jesus, hoping or perhaps just pretending to test his orthodoxy. Is there some one thing he could do, the Greek grammar implies: some single heroic act one might perform, some once-for-all sacrifice one might make, to secure eternal life?  Read more

The Love of Learning

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year. fr David Goodill points to the prophetic nature of Jesus' earlier sending of his apostles. Read more

Knowing Parables

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Duncan Campbell explains how we have to come to hear the truth proclaimed by Jesus in His parables.Lost sheep on farm track Read more

Image of the Unseen God

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Gregory reflects on the parable of the Good Samaritan to show us how Jesus Christ heals and saves us. Read more

Carry Nothing but the Word

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Leo Edgar examines how the excess baggage of modern life can get in the way of peaching the Word. Read more

The Doing Word

Sunday, July 10, 2011
Fifteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Colin Carr reminds us that God's word is not an empty noise. Read more

The Fullness of the Law

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Thomas Skeats preaches on the parable of the Good Samaritan. Read more

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