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Unlocking the Kingdom

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Twenty-first Sunday of the Year. Fr Nicholas Crowe explains why the gift of the keys to Peter is a gift to all humanity. Read more

What Makes the Gate Narrow?

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr Peter Hunter contrasts the infinitely wide-open love of God and the fickleness of our wills that narrows the gate to salvation.  Read more

Taking the Higher Ground

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)  |  Deacon Luke Doherty ponders the hard choices that must be made to take the narrow road that leads to life with Christ. Read more

Living in the Truth

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)  |  Fr Lawrence Lew reflects on God's providence in revealing to the Church the truth of who Jesus is. Read more

Spiritual Athletes?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Twenty-First Sunday of the Year. fr John-Patrick Kenrick challenges our tendencies to become spiritual couch potatoes. Read more

The Comfort of Religion?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Twenty-First Sunday of the Year. fr Colin Carr reflects on our tendency to create a comfortable god in place of the God who challenges us. Read more

What's in a Name?

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Twenty-First Sunday of the Year. fr Richard Finn shows us the significance of St Peter's act of naming Jesus as the Christ. Read more

The Unvarnished Truth

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Twenty-First Sunday of the Year. Fr Dominic Ryan goes, in spirit, with the pilgrims to World Youth Day in Madrid. Read more

To Live is to Move

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Twenty-First Sunday of the Year. Fr Colin Carr tells us that God welcomes the badly brought-up. Read more

Hard Sayings

Sunday, August 23, 2009
Twenty-First Sunday of the Year. Fr Richard Joseph Ounsworth preaches on our reaction to Christ's sermon on the Bread of Life.

Today finally brings us to the end of this long chapter of St John's Gospel, and Jesus's sermon on himself as the bread of life. And today we are invited to decide once again on our own responses to the extraordinary claims Christ makes for himself, and to the extraordinary language in which he expresses himself.

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