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The Power of the Contemptible

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)  |  Fr Colin Carr urges us to consider the unlikeness of God to any human images we might have Read more

The Stumbling Block of God's Mercy

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)  |  Br. Andrew Brookes invites us to rejoice in the awesome scale of God's goodness. Read more

Managing Wealth for the Poor

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year (C)  |  Fr Gregory Pearson examines the parable of the unjust steward and reminds us of the Patristic teaching on the justice we owe to the poor. Read more

Who is the Greatest?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year. fr Dermot Morrin explains how Jesus turns our notions of status upside down. Read more

God's Generosity

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year. fr Thomas Skeats describes how we grow through our participation in the generosity of God.
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God our Saviour Desires All People to be Saved

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year. Fr John Farrell shows us how we are called to communicate the saving presence of Jesus Christ to all peoples through a wise stewardship rooted in that same saving presence. Read more

Challenged to Serve

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year. Fr Anthony Axe reflects on why we, like the disciples, are resistant to Christ's call to serve the most vulnerable. Read more

Putting Food on the Table

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year. Fr Richard Conrad draws out the social and economic implications of the parable of the workers in the vineyard. Read more

Free Slaves of God

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year. Fr Richard Ounsworth insists that God and Mammon are not the leaders of two opposing teams. Read more

Death and Glory

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of the Year. Fr Colin Carr preaches on the call to radical humility.

We think we know what counts as winning: doing better than other people; we think we know what counts as glory: everyone telling us how great we are, and treating us with great respect; we think we know what counts as power: being able to make things happen the way we want them, and people obeying us when we tell them what to do. We want to be big rather than small, strong rather than weak, praised rather than blamed. It's normal to think like that, isn't it?

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