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Public self-effacement and private heroics

Sunday, September 02, 2001

Twenty-Second Sunday of the Year. Fr Edward Booth preaches on the teaching of Jesus not to take the place of honour when invited to a marriage feast, and his teaching to invite the poor, the maimed, the lame and the blind when you give a dinner or banquet yourself. Read more

The Moment Preordained

Wednesday, August 15, 2001
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Fr Brendan Slevin preaches on Pope Pius XII's definition of the dogma of the Assumption in 1950. Read more

The Life of Faith

Sunday, August 12, 2001

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Thomas Crean preaches on faith, which is 'the substance of things hoped for, the proof of what is not seen'. Read more

The Meaning of Life

Sunday, August 05, 2001
Eighteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Fabian Radcliffe preaches on the characteristics of true human life. Read more

Asking God

Sunday, July 29, 2001

Seventeenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Richard Ounsworth preaches on petitionary prayer and the Christian mystery. Read more

Encountering God

Sunday, July 22, 2001

Sixteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Robert Pollock preaches on Abraham and Sarah, Mary and Martha. Read more

Go and do the same yourself...

Sunday, July 15, 2001

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Louis Fergus preaches on Jesus' parable of the Good Samaritan. Read more

I saw Satan fall...

Sunday, July 08, 2001

Fourteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Gerard Meath preaches on the words of Jesus to the seventy-two. Read more

Looking Back

Sunday, July 01, 2001

Thirteenth Sunday of the Year. Fr Mark Edney preaches on Jesus' replies to some would-be disciples. Read more

Guardian and Prophet

Friday, June 29, 2001

Solemnity of Ss Peter and Paul. Fr. Aidan Nichols preaches on the apostolicity of the Roman Church.  Read more

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