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  • Through the eyes of faith

    06 October 2013: Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeIf you had faith!Jesus often uses dramatic language to make a point, “If you had the faith, the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, “be uprooted and planted in the sea and...
  • Unmasking the terrible injustice of society

    29 September 2013: Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary TimeDuring your life good things came your way just as bad things came the way of Lazarus. Now he is being comforted while you are in agony. Jesus was talking about a powerful rich man. His tunic of fine...
  • Can you be trusted?

    22 September 2013: Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time You cannot be slaves both of God and of money The Bible always surprises us with its ability to surprise. Take the parable of the Dodgy or Rogue Manager in today's Gospel, Jesus follows the parable...
  • Never lost to the eyes of God

    15 September 2013: Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time There will be joy in heaven over one sinner who does penance. Rembrandt saw clearly the wastrel boy is gathered back into the milieu of love to which he has no title, and by this welcome, he is su...
  • Fasting and prayer for peace

    Pope Francis has declared that Saturday 07 September is a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria A Vigil for Atonement led by Pope Francis will start at 7pm in Rome, Italy (3am AEST). Please see the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne's article, Pra...
  • Putting God first

    08 September 2013: Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary TimeAll who do not renounce their possessions cannot be my disciplesFriends for some weeks Luke has been showing us the cost of discipleship. In today's high tech world, especially in the use of hands, be...
  • A table open to everyone

    01 September 2013: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time All who exalt themselves shall be humbled and all who humble themselves shall be exaltedWhy does Jesus eat with tax collectors and sinners? Why doesn't he keep a proper distance from them? How sham...
  • World Day of Migrants and Refugees

    25 August 2013: Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time From East and West they will come to take their place in the kingdom of God.Lord, will only a few be saved? The early Christians saw the Jews as the chosen people, because they had the law and the prop...
  • Jesus' radical call

    18 August 2013: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time I have come not to give peace, but discord Why does Jesus talk so much about the conflict his call can cause in families? Has he had problems with his own family? Probably so. Jesus' family members are n...
  • Blessed are you among women

    11 August 2013: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Happy the people the Lord has chosen to be his own Jesus was born in a society whose collective consciousness has been shaped for centuries by stereotypes about women. As he grew up, Jesus saw those ste...
  • Being rich in the sight of God

    04 August 2013: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time To whom will all this wealth of yours go? A rich landholder is surprised by a harvest that exceeds all his expectations. His fields have produced so spectacularly that his granaries are too small to sto...
  • The prayer of a community

    28 July 2013: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Ask, and it will be given to you Brevity is the soul of wit. In 38 words Luke's version of the Lord's Prayer has changed history. The earliest Christians considered the Lord's Prayer the only one Jesus t...
  • Listening to God's Word

    21 July 2013: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Martha took up the duties in the house.  Mary chose the better part. Two sisters, Martha and Mary give hospitality to Jesus. Martha appears the dominant personality, appears to be more active and more pra...
  • Knowing God, knowing you

    14 July 2013: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Scripture is an ancient path to knowledge of God. First, reading scripture helps to inspire us. Secondly, scripture tells us about the history of God’s relationship with humanity and therefore, it tells u...
  • Comforting but not comfortable

    07 July 2013: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Jesus’ followers identified with the most indigent people in Galilee. Today’s gospel instructions were typical of Jesus. He was the first to live like that, without money or provisions, without a begga...
  • Trusting in a good God

    30 June 2013: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Jesus sets his face to go to Jerusalem. 'I have set my face like flint' Isaiah 50:7, like the servant figure Jesus resolutely confronts his grim destiny. His status will not exempt him from treading the or...
  • Following Christ

    23 June 2013: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary TimeJesus tells us in today's Gospel: "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me." All too often we can hear this line as either a 'once and for all mo...
  • A true offering of love

    16 June 2013: Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeThe woman in today's Gospel who anoints Jesus' feet with her tears approaches Jesus burdened by her sins. She is a 'prodigal daughter' of sorts; a woman who is known in the town by her shame seeks forgiveness ...
  • Woman, behold your son

    09 June 2013: Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time In her moving poem "Firstborn Sons and the Widow of Nain," Irene Zimmerman narrates today's Gospel this way: Jesus halted on the road outside Nain Where a woman's wailing drenched the air. Out of the gates pou...
  • The Eucharist transforms each one of us

    02 June 2013: Body And Blood Of Christ SundayOne of the things we see in the Bible is just how God takes something small and turns it into something extraordinary.  A manger becomes the birth place of God.  Grains of wheat become the signs of the kingdo...