Category Archives: Reflections

Reflection 23 June 2019 The Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) (C)

The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day: The Message of the Eucharist Today  The Eucharist has been at the source and centre of Christianity down through the ages, and still remains so. Reflection on it brings to mind … Continue reading

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16 June 2019 (C) Trinity Sunday Reflection & Dialogue:

Mystery of the Blessed Trinity and Mystery of the Church Today we celebrate the feast of the Blessed Trinity, or in the formal title, “The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity”. The Trinity is something of an abstraction. We rarely, if … Continue reading

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9 June 2019 (C) Pentecost Sunday Reflection

Reflection & Dialogue: The Holy Spirit and dialogue with the modern age In recent decades in Catholic spirituality and liturgy there has been renewed interest in the role of the Holy Spirit in Christian life. This is particularly in evidence … Continue reading

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2 June 2019 (C) The Ascension of the Lord Reflection & Dialogue

Reflection & Dialogue: The Ascension of Christ. God is with us in strength. Dialogue on how to express ourselves about God and the divine. Reflection on this feast of Christ’s ascension into heaven, to the right hand of the Father, … Continue reading

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26 May 2019 (C) Sixth SUNDAY of Easter Reflection

Reflection & Dialogue: The Holy Spirit guides the Church to be faithful to Christ’s teaching A theme running through the first reading and the Gospel reading today is the guiding presence of the Holy Spirit with the Church. The Christian … Continue reading

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19 May 2019 (C) Fifth Sunday of Easter Reflection

B. Reflection & Dialogue: A New Heaven and New Earth yet to come. The kingdom of God already present. 1. New Heaven and New Earth. One of the articles of the Creed is that we believe in life everlasting, where … Continue reading

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12 May 2019 (C) Fourth SUNDAY of Easter Reflection

B. Reflection & Dialogue: Jesus, the Good Shepherd, cares for his flock. Prayer for vocations 1. In the present liturgy this Sunday is devoted to “World Day of Prayer for Vocations”. Not much earlier it was known as “Good Shepherd … Continue reading

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5 May 2019 (C) THIRD SUNDAY of Easter Reflection

B. Reflection & Dialogue: The struggling Church on earth; the Lamb reigning in heaven; the Petrine ministry today 1. We are witnesses to all this and the Holy Spirit given to believers. The first reading and its biblical context are … Continue reading

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28 April 2019 (C) Second Sunday of Easter Reflection

B. Reflection & Dialogue: “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe” Divine mercy Sunday I once heard a playwright being asked in a televisioin interview what extra experience he would like to have had … Continue reading

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21 April 2019 (C) EASTER SUNDAY Reflection

B. Reflection and Dialogue: The Risen Christ Centre of Christian life. Christian witness In the first reading Peter stresses that the apostles are attested witnesses to Jesus’ resurrection, with the task of proclaiming to all what Jesus’ saving mission meant. … Continue reading

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