Category Archives: Reflections

Reflection 20 October 2019 (C) Twenty-Ninth SUNDAY of Year (c)

Reflection & Dialogue: Prayer without ceasing. Reading the Scriptures Today’s readings provide two clear topics for our reflection, topics mutually related. These are Jesus’ call for prayer without ceasing and Paul’s emphasis on the Bible as a guide for Christian … Continue reading

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Reflection: 13 October 2019 (C) TWENTY-Eighth Sunday of the Year

Reflection & Dialogue: God’s word can not be fettered; it lasts forever. Thankfulness. Writing to the Romans Paul says: “Whatever was written (in the Scriptures) in former days was written for our instruction, so that by the steadfastness and by … Continue reading

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Reflection 6 October 2 2019 (C) twenty-Seventh SUNDAY of Year

Reflection & Dialogue: Today’s readings invite us to enter into dialogue with contemporary society, and some of its religious preoccupations. This we can do under three headings, one for each of today’s three readings.             1. Faithfulness, steadfastness, with perceived … Continue reading

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Reflection 29 September 2019 (C) Twenty-Sixth SUNDAY of Year (c)

Reflection & Dialogue: “The light of faith and questions of our own day” Today’s readings, and in particular the first reading and the gospel, invite us to reflect on belief in Christ and in the next life and our mission … Continue reading

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Reflection 22 September 2019 (C) Twenty-Fifth SUNDAY of Year

Reflection & Dialogue: Prayer, faith, danger of addiction to wealth  Reflection. Prayer and faith. Today’s Sunday readings present an ideal opportunity of combining reflection and dialogue with modern life. The situation reflected by the Pastoral Epistles, of which 1 Timothy … Continue reading

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Reflection 15 September 2019 (C) Twenty-Fourth Sunday of the Year

Reflection & Dialogue: Searching for the lost sheep and the prodigal son today It was once easy to identify “lost sheep” and have a ministry to them. They were lapsed, or non-practising, Catholics. Certain zealous members of some Catholic organizations … Continue reading

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Reflection 8 September 2019 (C) Twenty-third Sunday of the year

Reflection & Dialogue: Wakeup call for ethnic and culture Catholics As the Church grows in numbers in a country or community, when it experiences no opposition or persecution, and may even be respected in all its works, its members may … Continue reading

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Reflection 1 september 2019 (C) Twenty-second sunday of the Year

 Reflection & Dialogue: The Values of the Kingdom The German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck (19th century) is often accredited with the saying that no nation could run its foreign policy in accord with the Sermon Mount. On the other hand … Continue reading

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Reflection 25 AUGUST 2019 (C) Twenty-first Sunday of Year

 Reflection & Dialogue: For God’s kingdom tradition is not enough; response to the call of Jesus is required. In today’s gospel reading, as in many other places in the gospels, Jesus gives a clear message to his contemporaries and his … Continue reading

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Reflection 18 August 2019 (C) Twentieth Sunday of Year

Reflection & Dialogue: The Church in dialogue with division. Reflection. Today’s readings give us rich material for reflection. We, present-day Christians, are heirs to a great cloud of witnesses. From the very beginnings of the Church’s history the followers of … Continue reading

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