Category Archives: Reflections

Reflection 16 February 2020 (A) Sixth Sunday of the Year

Reflection & Dialogue: Can the Gospel call to perfection be lived? In Sirach’s day the question was implicitly put: “Can we keep the commandments”, and answered categorically in the positive by that sage. Similar questions have been put with regard … Continue reading

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Reflection 9 February 2020 (A) (A) Fifth Sunday of the Year

The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day. Reflection and Dialogue: Christians the light of the world; the Centrality of the Cross. Reflection. The reflection given above on the Gospel reading, on Christians as the light of the world, … Continue reading

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Reflection 2 February 2020 The Presentation of the Lord

Reflection & Dialogue: Jesus the light of the world; a sign that will be rejected. Today’s Scripture readings give ample material for personal and communal reflection on matters relating to dialogue with certain sections of the society of our own … Continue reading

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Reflection 26 January 2020 (A) Third Sunday of the Year

The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day. Reflection and Dialogue: Good beginnings; repentance, a change of mind, belief in the Gospel and in the Church. Reflection. Repentance, change of mind, belief in the Gospel. We are at the … Continue reading

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26 January 2020 (A) Third Sunday of the Year

A. The bible as Guide in Life and Liturgy (Sunday Readings) B. Reflection & Dialogue:  Good beginnings; repentance, a change of mind, belief in the Gospel and in the Church.  A. The Bible as Guide in Life and Liturgy (Sunday … Continue reading

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Reflection: 19 January 2020 (A) Second Sunday of the Year

Reflection and Dialogue: Epiphany, Ecumenism, the Holy Spirit, the Sin of the World. In this Sunday’s liturgy we are still under the influence of the spirit of the Epiphany, and also of ecumenism as we draw near to the feast … Continue reading

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Reflection: 12 January 2020 (A) Baptism of the Lord

Martin McNamara Reflection and Dialogue: Baptism and Christian spirituality; baptism and the belief in the heavens open to us Reflection. Baptism and Christian Spirituality. Our celebration of the baptism of Jesus is not just about an event in the life … Continue reading

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Reflection: 15 December 2019 (A) Third Sunday of Advent (A)

Reflection & Dialogue: Jesus Christ the cause of our joy Traditionally this third Sunday of Advent was known as “Gaudete Sunday” from the opening word Gaudete, “Rejoice” in the Latin Entrance Antiphon: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say … Continue reading

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Reflection 24 November 2019 (C) Thirty-Fourth Sunday of Year (c) Feast of Christ the King

Reflection & Dialogue: Reflections on the kingship of Christ In his letters Paul rarely speaks of the kingdom of God. In exhorting the Roman Christian community to live in harmony, he remarks: “The kingdom of God is not food and … Continue reading

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Reflection 17 November 2019 (C) Thirty-Third Sunday of the Year (c)

Reflection & Dialogue: Looking towards the End; persevering to the end. At the end of the liturgical year the Church in its liturgy invites us to reflect on end events and realities: the end of history and the coming of … Continue reading

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