News - September, 2021

September, 2021

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 14:17

Our Gospel today warns us against sectarianism and trying to make out that Christ is just 'for us'—something we have been so guilty of! The disciples seem jealous that others are bringing the light of Christ to others: they fail to fully appreciate that the Gospel is for all and not just a narrow group in society. Jesus makes it very clear that all can share in the beauty of the mission—even... Read More »

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I have never denied the Eucharist to anyone!

I have never denied the Eucharist to anyone!

Posted: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:18

At his traditional post visit press conference on his recent Alitalia flight back home from Slovakia, Pope Francis was quizzed about the Eucharist by American journalists. The election of the Catholic, Joe Biden re-ignited the debate in American politics: how can a Catholic President possibly support the Democratic party's policy of supporting abortion? It has become a hot issue, especially in the... Read More »

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Sunday Reflection - 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sunday Reflection - 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:45

It is interesting that the gospel this week opens with Jesus' re-enforcing what being the 'Messiah' actually means: 'The Son of Man will be handed over to those who will kill him. Three days later, however, he will rise to life' (Mk 9:31). Mark places this event after the gift of Transfiguration: Peter, James and John gained an insight into what resurrection would mean, but they were still confused... Read More »

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September 11, 2021

September 11, 2021

Posted: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 10:33

This reflection, written by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB, reflects on the events of September 11, 2001, and of Fr Mychal Judge OFM

Watch and reflect:

Those of us of a certain age, we will remember well what we were doing on 11th September (9/11 is US speak) 2001. I remember the day well as I was in Oxford to attend an interview for a teaching post. On my happy drive back to London... Read More »

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Sunday Reflection - 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sunday Reflection - 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 10:16

Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy reflects on the Gospel for the 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time, looking at the difficulty that Peter faced when answering Jesus.

In our reading from Mark's Gospel today, Jesus asks the serious question: 'who do people say that I am?' (Mk 8:27). The disciples do not want to seem to answer this, opting for the popular ploy of politicians they tell Jesus that 'people are saying!' In... Read More »

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