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'The Church, the People of the New Covenant, is built only in him, for him and with him.' Sunday Reflections, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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The Parable of the Wicked Tenants Abel Grimmer [Web Gallery of Art]
Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)GospelMatthew 21:33-43 (English Standard Version Anglicised)Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people:“Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a fence round it and dug a wine press in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants, and went into another country.When the season for fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to get his fruit.And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another.Again he sent other servants, more than at first. And they did the same to them.Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and have his inh…

'Consider this often: you are God’s . . . and God is yours.' Sunday Reflections, Trinity Sunday, Year A

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The Trinity with the Dead Christ Lodovico Carracci [Web Gallery of Art]

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GospelJohn 3:16-18 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)
Jesus said to Nicodemus: ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. ‘Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God.'
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The Two Trinities Murillo [Web Gallery af Art]
A few years ago we

'Reach out your hand . . .' Sunday Reflections, 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year A

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The Incredulity of St Thomas Caravaggio [Web Gallery of Art]

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GospelJohn 20:19-31(New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’ But Thomas (who was called the Twin[a]), one of the twelve, was not with…