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It's Not Fair! A Reflection On Matthew 20. 1-16 By Fr. Isidore Clarke, OP

It's Not Fair!  A Reflection On Matthew 20. 1-16                            By Fr. Isidore Clarke, OP
Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke.Today I'm going to reflect on the Gospel for 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Matthew 20. 1-16.It's not fair!That was the reaction of the labourers who'd worked all day in the heat.They expected to receive a higher wage than those who'd worked for only an hour in the cool of the evening.I'm sure we would agree with th...
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Sunday Gospel Reflection By Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ

Sunday Gospel Reflection By Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ
​When Jesus was asked by St Peter about forgiveness he replied with a parable, because it is much easier for us to judge the lack of forgiveness in other people and so anyone hearing Jesus' outrageous story about a man unwilling to forgive cannot fail to see the injustice of it. When King David reacted angrily to a similar parable and said "That ma...
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Reflection For The 24th Sunday In Ordinary Time (Cycle A) By Fr. Isidore Clarke, OP

Reflection For The 24th Sunday In Ordinary Time (Cycle A)        By Fr. Isidore Clarke, OP
Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke.Last week's Scripture Readings taught us that love for the community and the individual demanded that we should correct each other's faults.In the Gospel for this, the 24th Sunday of Ordinary time, Jesus teaches the need for us to forgive those who harm us.That's Matthew 18. 21-35."Forgive us our trespasses, as we ...
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Feast Of The Exaltation Of The Cross: A Reflection By Fr. Isidore Clarke, OP

Feast Of The Exaltation Of The Cross:                                           A Reflection By Fr. Isidore Clarke, OP
​Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke as we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.What a crazy thing to do; what a barbaric thing to do –to glorify in the brutal instrument used to execute a criminal! And yet that is what we Christians do. We have crucifixes in our homes and wear them round our necks. But Paul tells us that the folly of t...
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Sunday Gospel Reflection By Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ

Sunday Gospel Reflection By Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ
​In this Sunday's gospel we are told, "If your brother does something wrong, go and have it out with him."I can imagine what our parish would be like if we all did that literally. First we would have a host of busybodies until in the end, nobody would be listening or talking to anyone. But obviously it means that we act with compassion and love, no...
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