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It is destructive to think we can deepen our relationship with God through virtue

The word this week

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year: Eccl 35:12-14; 2 Tim 4 6-8 & 16-18; Lk 18:9-14

The challenge of praying constantly

A prayerful spirit is always open to God and habitually understands itself as dependent upon his grace (Photo: CNS)

The word this week

Twenty-ninth Sunday of the Year: Exodus 17:8-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2; Luke 18:1-8

Miracles are the Kingdom of God breaking into our world

The word this week

Twenty-eighth Sunday of the Year: 2 Kings 5:14-17; 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Luke 17: 11-19

‘How long, Lord, am I to cry for help while you will not listen?’

The word this week

Twenty-seventh Sunday of the Year: Habakkuk 1: 2-3 & 2:2-4; 2 Timothy 1: 6-8 & 13-14; Luke 17: 5-19

Wealth can put us beyond the reach of God

The word this week

Twenty-seventh Sunday of the Year: Amos 6: 1 & 4-7; 1 Timothy 6: 11-16; Luke 16: 19-31

Newman reached out to the most needy

The word this week

The 25th Sunday of the Year: Am 8:4-7; Ps 115; 1 Tm 2:1-8; Lk 16:1-13

‘A new heart create for me, O God’

The word this week

Twenty Fourth Sunday of the Year: Exodus 32:7-11 & 13-14; 1 Tim 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-32

‘To be my disciple you must hate your family and your life’

The word this week

Twenty-third Sunday of the Year: Wisdom 9:13-18; Phil 9-10 & 12-17; Lk 14:25-33

Pride is a prison; humility brings freedom

Christ at Simon the Pharisee, by Peter Paul Rubens (1618-20)

The word this week

Twenty-second Sunday of the Year: Eccl 3:13-18 & 28-29; Heb 12:18-19; Lk 143:1 & 7-14

What drives your deepest desires?

Michelangelo's depiction of Isaiah in the Sistine Chapel

The word this week

Twenty-first Sunday of the Year: Isaiah 66:18-21; Heb 12:5-7, 11 & 11-13; Lk 13:22-30