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Today’s Readings – Sunday of Week 27 of Ordinary Time

Commentary on HabakKuk 1:2-3;2:2-4, 2 Timothy 1:6-8,13-14 and Luke 17:5-10

Sometimes we must have the same feelings as the prophet in today’s First Reading. Why is there so much injustice and tyranny and oppression everywhere? Why so much outrage and violence? “Outrage and violence, this is all I see, all is contention and discord flourishes.”

Times have hardly changed since those words were written. On one side we hear politicians talking bullishly about “Unity” while on the other our newspapers are filled day in day out with one atrocity after another. The world looks on helplessly as genocide takes place in some part of the world. Thousands die of starvation amidst political corruption and communal turmoil. Members of the great religions emerge from church, mosque or te … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor

St Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor (Memorial)

Marie Francoise Thérèse Martin was born on 2 January, 1873 at Alencon, southwest of Rouen in the north of France. She was the youngest daughter of Louis Martin, a watchmaker, and his wife, Zelie-Marie Guerin, a lacemaker, w … Continue

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