17th December 2020
A kingdom without borders
Massimo Faggioli invites us to reflect on the illustrations of the contrast between the local and the global that we find in the readings for the fourth Sunday of Advent: ‘one event, in place and time and historical context, but with universal significance.’
10th December 2020
A stranger-in-need is a neighbour indeed
The third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday, and the Christian joy that colours our liturgy on this day is not something that we should keep to ourselves, says Patrick Nogoy SJ.
3rd December 2020
Back to our future
The readings for the Second Sunday of Advent are rich with promise but demand something of us in return – how do they invite us to respond to God’s offer of consolation, which is always open to us, by confronting our memories and looking to the future?
27th November 2020
Survive, rebuild, heal
Christine Allen, Director of CAFOD, considers how the readings for the first Sunday of Advent speak this year in particular to a world, in the throes of the Covid-19 pandemic, which needs to survive, rebuild and heal.
5th December 2014
Christmas without the crib? Mark’s Gospel in Advent
Does it surprise you that the Gospel of Mark does not have a version of the Christmas story? The evangelist still has plenty to tell us about the meaning of Christmas.
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