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Friday 26 February 2021

Mass intentions for the week beginning Sunday, 28th February

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Monday 22 February 2021

The laws of warfare

Chapter 20 of the Book of Deuteronomy deals with the laws of warfare: as relevant now as they were in Moses' day, and particularly apt for us as we begin our Lenten warfare.

Hear all about it in this week's Talking Heads by clicking here.

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Thursday 18 February 2021

Mass Intentions for the week beginning Sunday 21st February

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Monday 15 February 2021

Good fences make good neighbours

This week's Talking Heads is available here. It deals Chapter 19 of Deuteronomy; with the cities of refuge on the western side of the Jordan, with boundary markers and with the Lex Talionis - the Law of Retribution.IMG_1775

Thursday 11 February 2021

Mass intentions for the week beginning Sunday, 14th February

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Monday 8 February 2021

A Prophet shall I raise up for them

Chapter 18 of Deuteronomy looks forward to the Prophet whom the Lord will raise up. In the Gospel, we hear the excitement of the people, who realize who that Prophet is.

Hear all about it in this week's Talking Heads, by clicking here.

We also hear how we must avoid all superstition. Here is William Blake's depiction of Samuel, called up by the Witch of Endor at Saul's request:

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Friday 5 February 2021

Mass intentions for the week beginning Sunday, 7th February

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Monday 1 February 2021

When you choose a King

This week's Talking Heads Bible Study examines Chapter 17 of the Book of Deuteronomy.

We hear Moses warning Israel about the dangers they will face when they set a king over them. These prophecies are realized when Rehoboam succeeds Solomon in II Kings 12, and his harsh, rash behaviour leads to the kingdom splitting in two. Here is Hans Holbein the Younger's Rehoboam's Insolence:

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Friday 29 January 2021

Mass intentions for the week beginning Sunday, 31 January

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Monday 25 January 2021

The place God will choose

This week's Talking Heads covers chapter 16 of Deuteronomy, including the command to go up to the place God will choose (Jerusalem) three times a year. To this command the Holy Family was obedient, as we see when they went up for the Passover when Jesus was twelve years' old.

Watch the Bible Study by clicking here.

Here is William Holman Hunt's painting of the Finding of the Saviour in the Temple:

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