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Pandemics and the ancient Church

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Communications Office 
 
While we self-isolate, it’s important to see this pandemic in perspective and avoid panic: if history has taught us anything, it is that the Christian family has not only withstood the viral outbreaks of the past, but has flourished because of them.  

Fourth Sunday in Lent: Out of darkness and into the light

Sunday 22 March 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Homily: 4th Sunday in Lent (Year A) 
 
The unnamed man of today’s gospel knew isolation. He knew it by way of his physical blindness, which isolated him from seeing the world in which he was living. But he also experienced isolation from the social blindness by which he was treated by those around him. (Did you notice that nearly everyone talked about him as if he was not there, only Jesus talked to him personally?) Finally, he knew the isolation of rejection by those who would not accept what had happened to him. Only in Jesus did the man experience a closeness that would allow him to come out of his darkness, and find a light of hope.
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