Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Eucharist and the shocks of life: A homily for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

  21st Sunday in Ordinary Time. August 26, 2018. Jos 24:1-2,15-17,18; Eph 5:21-32; Jn 6:60-69   The Eucharist and the shocks of life A man asked me some years ago to anoint his dying wife in hospital. After I had … Continue reading

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The forgotten the purpose of the Eucharist: A homily for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary time.

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. August 12, 2018. 1 Kgs 19:4-8; Eph 4:30-5:2; Jn 6:41-51 The forgotten purpose of the Eucharist I was still basking in the joy of having received my First Holy Communion when my mother brought me … Continue reading

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Embracing our vocation as mediators today: A homily for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  17th Sunday in Ordinary Time. July 29th 2018. 2Kgs 4:42-44; Eph 4:1-6; Jn 6:1-15 Embracing our vocation as mediators today Last week we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical, Humanae Vitae. The major problem of … Continue reading

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