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Who do we say that Jesus is? A homily for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  24th Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 18, 2018. Is 50:5-9; Jas 2:14-18; Mk 8:27-35 Who do we say that Jesus is? Who do you say that I am? NBA superstar Stephen Curry had a wonderful time in his brief … Continue reading

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The real truth about our defiled hearts: A homily for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

  22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. September 2, 2018. Dt. 4:1-2,6-8; James 1:17-18,21-22,27; Mk 7:1-8,14-15,21-23 The real truth about our defiled hearts I was shocked and disgusted at the airport a few weeks ago when I noticed two men giggling … Continue reading

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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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Remaining Catholic in a time of scandals: A homily for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. July 22, 2018. Jer 23:1-6; Eph 2:13-18; Mk 6:30-34 Remaining Catholic in a time of scandal I had a conversation recently with an elderly European couple who had abandoned the practice of their Catholic faith … Continue reading

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Living in the authority of Christ today: A homily for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time. July 15th, 2018. Amos 7:12-15; Eph 1:3-14; Mk 6:7-13. Living in the authority of Christ today My mother had just taught me how to drive a car and it was the first time I had … Continue reading

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