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Embracing the risky mission for Jesus today: A homily for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary time

  14th Sunday in Ordinary Time. July 7, 2019. Is 66:10-14; Gal 6:14-18; Lk 10:1-12,17-20   Embracing the risky mission for Jesus today I was really fascinated by the giant python snake that laid coiled up in a zoo cage … Continue reading

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The importance of worshipping the Trinity alone: A homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

  The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. June 16, 2019. Prov 8:22-31; Rom 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15 The importance of worshipping the Trinity alone A few days ago, a group of cardinals and bishops, included Cardinal Raymond Burke, issued a … Continue reading

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Why we must be enflamed by the Holy Spirit today: A homily for the solemnity of Pentecost 2019

Solemnity of Pentecost. June 9, 2019. Acts 2:1-11; 1Cor 12:3-7,12-13; Jn 20:19-23   Why we must be enflamed by the Holy Spirit today The Pentecost event is usually depicted showing flames of fire coming to rest on the heads of … Continue reading

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The Ascension: Time to take heaven seriously – A homily for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

  Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. June 2, 2019 Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Lk 24:46-53  The Ascension: Time to take heaven seriously    Two Catholics made the headlines a few days apart in the last week. The first … Continue reading

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Listening to God in today’s world: A homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter

6th Sunday of Easter. May 26, 2019 Acts 15:1-2,22-29;  Rev 21:10-14,22-23; Jn 14:23-29 Listening to God in today’s world   A priest drew loud cheers from the audience of graduating college students when he ended his homily at a recent … Continue reading

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The Eucharist: School of Christ-like love – A homily for the 5th Sunday of Easter

5th Sunday of Easter. May 19, 2019. Acts 14:21-27; Rev 21:1-5; Jn 13:31-33,34-35 The Eucharist: School of Christ-like love  “Love one another as I have loved you.” I was celebrating Holy Mass in the parish in which I grew up … Continue reading

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The power of truly belonging to Christ: A homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter.

  4th week of Easter. May 12, 2019 Acts 13:14, 43-52; Rev 7:9,14-17; Jn 10:27-30 The power of truly belonging to Christ This is one question about my vocation that I find difficult to answer: “When and how did you … Continue reading

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