Bp Hugh Gilbert

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    Homily for Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

    Today many things come together. New Year’s Day, of course, and then the news of Pope Emeritus Benedict’s passing yesterday, and more still. Today is the Octave Day of Christmas, […]

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    Homily for Christmas Day Mass

    Here it is! Christmas Day in the Year of our Lord 2022. “Generations have trod, have trod, have trod”, said a poet. He meant it in a weary, unhappy way. […]

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    Homily for Midnight Mass

    He has arrived! The journey to Bethlehem is over, Mary’s time has come, the child has been born, wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger, there being no […]

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    President of Bishops’ Conference pays tribute to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

    The President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland Bishop Hugh Gilbert has paid tribute to Pope EmeritusBenedict XVI who died earlier today (Saturday 31 December 2022). Commenting on the late […]

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    Homily for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

    What does Mary say to us today? A seminarian told me how he was instructed during preaching practice not to mention “grace” in homilies. We all know “don’t mention the […]

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    Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Advent

    Advent means “coming”. We all know this. In Advent we relive our Lord’s first coming, we gear ourselves up for his second coming, and we try to be sensitive to […]

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    Homily for 1st Sunday of Advent

    Advent is long this year, the longest it can be – four full weeks, with Christmas Day falling on a Sunday at the end of the 4th week. This is […]

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    Homily for the Funeral of Archbishop Mario Conti

    Remembering Mario, and his long, rich and fruitful life, it’s hard not to smile. He had a certain manner, shall we say, a certain sense of the bella figura and […]

     

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