• Homily for the Solemnity of Ss Peter and Paul

    Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us, Ss Peter and Paul, pray for us, All holy apostles, pray for us. The Church is not unlike this monastery. Some bits […]

  • The Baptism of Jesus

    Talk to the Aberdeenshire Theological Club 20 January 2014 Introduction Thank you for the opportunity to speak to this venerable Club. It was about this time of year, last year, […]

  • Homily for the Solemnity of St John the Baptist

    Two familiar things can be said on this feast day of John the Baptist. The first is that as Jesus’ birthday falls just after the winter solstice when the days […]

  • Homily for Corpus Christi

    Today we keep Corpus Christi, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. It was in 1264 that Pope Urban IV mandated this feast for the whole Roman Rite. […]

  • Homily for the Three Cathedrals Service

    ‘Is Christ divided?’(1 Cor 1:13). This was the provocative question St Paul put to that Corinthian community he so loved and suffered for. It’s the question that the World Council […]

  • Homily for Pentecost Sunday

    Come, Holy Spirit! Today, Pentecost Day, Whit Sunday, we recall that coming at Pentecost in Jerusalem around 30 AD. We give thanks for it. We believe this coming can be […]

  • Homily for 2nd Sunday of Easter

    ‘This day was made by the Lord; we rejoice and are glad!’ (Ps 117:24). We heard this verse in the Responsorial Psalm. It is used every day of the Easter […]

  • Homily for Easter Sunday

    ‘And is it true?… That God was man in Palestine, And lives today in bread and wine?’ So Sir John Betjeman in his poem Christmas. And is it true that […]


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