• Homily for the Scalan Pilgrimage

    I know many of you are from the south. I hope you’ll forgive me if I first say something about the area of Scotland in which we are – more immediately […]

  • Homily for the National Pilgrimage in Honour of St John Ogilvie

    I ‘I remember the deeds of the Lord, / I remember your wonders of old, / I muse on all your works / and ponder your mighty deeds.’ Brothers and sisters, […]

  • Homily for the 50th Anniversary of SCIAF

    Is SCIAF in the Bible? The first answer is ‘Of course not.’ The second is, ‘Of course it is.’ The inspiration is. After all, we have just heard three readings. We […]

  • Pastoral Letter for Sunday 28 June

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This year marks the 400th anniversary of the martyrdom of St John Ogilvie. It was kept in Glasgow earlier this year. Now it’s our […]

  • Homily for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart

    ‘They will look on the one whom they have pierced.’ This feast comes in this month when summer finally gets under way; it comes in a time of light and […]

  • The Parable of the Vine

    Faith Formation Seminar, Bishop’s House, Aberdeen, 9 May 2015 [The passage is read: John 15:1-17]. This concludes our series on the Parables of Jesus. Is it, though, a parable? Yes, […]

  • Homily for Trinity Sunday

    ‘Know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’ These are the last words of Jesus in the Gospel according to Matthew. They’re the words left […]

  • Homily for Pentecost Sunday

    I’d like to touch on three things Scripture shows the Holy Spirit doing. The first is from the Gospel we’ve just heard: Jesus breathed on the disciples and said, ‘Receive […]


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