• 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 […]

  • Homily for the 7th Sunday of Easter

    Sometimes, to understand the readings, it helps to think of them in their chronological order. If we do that today, the Gospel would come first. Let’s begin there, then. Where […]

  • Homily for the Solemnity of the Ascension

      ‘Lift up your hearts.’ We hear those words at every Mass. And we reply, ‘We lift them up to the Lord.’ It is thanks to the mystery we celebrate […]

  • Homily for 6th Sunday of Easter & Celebration of Sacrament of Confirmation

    ‘While Peter was still speaking the Holy Spirit came down on all the listeners’ (1st Reading). That’s from the Acts of the Apostles. That book tells the story of the […]

  • Homily for Easter Day

    ‘This day was made by the Lord: we rejoice and are glad’ (Ps 117). Today must be a good day to be Pope. He goes out on to the balcony […]

  • Homily for the Easter Vigil

    ‘Now the earth was a formless void, there was darkness over the deep, and God’s spirit hovered over the water. Then God said, “Let there be light”, and there was […]

  • Homily for Good Friday

    ‘Then they took charge of Jesus, and carrying his own cross he went out of the city to the place of the skull or, as it was called, Golgotha, where […]

  • Homily for Mass of the Lord’s Supper

    As the younger generation would say, this is awesome – this evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, this first moment of the Paschal Triduum. It has so much atmosphere. It’s […]


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