• Acedia

    Talk for Faith Formation Seminar for Young Adults Bishop’s House, 11 January 2014  Introduction This talk was advertised as being on sloth, one of the seven deadly sins of the […]

  • Homily for the Baptism of the Lord

    Sometimes one hears useful things in homilies. I remember one for this feast pointing out the many different forms water can take, how good it is at changing while always […]

  • Homily for the Epiphany of the Lord

    This is a beautiful feast. We don’t have to go looking for it; it’s very close to us. It’s in front of our eyes. Today is an explosion of light. […]

  • Homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

    Many things are being celebrated today – most loudly New Year. But in this liturgy many other things as well. It’s the octave day of Christmas, the 8th day. And […]

  • Homily for the Feast of the Holy Family

    Today we remember that Jesus belonged to a family. When we say, ‘the Word became flesh and lived among us’, we’re remembering he became a human being. We do this […]

  • Homily for Christmas Day Mass

    We’ve got there. We’ve arrived. Christmas is here. ‘A child is born for us, and a son is given to us’ (Introit). The Holy Spirit works through word and sacrament, […]

  • Homily for Midnight Mass

    Isn’t this the most entrancing of all the feasts we keep? It’s as if there’s a procession to the crib already. It’s as if the carols, the announcement of the […]

  • Homily for the 4th Sunday of Advent

    Christmas is very close now. To take Isaiah’s words, ‘the maiden is with child and will soon give birth to a son’ (Is 7:14). In some liturgies, during the last […]


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