• Homily for the Mass of the Rite of Election

    This is the first of our Station Masses, and a special one. Here are our 10 catechumens. Tonight they are being ‘chosen’, ‘elected’. They can now be called the ‘elect’. […]

  • Homily for the 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time

    We’re continuing to hear the Sermon on the Mount. We’ve heard it the last few Sundays and will hear it again next Sunday, the last before Lent. The Sermon on […]

  • Envy

    Faith Formation Seminar, Bishop’s House, 1 February 2014 Today we leave Evagrius’ 8 thoughts and follow instead Pope Gregory the Great (+604). It was he who first listed envy among […]

  • Letter to the 22 MSPs

    The following is a copy of the letter I sent to the 22 MSPs whose constituencies fall within the area of our diocese. 30 January 2014 Dear  MSP I write […]

  • Homily for 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

    King’s College Chapel, University of Aberdeen, 19 January 2014 Isaiah 49:3-6 – Ps 39 – 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 – John 1:29-34 Last Sunday was the feast of the Baptism of […]

  • St Benedict of Nursia

    Talk to Young Adults, Faith Formation Seminar Bishop’s House, 11 January 2014 St Benedict was declared a patron of Europe by Pope Paul VI in 1964. He has been long […]

  • 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 […]


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