March 3, 2019 Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

An Unknown Poet once wrote: “I dreamt death came the other night and heaven’s gate swung wide.  With kindly grace an angel came and ushered me inside.  And there, to my astonishment, stood folks I’d known on earth.  Some I had judged `most unfit’ and others of `little worth.’  Indignant...

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February 24, 2019 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

We are presented for consideration today one of the very hardest of Jesus’ commands: “Love your enemies”. This injunction comes in the very first sentence of today’s text and the rest of the extract could be regarded as simply a commentary on it. What we are talking about is ethics,...

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February 17, 2019 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

Do you ever stop to think that, roughly speaking, eight out of ten Catholics no longer come to Mass? That’s a lot of people! It means that there should be another eight people sitting next to you. There are many reasons for their absence – the analysts of such things...

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February 10, 2019 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

What powerful readings that we have just heard from the Holy Scriptures. What I mean by powerful is that the readings make us think twice of how we would behave if we suddenly found ourselves in the Divine Presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. Many of us would like to...

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