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HOMILY WEEK 31 06 – Year I Feast – Dedication of St. John Lateran (Ezk 47:1-12; Ps 46; Jn 2:13-22) ***************************************************** “Wherever this river flows, the waters shall be made fresh.” The readings today, and this feast of the dedication of St. John Lateran, invite us to drink of the living waters of God’s love […]

Easter-Visitation of Mary

HOMILY – FEAST OF THE VISITATION (Zeph 3:14-18/Rm 12:9-16; Is 12; Lk 1:39-56) *************************************************** In his book, Mary – Mirror of the Church,former papal preacher Ranaiero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., offers beautiful insights into role of Mary in the Church. In his writings, Cantalamessa invites us to make imitation of Mary our priority. He calls Mary […]

Week 02 02 St Vincent, Covenants of Hope and Love

WEEK 02 02 Covenants of Hope and Love Optional Memorial: St Vincent of Saragossa (Heb 6:10-20; Ps 111; Mk 2:23-28) ************************************************ “God is ever mindful of his covenant.” That sentence from today’s psalm, along with the two disparate readings (the first reading and the gospel are not as connected as usual), combine to invite us […]

HOMILY FEAST OF ST STEPHEN

Living Calvary In Slow Motion (Acts 6:8-10; Ps 31; Mt 10:17-22) **************************************** A well-known theologian, Deitrich Bonhoeffer, once said:Grace is free, but not cheap. This statement resonates with a song the International singing group Up With Peoplesang as part of their show: Freedom isn’t Free. These two phrases seem to fit this feast of St. […]

HOMILY CHRISTMAS DAY YEAR C

A New World Order (Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18) ****************************************************** At least one American presidential candidate has run for office on the campaign promise that if elected he would bring about a new world order. Haughty dreams and high hopes notwithstanding, I think it goes without saying that no mere president, let […]

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