Homilies: 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year C

My homily for the 3rd Sunday of Advent (Year C) as preached during the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton on Sunday 16 December 2018. The readings were Zephaniah 3:14-18; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18. "Our readings today remind us that preparations for Christmas during Advent are about preparing ourselves to welcome the Reign of … Continue reading Homilies: 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year C

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Review: In the Beginning, There Were Stories: Thoughts about the Oral Tradition of the Bible

In the Beginning, There Were Stories: Thoughts about the Oral Tradition of the Bible by William J. Bausch My rating: 3 of 5 stars The basic principle espoused in this book is a simple one - the Bible is not first and foremost a written text that must be used and analysed as a written … Continue reading Review: In the Beginning, There Were Stories: Thoughts about the Oral Tradition of the Bible

Homilies: 1st Sunday of Advent, Year C

My homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent (Year C) as preached during the 5.30pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:12 - 4:2; Luke 21:25-28, 34-36. "The arrival of Advent focuses our attention on the fulfilled promise of God to send the Messiah, a promise once fulfilled … Continue reading Homilies: 1st Sunday of Advent, Year C

Homilies: Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

My homily for the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (Year B) as preached during the 5.30pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Daniel 7:13-14; Revelation 1:5-8; John 18:33-37. "The Feast of Christ the King challenges our understanding of exactly what the Reign of God is meant to … Continue reading Homilies: Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

An Act of Ecumenical Hospitality

Tonight, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton, once again hosted the community of the Anglican Cathedral - Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle - to help mark their Feast of Title with the celebration of Festal Evensong. This act of ecumenical hospitality was necessitated because of the running of a motor race in the inner city of Newcastle, which … Continue reading An Act of Ecumenical Hospitality