Book Reviews

Review: The Evolution of the West: How Christianity Has Shaped Our Values

The Evolution of the West: How Christianity Has Shaped Our Values by Nick Spencer My rating: 4 of 5 stars This series of essays from Nick Spencer is a challenge to those who might believe that Christianity has never made a contribution to the development of the Western world, that the Western world has, in… Continue reading Review: The Evolution of the West: How Christianity Has Shaped Our Values

Homilies

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

My homily for the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (Year C) as preached during the 9.30 am Mass in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The scriptures readings proclaimed were 2 Samuel 5:1-3; Colossians 1:12-20; Luke 23:35-43. "The kingship of Jesus is rooted not in a political settlement but in a covenantal… Continue reading Homilies: Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year C

Homilies

Homilies: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

My homily for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) as preached during the 5.30 pm Saturday evening Mass in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings proclaimed were Malachi 3:19-20; 2 Thessalonians 3"7-12; Luke 21:5-19. "If we focus on trying to interpret the 'signs and wonders' in the world and their connection to the… Continue reading Homilies: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Book Reviews

Review: Heresy

Heresy by S.J. Parris My rating: 5 of 5 stars Religious differences, persecutions, murder, mystery, and Oxford College and the Elizabethan age. What better combination to introduce a series that features Dr Giordano Bruno of Nola, a former Dominican monk, a philosopher, an excommunicated heretic, and an agent of Sir Francis Walsingham, the Queen's Chief… Continue reading Review: Heresy

Book Reviews

Review: Communal Wisdom: A Way of Discernment for a Pilgrim Church

Communal Wisdom: A Way of Discernment for a Pilgrim Church by Brian Msc Gallagher My rating: 4 of 5 stars There can be very little doubt that the Catholic Church in Australia in late 2019 has a growing understanding of the practice of discernment. In the lead up to the Church’s Plenary Council in 2020,… Continue reading Review: Communal Wisdom: A Way of Discernment for a Pilgrim Church