Homilies: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B (Child Protection Sunday)

My homily for the 23rdd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) – also marked as Child Protection Sunday – as preached during the 9.30am Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Isaiah 35:4-7; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37.

“The ears of all of us have been opened to the stories of those who have been abused by fellow members of the Church, and our tongues have been loosened in order to speak out in the defence of the most vulnerable, especially children. We must not, we cannot be silent anymore. I will not be silent anymore.”