Review: The Silver Pigs

The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis My rating: 3 of 5 stars The modern 'gumshoe detective' genre meets ancient Rome, and the result is an engaging tale that captures the imagination of the reader and draws them into the lives of the characters.I was originally drawn to read it because of the novel's setting in … Continue reading Review: The Silver Pigs

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Homilies: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

My homily for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) as preached during the 9.30am Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Isaiah 62:1-5; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-11. "The Holy Spirit is given to all who are able to proclaim Jesus as God and Saviour, and then manifests in many different … Continue reading Homilies: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

From Liturgy to Action in the World

Sacrosanctum Concilium's call for revisions in liturgical rites and texts made it easier for the Church to recognize and engage the public nature of liturgy. It also empowered the worshipping faithful to take part in efforts to reform social, economic, cultural, and political systems of society. The latter emphasis is what Gaudium et spes brought to our understanding … Continue reading From Liturgy to Action in the World

Homilies: Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Year C

My homily for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Year C) as preached at the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; Titus 2:11-14, 3:4-7; Luke 3:15-16, 21-22. "His baptism marks the beginning of the public ministry of Jesus, and inauguration of the messianic age that is … Continue reading Homilies: Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Year C

Homilies: Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Year C

My homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord (Year C) as preached at the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12. "The Magi, whoever they were, came to encounter Jesus Christ through following the signs that guided them. Are we able to … Continue reading Homilies: Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Year C

Homilies: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Year C

My homily for the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (Year C) as preached at the 5pm Mass in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were 1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28; 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24; Luke 2:41-52. "Families are important to us as human beings and as believers. They are the domestic … Continue reading Homilies: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Year C