Homilies: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

My homily for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, as preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings proclaimed were Wisdom 2:12, 17-20; James 3:16-4:3; Mark 9:30-37. "Jesus challenges the understanding of 'Messiah' held by his disciples by placing a child before them, overthrowing and subverting the entire … Continue reading Homilies: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Homilies: Perpetual Day of Remembrance Sunday 2021

My homily for Perpetual Day of Remembrance Sunday 2021, as preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings proclaimed were Ezekiel 37:1-14; Romans 14:7-9; Luke 7:46-56. The tex of my homily can be found below. https://open.spotify.com/episode/5VG9RVTtBFriRNLbFS6SSK?si=UZ_KTDxwRKarUOfmvVQ2cQ&dl_branch=1 As I mentioned at the beginning of today’s Mass, it is this Sunday that … Continue reading Homilies: Perpetual Day of Remembrance Sunday 2021

Homilies: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

My homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings proclaimed were Isaiah 35:4-7; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37. "The prayer of Jesus - "Ephphatha!" or "Be opened!" - is not just about a healing of physical limitations as we hear about … Continue reading Homilies: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Review: Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality

Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirtuality by J. Philip NewellMy rating: 3 of 5 starsFrom the blurb on the back cover:"Listening for the Heartbeat of God presents a spirituality for today, modeled on the vital characteristics of Celtic spirituality through the centuries. Here is an emphasis on the essential goodness of creation … Continue reading Review: Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality