Homilies

Homilies: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

My homily for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) as preached during the 9.30am Mass in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton, and featuring the musical skills of Dr Anne Millard, the Cathedral's Director of Music. The readings proclaimed were Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10; Hebrews 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53. "The dissonance in today's Gospel reminds us that… Continue reading Homilies: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Homilies: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

My homily for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) as preached during the 5.30pm Saturday evening Mass in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings proclaimed were Wisdom 18:6-9; Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19; Luke 12:32-48. "Our Gospel reminds as to always be ready to be held accountable for the way we have lived our Christian… Continue reading Homilies: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Homilies: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

My homily for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) as preached during the 5.30pm Saturday evening Mass in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The Scriptures proclaimed were Genesis 18:20-32; Colossians 2:12-14; Luke 11:1-13. "The Lord's Prayer is a wonderful yet dangerous prayer that reminds us that before all else God and God's agenda comes… Continue reading Homilies: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Homilies: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, Year C

My homily for Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord (Year C) as preached during the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were: Acts 10:34. 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-9. "The Resurrection is the birth of our hope - for salvation, for life, for all that God created us to be.… Continue reading Homilies: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, Year C

Musings

The Modern Crosses Facing the World

The following was first featured on Vatican News. Pope Francis concluded the traditional Via Crucis at Rome’s Colosseum on Good Friday evening by reciting a litany of present-day crosses, representing various forms of suffering in the world today. Children, the elderly, the poor, families, migrants, and the earth itself: the Pope recalled these, and others,… Continue reading The Modern Crosses Facing the World

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Homilies: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year C

My homily for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord (Year C) as preached during the 9.30am Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Luke 19:28-40; Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 22:14 - 23:56. "We have the opportunity to look at the Crucifixion through the lens of the self-emptying love of Jesus… Continue reading Homilies: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, Year C

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Finding True Harmony In What Unites Us

This article was originally written for and published on the diocesan website, mnnews.today. It subsequently appeared as an opinion piece in The Newcastle Herald on Wednesday 20 March 2019. On the evening of Saturday 16 March, together with hundreds of people from across Newcastle, I gathered at the Newcastle Islamic Centre in Mayfield. I gathered… Continue reading Finding True Harmony In What Unites Us

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Homilies: 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

My homily for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) as preached during the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were 1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23; 1 Corinthians 15:45-49; Luke 6:27-38. "Love your enemies? Sounds all but impossible! Yet the heart of today's Gospel is a call to change the… Continue reading Homilies: 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C