The Value of Confidentiality

Writing for Eureka Street, Andrew Hamilton makes a very strong case for the value of confidentiality in public discourse, drawing on the various conversations that have been part of the ongoing discussion in the public domain of late. At the heart of Hamilton's argument, is the following paragraphs: Does it matter that confidentiality is infringed in … Continue reading The Value of Confidentiality

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Homilies: 1st Sunday of Advent, Year C

My homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent (Year C) as preached during the 5.30pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:12 - 4:2; Luke 21:25-28, 34-36. "The arrival of Advent focuses our attention on the fulfilled promise of God to send the Messiah, a promise once fulfilled … Continue reading Homilies: 1st Sunday of Advent, Year C

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

My homily for the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (Year B) as preached during the 5.30pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Daniel 7:13-14; Revelation 1:5-8; John 18:33-37. "The Feast of Christ the King challenges our understanding of exactly what the Reign of God is meant to … Continue reading Homilies: Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

An Act of Ecumenical Hospitality

Tonight, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton, once again hosted the community of the Anglican Cathedral - Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle - to help mark their Feast of Title with the celebration of Festal Evensong. This act of ecumenical hospitality was necessitated because of the running of a motor race in the inner city of Newcastle, which … Continue reading An Act of Ecumenical Hospitality

Homilies: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

My homily for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) as preached during the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were 1 Kings 17:10-16; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44. "The observation of the behaviour of people contributing to the Temple treasury is a reminder to us that, like the widow, Christians are … Continue reading Homilies: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B