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Homily for Mass for the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

For some, this pandemic-enforced retreat has been an opportunity to connect more deeply with family and God – to give time to conversation and prayer so often crowded out by the busyness of our lives. Many have maintained their connection to Mass and parish by live-streaming; others, who can’t normally come to Mass, have enjoyed Mass coming to them at home.

REMARKS AT LAUNCH OF THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC ANTI-SLAVERY NETWORK

“Let us not despair; it is a blessed cause, and success, ere long, will crown our exertions. Already we have gained one victory: we have obtained, for these poor creatures, the recognition of their human nature, which for a while was most shamefully denied.

Homily for Mass for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year A

The Moirai or Fates were the good luck gods of the ancient world. People experienced many aspects of their lives as beyond their control. So much depended on where and when and into whose family you were born. On forces of nature, weather, accidents and plagues like COVID.

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