03 Aug 2021

HOMILY FOR THE SOLEMN PONTIFICAL MASS FOR THE OCTO-CENTENARY OF THE DEATH OF ST. DOMINIC

You could call it the Council of the Friars – yet none was there, or only one. “The Great Council”, as the Fourth Lateran was known, included the greatest mediaeval pope, Innocent III, 71 patriarchs and metropolitans, 412 other bishops, around 900 abbots, priors and periti, together with envoys of the emperor and monarchs.

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13 Jun 2021

HOMILY FOR 11TH SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME YEAR B

There’s an old Peanuts comic in which everybody’s self-appointed life-coach, Lucy, is telling her younger brother Linus about the many uses of a tree. “They provide shade from the sun,” she tells him, “and protection from the rain. They prevent erosion, and their wood is used to build beautiful buildings.”

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