30 Aug 2020

HOMILY FOR MASS FOR 22ND SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A

Simon has just made his great profession of faith in Jesus as God and Saviour, been praised and appointed future pope (Mt 16:13-20). All of a sudden the mood changes. Having just renamed him ‘Peter’, Jesus now calls him ‘Satan’ (Mt 16:21-7).

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23 Aug 2020

HOMILY FOR MASS FOR 21ST SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A

In his international best-seller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey argues that there are three stages of maturity: dependence, independence, and interdependence. Together these three form what he calls ‘the maturity continuum’.

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16 Aug 2020

HOMILY FOR MASS FOR 20TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A

Go out to all the world to preach the Good News,” Jesus said (Mk 16:15; cf. Mt 28:19). Paul in our epistle today brags of his mission to the gentiles (Rom 11:13-15,29-32) and we know that he ultimately joined Peter in giving the witness of blood in Rome.

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09 Aug 2020

HOMILY FOR MASS FOR 19TH SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A

Most of Jesus’ miracles addressed people’s particular needs. Last Sunday He multiplied loaves and fishes to satisfy the hunger of the multitude.[1] The haul of fish and the changing of wine into water were on a similarly extravagant scale.[2] You might wonder if anyone really needed so much wine as He made for them at Cana, but if you watch the crowd-funded TV series, The Chosen, you’ll pick up the emotions, tension and potential humiliation around that wedding reception, and why the wine mattered so much.

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