Monthly Archives: January 2013

Homily no. 13 – ‘Life in the Church’ (CCC 871–945)

Our Second Reading at Mass today gives us a wonderful lead-in to the focus of our reflections today, namely the different ministries in the make-up of the Church. St Paul reminds us that we need the different parts of the … Continue reading

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Homily no. 12 – ‘Marks of the Church / Sacraments’ (CCC 811–870)

We began last week to reflect on the nature of the Church, seeing the Church not as something separable from our faith in the God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit — but seeing the Church as an indispensable part of … Continue reading

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Homily no. 11 – ‘The Mystery of the Church’ (CCC 748–810)

This is a beautiful feast on which to end our celebration of the Christmas season: Our Lord’s own Baptism launches us forth into ‘Ordinary Time.’  The whole reason for the Incarnation, for Christmas, for the birth of Jesus, is that … Continue reading

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Homily no 10 – ‘Holy Spirit’ (CCC 683–747)

Our feast-day today is another of the great celebrations of the Christmas season: Epiphany, the arriving of the Magi to find and adore the newborn Christ.  It’s on a par with Christmas; celebrated even more than Christmas in some eastern … Continue reading

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