Monthly Archives: February 2013

Homily no.17 – ‘Celebrating the Liturgy’ (CCC 1135–1209)

It’s tempting to take the whole of this homily to reflect on the wonderful 8-yr Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI, and to paint a picture of this Pope who, as he said on the very day of his election as … Continue reading

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Homily no. 16 – ‘Liturgy I’ (CCC 1066–1134)

The Catechism is divided into 4 parts: Creed, Sacraments, Commandments, Prayer. Today we start to consider the 2nd part of the Catechism — the part on the Liturgy, and the Sacraments.  What does the word ‘Liturgy’ mean anyway?  Well, it … Continue reading

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Homily no. 15 – ‘Eternal Life’ (CCC 988–1065)

Leave me, Lord, I am a sinful man (Lk 5:8).  I think that we can all relate to St Peter’s reaction, there, in the face of the miracle wrought by Jesus.  It’s a miracle of fish that could have changed … Continue reading

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Homily no. 14 – ‘Communion of Saints’ (CCC 946–987)

Last year, in 2012, apart from all the other amazing things like the Golden Jubilee, and the Olympics, it was also a century since the sinking of the ocean liner, the Titanic.  The sinking of that ship on its maiden … Continue reading

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