Monthly Archives: March 2013

Homily no. 22 – ‘The Resurrection of Christ’ (CCC 631–682)

I have some friends for whom this has been an agonizing Holy Week.  They had little twin boys born seven weeks ago and one of their baby sons had a heart defect.  Once he had put on a bit of … Continue reading

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Homily no. 21 – ‘Eucharist (I)’ (CCC 1322-55)

We have reached a fascinating place in this interplay between our journey through the Catechism and the journey through the liturgical year!  We have been considering the Sacraments, haven’t we?  And we have come now to the point where we … Continue reading

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Homily no. 20 – ‘Sacrament of Confirmation’ (CCC 1285–1321)

As you know, we are considering in these weeks the sections of the Catechism which speak of the Sacraments.  Last week we thought a bit about the foundation of all the Sacraments, which is Baptism — and how, whether we … Continue reading

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Homily no. 19 – ‘Sacrament of Baptism’ (CCC 1210–84)

I wanted last week to bring an early focus onto the Sacrament of Reconciliation — and indeed both last Sunday’s Gospel, today’s, and next Sunday’s all speak of the joy of being forgiven one’s sins by the Lord Jesus.  In … Continue reading

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Homily no. 18 – ‘Sacrament of Reconciliation’ (CCC 1420–1498)

Having spent a couple of weeks looking at the Liturgy and Sacraments in general, we now turn to an examination of each one individually, and this will take us to beyond Easter.  Rather than begin with the obvious first Sacrament of … Continue reading

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