Monthly Archives: July 2013

Homily no. 38 – ‘Seventh Commandment’ (CCC 2401–2463)

[homily given at St Mary of the Snows, Palazzola, Albano, Italy] In this ‘Year of Faith,’ that the Church has called us to, I’ve chosen in my parish to follow a pattern of preaching on the Catechism — an attempt, … Continue reading

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Homily no. 37 – ‘Sixth Commandment’ (CCC 2331–2400)

[In the absence of a homily delivered on this date, owing to my absence from the parish on pilgrimage, I re-present, for the purpose of covering the 6th Commandment — “Do not commit adultery” — the salient points from one … Continue reading

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Homily no. 36 – ‘The Fifth Commandment’ (CCC 2258–2330)

“Well, I haven’t killed anybody!” — so might begin a Confession … the sort of Confession that is not exactly an examination of one’s conscience before God, but a protestation of innocence.  “Well, I haven’t killed anyone” might indeed, hopefully, … Continue reading

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Homily no. 35 – ‘The Fourth Commandment’ (CCC 2196–2257)

As most of you know, I’ve been spending some time each week this year in making visits to the streets and homes of our parishioners, in order to try to get to know the parish better.  It is lovely to … Continue reading

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