Monthly Archives: September 2013

Homily no. 47 – ‘Our Father (II)’ (CCC 2803–2827)

Last Sunday we began our thinking about the Lord’s Prayer, the Our Father.  We thought about the meaning and import of the opening words, “Our Father, who art in heaven …”  Our review of the Our Father is to help … Continue reading

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Homily no. 46 – ‘Our Father (I)’ (CCC 2759–2802)

A friend of mine who is in her 40s has always been touched and moved by the fact that the first thing she learnt to recite as a very little girl was the Our Father … It is a happy … Continue reading

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Homily no. 45 – ‘The ‘Battle’ of Prayer’ (CCC 2725–2758)

Tackling this question of prayer, as we have been, these last few weeks, in our journey through the Catechism, we must acknowledge, as the Church does, that prayer is not always easy.  We get distracted; we get discouraged; we can … Continue reading

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Homily no. 44 – ‘Prayer to the Saints’ (CCC 2683–2724)

[Sermon given at St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Malacca, Malaysia.  I’ve been giving a special emphasis in this ‘Year of Faith’ to preaching on the Catechism from cover to cover, and so even though this weekend I am 9,000 miles … Continue reading

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Homily no. 43 – ‘The Tradition of Prayer’ (CCC 2650–2682)

We’ve seen over the last couple of weeks, in thinking about prayer in the 4th section of the Catechism, how the currents of prayer continued in the Old Testament reach their perfection and fulfilment in the New Testament, in the … Continue reading

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