Category Archives: Uncategorized

Homily no. 54 – ‘Vatican II: Gaudium et Spes’

The readings of this penultimate Sunday of the year certainly are of the nature of proclaiming ‘The End of the World.’  It’s typical of the end of the Church year to hear such readings … Jesus speaks of “wars and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , ,

Homily no. 53 – ‘Vatican II: Sacrosanctum Concilium’

[Its being Remembrance Sunday, and with our remembrance, too, before God, of our parish’s deceased loved ones this/last evening, the readings at Mass speak volumes.  They speak directly of Israel’s growing faith in the Resurrection (“relying on God’s promise that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , ,

Homily no. 52 – ‘Vatican II: Lumen Gentium’

We began last week our quick survey of the major documents of the Second Vatican Council, in recognition of the fact that this ‘Year of Faith’ is also a 50th-anniversary celebration of the Council, which is the greatest Council of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , ,

Homily no. 51 – ‘Vatican II: Dei Verbum’

As you know, the ‘Year of Faith’ has had two major anniversaries to celebrate: one is the 20th anniversary of the Catechism’s publication in 1992; and the other, a greater anniversary, is the 50 years since the opening of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Homily no. 50 – ‘Our Father (V)’ (CCC 2846–2865)

So, a whole year on since we began our journey through the Catechism, we come to its final pages!  Our last reflection is on the closing words of the Our Father, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Homily no. 49 – ‘Our Father (IV)’ (CCC 2838–2845)

We’re nearing the end, now, of our year-long journey through the Catechism!  And we are focussing on the need for prayer — the ‘fuel’ of our faith — and how the Our Father should be the pattern for all our … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , ,

Homily no. 48 – ‘Our Father (III)’ (CCC 2828–2837)

Some weeks in this series on the Catechism of the Catholic Church I have tried to cover 50, or sometimes even 80, articles of the 2,865 in the whole work … This week we are considering a mere 10!  We … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , ,