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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

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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

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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

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Homily no. 39 – ‘Eighth Commandment’ (CCC 2464–2513)

[homily given at St Mary of the Snows, Palazzola, Albano, Italy] In this ‘Year of Faith,’ I’ve chosen in my parish to follow a pattern of preaching on the Catechism.  So I will continue that here also at Palazzola, even though … Continue reading

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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. 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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