Tag Archives: Christ

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

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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. 34 – ‘2nd & 3rd Commandments’ (CCC 2142–95)

This feast of SS Peter & Paul today recalls for us the fact that, after some 30 years of ministry, each, in spreading the Gospel, both St Peter and then St Paul were put to death cruelly in Rome, a … Continue reading

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Homily no. 33 – ‘First Commandment’ (CCC 2083–2141)

We launch ourselves today into an exploration of the Ten Commandments, those ancient commands that God gave to our Jewish forebears long ago, at the time of Moses, over 3000 years ago.  Yet, despite their antiquity, they are as relevant … Continue reading

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Homily no. 32 – ‘Be reconciled to God’ (CCC 2030–2082)

It is such a moving moment that we have heard of there in the Gospel today (Lk 7:36–50).  It’s a scene that I’ve often shown to parents’ groups before reflecting on the Sacrament of Confession, since it shows the exact … Continue reading

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Homily no. 31 – ‘Law & Grace’ (CCC 1949–2029)

As we move forward towards considering the Ten Commandments in the Catechism, we think today about the role of law and of grace.  If we had not fallen; if man and woman had not sinned at the dawn of history, … Continue reading

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Homily no. 30 – ‘Virtue, Sin, and Social Justice’ (CCC 1803–1948)

This beautiful feast of Corpus Christi — the ‘Body of Christ’ — reminds us that the heart of our life as Catholics is the Holy Mass, where we gather to receive from Jesus the graces He won for us on … Continue reading

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