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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. 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. 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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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. 29 – ‘Morality and Conscience’ (CCC 1749–1802)

Our Pentecost readings today have such a lot of wonderful advice for us, based on this great gift of the Holy Spirit, sent by the Risen and Ascended Jesus from the Father.  This wonderful Holy Spirit is the gift of … Continue reading

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