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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. 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

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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. 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. 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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Homily no. 41 – ‘The Call to Prayer’ (CCC 2258–2597)

I am lucky to have been able to spend much of my holiday in a very prayerful place — a place which, while busy with guests, has a beautiful and cool chapel, where one can retreat to away from the … 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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