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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. 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

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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. 45 – ‘The ‘Battle’ of Prayer’ (CCC 2725–2758)

Tackling this question of prayer, as we have been, these last few weeks, in our journey through the Catechism, we must acknowledge, as the Church does, that prayer is not always easy.  We get distracted; we get discouraged; we can … 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. 42 – ‘Prayers of Jesus — Prayer of the Church’ (CCC 2598–2649)

Last Sunday we embarked on our analysis of the 4th main part of the Catechism, the section on prayer.  And we looked last week at some of the traditions of prayer in the Old Testament, the beautiful prayers coming from … Continue reading

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Homily no. 36 – ‘The Fifth Commandment’ (CCC 2258–2330)

“Well, I haven’t killed anybody!” — so might begin a Confession … the sort of Confession that is not exactly an examination of one’s conscience before God, but a protestation of innocence.  “Well, I haven’t killed anyone” might indeed, hopefully, … Continue reading

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