Category Archives: Homily

Bishop of Shrewsbury’s Pastoral Letter Marking End of Year of Faith

November 22, 2013 (Zenit.org)  As the Year of Faith draws to a close, an English bishop has encouraged his flock not to be discouraged by the antagonism they face when bearing witness to Christ in society. Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury … Continue reading

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God remembers

 From the Vatican Radio website: At his Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis spoke about the day’s Gospel account of the conversion of Zacchaeus.  The Holy Father recalled that Zacchaeus, a man “short in stature,” because he was a publican “was … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Sunday Angelus

Dear Brothers and Sisters! The month of June is traditionally dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the highest human expression of divine love. Just this past Friday, in fact, we celebrated the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: … Continue reading

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The Ascension: The Venerable Fulton Sheen.

by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) was an American theologian and bishop, in Rochester, New York. He became well-known for his preaching, especially on television and radio. He hosted the night-time radio programThe Catholic Hour for twenty … Continue reading

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Amazed and Afraid – The Journey to Resurrection Faith

By: Msgr. Charles Pope All the gospels of the Easter Octave describe not only an event, but even more so, a journey. For we are tempted to to think that, having seen the risen Lord, the disciples and apostles were immediately … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark Davies’ Homily at the Mass of Thanksgiving for Pope Benedict XVI

28th February 2013 – Holy Angels Church, Hales Barnes I am sure most of us can remember exactly where we were when we heard the news that Pope Benedict was to resign. The sadness we feel at his departing reminds … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark Davies’ Homily at Mass of Thanksgiving for Marriage

Diocesan Mass of Thanksgiving for Marriage Our Lady’s Church, Stockport, 9th February 2013 Today we come together to give thanks for marriage represented here by so many couples celebrating 25, 40, 50, 60 and 65 years of married life. For … Continue reading

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POPE’S HOMILY AT SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING MASS

From Zenit.org: Your Eminences, Dear Brother Bishops and Priests, Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today’s Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe, the crowning of the liturgical year, is enriched by our reception into the College of Cardinals of six new members … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Quality communication By Fr. Thomas Rosica Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 9, 2012 The readings for this Sunday are: Isaiah 35:4-7; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37 In the magnificent piece of biblical poetry in Isaiah 35:4-7 (today’s first reading) … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time: E.F: 7th Sunday after Pentecost.

Jesus sends us to teach and heal By Fr. Thomas Rosica Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 15, 2012 The readings for this Sunday are: Amos 7:12-15; Ephesians 1:3-14 or Ephesians 1:3-10; Mark 6:7-13 E.F:  Romans 6, 19-23; Matthew 7, … Continue reading

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St John Vianney: Full text of homily of Bishop Davies in Shrewsbury Cathedral

Today we welcome the relic of a saint to Shrewsbury. All those who know something of the story of this historic town will appreciate the echoes of history in that statement. It was to this town of Shrewsbury eight centuries … Continue reading

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Biblical reflection for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary time: E.F:Sixth Sunday after Pentecost.

Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary? By Fr. Thomas Rosica Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 8, 2012 The readings for this Sunday are: Ezekiel 2:3-5; 2:23-24; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Mark 6:1-6 E.F:Romans 6, 3-11; Mark 8, 1-9. … Continue reading

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“None are so poor as those who lack the knowledge and the grace of God”

The following sermon was posted yesterday by Father Tim Finigan on his blog: Here is my sermon for today, the feast of St Peter and St Paul: This autumn, we will begin the Year of Faith, called by Pope Benedict XVI, … Continue reading

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Biblical reflection for 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time: E.F. Third Sunday after Pentecost.

The slow progress in the growth of God’s Kingdom By Fr. Thomas Rosica June 15, 2012 – 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B The readings for this Sunday are: 1 Ez 17:22-24, Ps 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16, 2 Cor 5:6-10, Mk 4:26-34 Extraordinary Form: … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi: E.F. External Solemnity of Corpus Christi.

Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ – June 10, 2012 The readings for this Sunday are: Exodus 24:3-8; Hebrews 9:11-15; Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 E.F: 1 Corinthians 11: 23-29.  John 6: 56-59. Today’s Gospel (Mark 14:12-16, 22-26) links Jesus’ death … Continue reading

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