Category Archives: Homily

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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Getting Free from the Hermeneutic of Suspicion

By: Msgr. Charles Pope I apologize for using one of those rather haughty theological words: Hermeneutic! I also know that many DO in fact know what the word means. But just in case you don’t let’s define it. Fundamentally a … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for Palm Sunday. E.F:Dominica II Passionis seu in Palmis

The Passion of Jesus is our reason for hope By Father Thomas Rosica Palm Sunday Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Mark 14:1–15:47 or 15:1-39 For use at the Blessing of the Palms, Mark 11:1-10 or John 12:12-16 E.F: Phillipians 2: 5-11; … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for Fifth Sunday of Lent. E.F: Tempus Quadragesimale: Passionis

Gazing upon the face of Jesus The Fifth Sunday of Lent Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33 E.F: Hebrews 9: 11-15; John 8: 46-59 The Fifth Sunday of Lent (Year B) invites us to fix our gaze upon Jesus, the … Continue reading

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Blessed John Paul II: Homily on the Feast of St Joseph

On Thursday 19, March 1987, Feast of St. Joseph, Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass in the Viale Garibaldi, Civitavecchia, and preached the following homily: 1. “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife” (Mt 1-20). These are key … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark Davies: On Life Everlasting

A Pastoral Letter On Life Everlasting to be read in all churches and chapels of Shrewsbury Diocese on the First Sunday of Lent, 26th February 2012. My dear brothers and sisters, As Lent begins we are reminded of something often … Continue reading

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Bishop Mark Davies: God, not Parliament, is the author of marriage

Homily given by Bishop Davies at the Diocesan Celebration of Marriage at  Saint Wilfred’s Church in Northwich, Cheshire on 11th February 2012 Today we have come together as a Diocese to celebrate marriage with many couples who have travelled here to … Continue reading

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Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor preaches unity in Chester

From the website of the Diocese of Shrewsbury: Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has encouraged the Christians of Cheshire to strive for closer unity through prayer and grass roots initiatives. Speaking during a service of unity at Chester Cathedral on Sunday January … Continue reading

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Pope’s Homily at Mass for Feast of Epiphany

The Feast of the Epiphany, celebrated through the Roman Catholic world on January 6th, is, in England & Wales, a transferred Solemnity. Since we have already published Fr. Rosica’s biblical reflection for this feast, (on the proper day!) below is … Continue reading

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Father Cantalamessa’s 3rd Advent Sermon

Rome, DEC. 16, 2011 Here is a translation of the third Advent sermon by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher of the pontifical household, which was delivered today. 1. The Christian faith crosses the ocean Four days ago the American … Continue reading

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Father Cantalamessa’s 2nd Advent Sermon.

Here is a translation of the second Advent sermon by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher of the pontifical household. It was delivered last Friday.  “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free.” The second, great wave of … Continue reading

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1st Advent Sermon – Father Cantalamessa (to the Pontifical household).

Here is a translation of the first Advent sermon delivered last Friday, Dec. 2, by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher to the pontifical household. “Go into all the world” The first wave of evangelization In response to the Supreme … Continue reading

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Vatican Cardinal: Divine judgment will fall on priests who do not oppose abortion,and homosexuality

lifesitenews.com (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Robert Sarah is warning that priests who fail in their duty to oppose the breakdown of morality in modern society, particularly pro-abortion and anti-family policies, will receive the condemnation of God. In a sermon delivered on … Continue reading

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A Scriptural Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, July 17, 2011, the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parables are the coded letters left by the Divine Lover  | Carl E. Olson Readings: • Wis 12:13, 16-19 • Psa 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16 • Rom 8:26-27 • Matt 13:24-43 What is the Kingdom of God? How does it come … Continue reading

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The Cloyne Report : Archbishop Diarmuid Martin’s homily today in Dublin.

From: The Irish Examiner.com.   Diarmuid Martin: Those who acted wrongly should assume accountability Sunday, July 17, 2011 – 11:04 AM   The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin is using his homily at Mass in St Mary’s Pro Cathedral this … Continue reading

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