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Easter II B 2012 Homily

Doubting Thomas In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. These men had run away when Jesus was arrested and they were still frightened, even if no one was looking for them. It looks […]

Easter: The Proof that God chooses the best for us

Homily for Easter Sunday 2012 A woman in her mid-50’s boarded a plane. But when she got to her assigned seat, she immediately burst out saying she didn’t like her assigned seat. She didn’t like it because beside her was a ‘black’ man sitting. ‘I can’t seat here beside this ‘vermin’ she said loudly. She […]

Easter Sunday 2012: Good News

 On any day you can look into the classified advertisements in the newspaper and you will see announcements of births and announcements of deaths. You will never see a report that somebody who had been executed, whether by firing squad, or lethal injection, or decapitation, or electrocution or hanging – in short, somebody who has […]

Meditation on the Seven Last Words of Jesus

Seven last words of Jesus on the Cross  1.”Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”  Lk. 23: 34. Pater, dimitte illis, quia nesciunt, quid faciunt. – Even on the cross, Jesus thinks of others. Not only that, he justifies those who crucified him saying to his Father ‘they do not know […]