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What does it mean to be faithful to Jesus today?

Homily for 26th Sunday in Ordinary time year B 2012 I have good news for you. No, it’s not about the Sydney Swans who won the AFL premiership. And you also know that it is not good news for everyone. It is bad news for some. What I mean is that I have a good news […]

Humility and trust: motives for Christian discipleship

Homily for 25th Sunday in Ordinary time  year B 23 September 2012 Last week and this week, the gospels being read from St Mark tell us of the real essence or the nature of discipleship– of our following Jesus. Last week Jesus told us that to follow him means three things: to renounce ourselves, to take […]

Calling for a chat with St Andrew Kim Tae-gon

  Junjun Faithbook: Good day St Andrew. There must be great rejoicing in heaven today for the remembrance of your martyrdom together with many others that marked the beginnings of Christianity in Korea. Please tell us more about your life. St Andrew Kim: My complete name in Korean is Andrea Kim Taegon…which later on became […]

Personal Encounter with Jesus: ground for discipleship

Homily for 24th Sunday 2012 Today’s gospel gives us the ground of our Christian faith– the profession of faith in Jesus as the Christ, the messiah, the anointed one of God,  that Peter has confessed in Jesus. Peter has come to believe in Jesus as the Christ, not just one of the prophets, or  Elijah, […]

Being true to ourselves: Key to genuine discipleship

Homily for 24th Sunday in Year B Ordinary time 2012 Friends, I might have mentioned this already in my previous homilies, but it is worth repeating. When I entered the seminary almost 12 years ago, I wasn’t really sure what my motives were. All I can remember is that I was wanting to become a […]

When Jesus touches, he makes it very personal

  Homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary time year B 2012 Yesterday I had the chance to be part of the great and historic event in the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Archbishop Denis Hart ordained eight new priests for the Church. Yet  what made it historic was the ordination into the Catholic priesthood for the first time […]

The Heart of the matter is what matters

Homily for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary time year B  2012 Father’s day (Australia) As I reflect on the gospel today, a memory came to mind about a certain seminarian who was put in charge of the chapel and sacristy in a certain seminary. This seminarian (an ex-seminarian now, for he left the seminary later), was really meticulous […]