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God as the meaning of our lives…

Homily for 3rd Sunday of Ordinary time  (Australia Day 2014) Our readings and prayers in our masses this weekend are chosen to appropriate our celebration of Australia Day. So we heard of the Prophet Isaiah (32:15-18) a reminder to pursue justice  to achieve peace. We also heard of St Paul to the Romans (12:9-13) reminding […]

Be God’s ambassadors

Homily for 2nd Sunday in Ordinary time year A 2014 Last week, when I learned that we would have few very hot days coming up, I was hoping and silently praying that I would never have funerals to officiate. It was a very selfish desire of me, I must admit, but a day with 40 […]

God’s love breaks through anything…

Homily on the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus 2014 One of the great privileges of being a priest is to witness two people in love who have decided to celebrate that love in the context of marriage in the Church. It always fascinates me to see a particular man and a particular woman from […]

The Counsel of the Wise Men

Homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord 2014 Our former spiritual director in the seminary in Melbourne is a wise Jesuit priest and a man of few words. Yet no matter how few or how little he had to say, there is always something to reflect on from his short and simple […]