Tag Archive | 2012 Catholic homily

Going out of our Comfort Zones

Homily for  13th Sunday in Ordinary time 2012 [year B] (In Australia: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sunday) Last night, I attended an Ordination to the priesthood in Melbourne. This young man was in the seminary with me in Corpus Christi Seminary in Melbourne for about two years, before he was sent to Rome for further […]

Pentecost: Empowering the Church

 Pentecost B 2012 We might say that the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples liberated them from their fear and transformed them into apostles, men with a mission. Not for nothing do we say that this feast marks the birthday of the Church. Let’s look more closely at what today’s readings tell us. […]

The ‘little people’ on the ‘death’ of Jesus

Palm Sunday 2012 (Readings) In the 1660s, the famous English diarist, Samuel Pepys, would go to church twice on Sundays – in the morning and in the afternoon. This was not because he was especially pious, but rather because a good sermon was free public entertainment. If the preacher didn’t go on for at least […]

Christ: the lover of the unlovable

Homily for 6th Sunday in Ordinary time 2012 Our Gospel today is one of those gospels that is really not Good News for us when we hear it for the first time. It is seemingly ‘not’  Good  News for us who are called Christians because to live out this noble name is to imitate Jesus […]