Tag Archive | Israel

Experiencing God’s love and mercy

Homily for 28th Sunday in Ordinary time year C 2013 A month after I and two other friends first arrived in Australia, we joined Corpus Christi seminary in Melbourne. We were introduced to the seminarians, and I was happy to see the mixed crowd there, I mean the mixture of nationalities in the seminary- Vietnamese, […]

Sunday XVI B 2012

What it is to be a Shepherd in the Church today? Once again we begin by listening to the words of a prophet. Today it is Jeremiah, who has some harsh words for the leaders of Israel, both religious and political. Doom for the shepherds who allow the flock of my pasture to be destroyed […]

Prophets and Prophecy

 Homily for Sunday XIV B 2012 Today’s readings focus on prophets and prophecy, so perhaps we need to clarify our ideas about who and what they are. Prophecy was a revelation from God to the prophet, which it was his task to transmit to others. It was not necessarily prediction, although it often did involve […]