Homilies 2017

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  • HOMILY FOR MASS FOR 17TH SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME YEAR A - St. Mary's Cathedral, Sydney       30 Jul 2017
    Our three parables this morning (Mt 13:44-52) compare the joy of finding the kingdom of heaven with the excitement people in Jesus' world experienced on finding natural resources (like gold in a field), human inventions (like pearls set and retailed by merchants), or spiritual goods (like the "good fish'' sorted from the bad ones by the angels).
  • HOMILY FOR THE CHRISM MASS - ST MARY'S CATHEDRAL, SYDNEY       13 Apr 2017
    Feet. Not the most glamorous part of the human body. But as I realized more clearly last year when I was off them, we need our feet to stand, for balance and support, to bear our weight and get ourselves from A to B.
  • HOMILY FOR 5TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME YEAR A - ST MARY'S CATHEDRAL, SYDNEY       5 Feb 2017
    The Word of God has converted hearts, transformed lives and inspired action in millions of people for two millennia and more. It has also played a major role in shaping our language and culture, and so our thinking and communication; the King James Bible stands with Shakespeare as the two principal sources of modern English.