Sun 19th March, Third Sunday of Lent “Christ drives out traders from the temple”

Introduction: In our gospel Christ drives out traders who were ripping off poor Temple devotees. Like the present cult of economics, the concern of the Pharisees was with their Temple business. Christ, opposing corruption there, had to be silenced, despite God’s command: “thou shall not kill”. Greed can be as ruthless among us today. Lets … [Read more…]

March 1st Wed. Ash Wednesday

Introduction: We start lent today with prayer, fasting and almsgiving to prepare for Easter. Lets do so as if this was our last lent. For we know not the time nor the hour when our souls will be required of us. Conscious of the constant need for repentance and the renewal of our faith, lets … [Read more…]

Sun Jan 29th Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time A

Introduction This Sunday begins a series of gospels on The Sermon on the Mount, Christ’s new commandments. They’re wholly positive; not laws but inner ways to blessedness in this world and the next. Lets confess any ways we’ve fail in these key Christian areas, such as mercy, peace, love, and purity of heart.. Homily “I … [Read more…]