Oct 4th, Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction Scripture today focuses on marriage faithfuless. Our reading from Genesis says we must leave our parents and be joined to our spouses, and what God joins nothing should sunder. In the Gospel, Christ, rejecting divorce, echoes Genesis, what God unites man mustn’t divide. Lets confess if we fail in marriage faithfulness. Homily Marriages are … [Read more…]

Reflection On Refugee Crisis

Dear beloved friends and readers, Just a few reflections on the terrible refugee crisis in Europe at the present. It very sad to see so many desperate people. From a Christian, or even from a purely humanist point of view these are our brothers and sisters; we can’t turn our eyes away from them. And … [Read more…]

27th Sept, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction “If only all the people of God were prophets and He gave his Spirit to them all”, the first reading says. That kind of prophecy is seen in James’ condemnation of rich who exploit the poor. Similarly Christ condemns those who give scandal to the young. Lets confess ways we fail in concern for … [Read more…]

20th Sept, Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction Today’s readings tell us that goodness always faces attack from the envious world. The first reading condemns cynical attacks on the virtuous man by godless opponents. And in the gospel Christ tells the apostles that because of his godly preaching he’ll be tortured & killed. Lets confess ways we follow the cruel cynical world … [Read more…]

13th Sept, Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction Constant faith through every sufferings is our theme today. In the first reading we have the image of the suffering servant who trusts in God despite fierce torture. Christ in the gospel, points to his own sufferings to come in the same spirit. Lets confess any ways we lack faith and trust in God … [Read more…]

6th of Sept, Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time,

Introduction “The eyes of the blind shall be opened, the ears of the deaf unsealed”. Our readings envisage the cleansing of the earth and the coming of justice in Christ. James shows this was needed even in the early flock where distinctions are made between the poor and rich at mass. Christ in the Gospel … [Read more…]

30th Aug, Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time B

Introduction “Pure unspoilt religion is this, to come to the help of orphans and widows and keep oneself uncontaminated by the world”. Our readings this week focus on true and false faith. Christ criticises those who honor God with their lips but whose hearts are far from Him. Lets confess any hypocrisy in our lives. … [Read more…]

August 23rd, Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.

Introduction “We have no intention of deserting the Lord our God” our first reading says. Yet many do so today. As some did when Christ taught the reality of his eucharistic presence. “Will you also go away”, He said to disciples. Lets confess ways we desert the gospel when it doesn’t agree with worldly views.. … [Read more…]

August 16th, Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.

Introduction For a fourth week readings deal with the Eucharist. This in itself tells us of its paramount importance. In the first reading its associated with wisdom. Christ tells us communion with Him is the way to happiness, a share in the life of God even in this world. Lets confess ways any failure to … [Read more…]

August 15th, The Assumption of Mary Year B.

Introduction The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary body and soul into heaven, was the only doctrine of the church proclaimed not by churchmen but the unanimous voice of the faithful, vox populi. For its so important; confirming Christ’s resurrection and prefiguring our resurrection body and soul on the last day. So lets confess any … [Read more…]