Nov 15th, Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Introduction Our scripture at this dark end of the year naturally deals with the end things, death & judgment. The first reading deals with the end of the world and so does the Gospel. Lets confess any ways we fail to prepare by good deeds and faith for our end. Homily Recently, I said to … [Read more…]

Nov 8th, Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Introduction Readings today focus on widows. In the first we have the widow who succours Elijah. In the second we’ve the widow who gives all she has to the temple. Both deal with generous giving to God and others. Lets confess ways we fail in such love and generosity.. Homily In the early church Christians … [Read more…]

Oct 25th, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Introduction Scripture today features blindness and seeing. The first reading sees the Israelites returning to the Lord, “all of them, the blind and the lame”. Similarly Christ heals the blind man in body and soul. Lets confess if we’re blind to the truth in our lives.. Homily Before I begin the homily let’s close our … [Read more…]

Oct 18th, Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction Suffering features in today’s reading. The first, a prophecy about Christ, says: “by his suffering shall my servant justify many”. And in the gospel He tells the power-hungry apostles they must embrace the cross. Lets face our crosses and humbly serve God and others so as to help Him redeem a fallen world.. Homily … [Read more…]

Oct 11th, Twenty-Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time

Introduction Today’s readings touch our times, they ask us to put our trust in God rather than wealth. That, as our first reading says, is where true riches is. In the gospel the rich young man rejects Christ’s call because he’s a wealthy man. Lets confess ways we too put money or worldly concerns before … [Read more…]

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…]

Should priests marry?

Dear beloved readers, I include for you today a few comments and a poem on the burning issues today of married priests and women priest that I hope might help in understanding the church position on these issues. Next week I’ll continue my book, “The Island”. Best wishes and keep reading and give me some … [Read more…]