Homilies

Homily – April 24, 2022

There is a beautiful tradition at the North American College – the seminary I attended in Rome. At the end of a seminarian’s time – provided he has been ordained a deacon or priest – there is a “send-off”. When he has completed his studies and formation, at the...

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Homily – April 17, 2022

The word ‘remember’ is defined as the ability to recall an awareness of something, someone, that a person has seen, known, or experienced in the past. My earliest memory of attending a wake and funeral was for my Uncle Hugo …My young brain could not comprehend what...

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Homily – April 14, 2022

A few months before his death Archbishop Fulton Sheen was asked in a television interview about who had been an inspiration to him. He replied that it was an eleven-year-old Chinese girl. When the Communists had taken over China they went into the girl’s parish (after...

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Homily – April 3, 2022

The other day I saw a picture on the internet of a Russian missile that landed in the kitchen of a Ukrainian family. The family were all present… praying the rosary … The missile never detonated. You might say – “wow, how lucky they were…” Or maybe you might say that...

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Homily – March 27, 2022

Recently I read an article entitled: The Hope of Lent in which the author makes note of the fact that Salvation History teaches us, time and time again, of the futility of our endeavors without God, of how we fall flat each time we assert or own will and earthly...

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Homily – March 20, 2022

Alfred Nobel was a Swedish chemist who made his fortune by inventing powerful explosives and licensing the formula to governments to make weapons. When his brother died, by accident, a newspaper printed an obituary notice for Alfred instead of the brother. It...

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