Articles Tagged ‘homily’

4th Sunday: Listen to the voice of the Lord


They were astounded at his teaching for he taught as one having authority, and not as the scribes (Mk 1:21). As we commemorate the mysteries of our Lord’s public life and ministry, the Gospel text of today’s Mass invites us to see in Jesus the fulfillment of the prophecy spoken by Moses in the Book of Deuteronomy: "The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from among your own kin; you shall heed such a prophet" (18:18). ... (Continue reading)

18th Sunday: The medicine of immortality


Jesus saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. ... And all ate and were filled (Mt 14: 14; 20). The healing of the sick and the feeding of the multitude prefigure the miracle that is the Mass throughout the ages. We do not think of the Eucharist as a Sacrament of healing but in our tradition we do speak of the Eucharist as the medicine of immortality. St. Thomas Aquinas, the author of so ... (Continue reading)

How to be a crazy (for Christ) Catholic

Do you make the Sign of the Cross and bow your head in prayer before eating at a restaurant? On Ash Wednesday do you walk into work after lunch with an ashy smudge on your forehead? When asked by your colleagues what you did on the weekend do you say you went to Mass? Do you speak out in defence of the Catholic Church? Have you ever held up a sign that said "Abortion is Murder" on a busy street ... (Continue reading)

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