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  • Homily for Lourdes Day Mass for the Order of Malta
    by cathcomms on December 4, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    Professionally speaking, Luke was an overachiever. His ancient near eastern LinkedIn entry has him as a physician (Col 4:14), missionary (Acts 16:8-10; 20:5; Philem 24; 2Tim 4:11), and historian, whose publications include the Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles (Lk 1:1-4; Acts 1:1-2) both of which made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Likely of Syrian background like Paul... The post Homily for Lourdes Day Mass for the Order of Malta appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Homily for Mass for 1st Sunday of Advent, Year A
    by cathcomms on November 28, 2022 at 1:32 am

    I suspect the groggy eyes of some of the congregation today have something to do with a certain football tournament taking place on the other side of the world. Some fanatics might have stayed up to watch Australia defeat Tunisia, and three more matches before coming to Mass! A few here might even have been interested in Croatia’s draw with Morocco last Wednesday or be up to see it go head-to-head with Canada... The post Homily for Mass for 1st Sunday of Advent, Year A appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR MASS OF THE MEMORIAL OF ST ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY RITE OF CANDIDACY FOR GIOVANNI JULIO GONZALEZ AND JORGE MAIRENA MARQUEZ REDEMPTORIS MATER SEMINARY
    by cathcomms on November 20, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Elizabeth (1207-31) was born possibly in modern-day Bratislava, the daughter of King Andrew II of Hungary and Queen Gertrude, sister of St Hedwig. At the age of four or five... The post HOMILY FOR MASS OF THE MEMORIAL OF ST ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY RITE OF CANDIDACY FOR GIOVANNI JULIO GONZALEZ AND JORGE MAIRENA MARQUEZ REDEMPTORIS MATER SEMINARY appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • HOMILY FOR MASS FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING YEAR C + EQUESTRIAN ORDER OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE OF JERUSALEM
    by cathcomms on November 20, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    The recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II was mourned by millions the world over. A model of faith expressed in public service, of calm and steadfastness in adversity, and of leadership and comfort for her people, she loved Australia and Australians reciprocated. The crowds attending or watching her funeral rites... The post HOMILY FOR MASS FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING YEAR C + EQUESTRIAN ORDER OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE OF JERUSALEM appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • ADDRESS AT CONFERRAL OF PAPAL AWARDS
    by cathcomms on November 20, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    In the liturgical calendar, today is the memorial of the dedication of two churches: the Basilicas of St Peter in the Vatican and of St Paul also outside the Aurelian walls. Why, we might wonder, do we have another feast of Peter and Paul in a calendar already overloaded with the feasts of the Conversion of St Paul on 25 January, the Chair of St Peter on 22 February, and St Peter and Paul on 29 June? It is understandable that Peter... The post ADDRESS AT CONFERRAL OF PAPAL AWARDS appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • MONDAY 32nd WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME YEAR 2 ACBC Plenary
    by cathcomms on November 11, 2022 at 12:01 am

    Recently three Catholic University of America researchers published Well-being, Trust and Policy in a Time of Crisis: Highlights from the National Study of Catholic Priests. It paints a rather bleak picture of priests’ fears of false accusations of abuse and of being abandoned by their bishop if that happened.[1] Ever since the U.S. Bishops’ instigated the Dallas Charter... The post MONDAY 32nd WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME YEAR 2 ACBC Plenary appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Homily for Mass of the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C + 40th Anniversary of the Chinese Catholic Community
    by cathcomms on November 6, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    In the 1992 film, Forever Young, Mel Gibson plays a US Air Corps pilot Daniel McCormick, who has himself cryogenically stored for a year to avoid witnessing the death of his comatose girlfriend Helen(played by Isabel Glasser). But something goes wrong and he wakes... The post Homily for Mass of the 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C + 40th Anniversary of the Chinese Catholic Community appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Homily for Mass of the 29TH Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C + Annual Marriage Mass
    by cathcomms on October 16, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    This past week, the Church marked the sixtieth anniversary of opening of the Second Vatican Council. It was an event of epic, even biblical proportions. Where there were 200-300 bishops at the Councils of Nicaea (325 AD) and Trent (1545-63), and just over 700 at the First Vatican Council (1869-70), nearly 3,000 bishops from 112 countries... The post Homily for Mass of the 29TH Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C + Annual Marriage Mass appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Homily for Mass for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C  + Installation of Fr Sebastian Savarimuthu as Parish Priest
    by cathcomms on October 9, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    Productivity apps are among the most popular today. Driving this is the yearning to squeeze as much as we can out of each week, day and hour, to get more done, more efficiently. Of course, this push for greater productivity predates smartphones and apps... The post Homily for Mass for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C  + Installation of Fr Sebastian Savarimuthu as Parish Priest appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Homily for the Solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass for Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
    by cathcomms on September 26, 2022 at 3:15 am

    The Bible is ambivalent about monarchy.[1] The kings of the earth threatened the security of Israel, and the people long resisted having their own king, lest he be a rival to God’s sovereignty. The Jews were taught to “put not your trust in princes, in mortal men in whom there is no help”.[2] On the other hand, they thought of God as their heavenly king ... The post Homily for the Solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass for Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.