Homily Archive

Saturday of Week 33 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
Antiochus IV is given much adverse coverage in this Book of Maccabees, for he was a constant menace to the lsraelites. We see him defeated, sick,...
A Clear Conscience And Life After Death
Saturday of Week 33 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
Today's first reading is one of the most obscure passages in the Book of Revelation. The two witnesses have to be Moses, who turned the river Nile...
The Life After Death That Comes From Living The Truth
Monday of Week 34 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
The Book of Daniel is about Jewish people in a foreign land and how they kept faith. The Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar, was a powerful leader and...
The Way To Give To Show Our Gratitude To God...
Monday of Week 34 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
What are we to make of Saint John's description of Heaven in the First Reading today? At first it seems as if Heaven is an exclusive club, to which...
The Way To Give
Tuesday of Week 34 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
King Nebuchadnezzar has a vision of a huge idol with a head of gold, chest of silver, belly of bronze, legs of iron and feet of clay – and a stone...
Only The Kingdom Of God Will Endure To The End
Tuesday of Week 34 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
We have a vision of the coming of Jesus at the end of time in the First Reading today. He wears a gold crown to symbolise that He has conquered sin...
Only The Kingdom Of God Will Endure Until The End
Wednesday of Week 34 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
Today's episode from the Book of Daniel tells about King Belshazzar's feast in which he used the Temple vessels and thereby desecrated them. In the...
Encouragement In Times Of Trial
Wednesday of Week 34 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
Saint John saw in Heaven something great, the awesome power of the judgement, wonderful because it represents the final vindication of God’s people...
Encouragement For Us In Times Of Trial
Thursday of Week 34 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
We think of God as a loving Father who cares for all His children. What then are we to make of today's readings? Are we wondering, 'How can God...
Jesus Suffers With Us
Thursday of Week 34 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
There are contrasting scenes presented by Saint John in the First Reading today. One concerns evil and the other good. He tells us of the work of two...
Fear Not For Our Liberation Is At Hand
Friday of Week 34 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
Four beasts emerge from the sea in the vision of Daniel in today's first reading. The lion, bear and leopard represent empires that dominated...
The Kingdom Is Near
Friday of Week 34 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
Jesus Christ will preside over the final judgement of the whole world. He was not given this authority by some arbitrary decision of God; He earned...
The Kingdom Is Near
Saturday of Week 34 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
Today is the last day of the Church's liturgical year. Tomorrow the season of Advent begins. In the first reading the vision of the four beasts...
Rouse From Drowsiness Your Heart!
Saturday of Week 34 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
Today is the last day of the liturgical year before Advent begins tomorrow. The reading from the Book of Revelation presents the final scene of human...
"Jesus, Remember Me In Your Kingdom"