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At 5:00 this afternoon in the Vatican Basilica, Pope Francis presided over the Rite of Reconciliation of several penitents with individual confession and absolution. Below is the homily pronounced by the Holy Father during the Liturgy of the Word of today’s Penitential celebration. ...read more
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – July 30th, 2017 Solomon seeks wisdom It is important to know the historical background for today’s first reading from the First Book of Kings 3:5-12. Solomon had just been installed as the third king of Israel. The lot of leadership fell to him, the favoured son of ...read more
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – February 12th, 2017   Matthew’s Gospel reflects the situation of the early Church after the destruction of Jerusalem (70 AD). Throughout the Gospel, Jesus affirms the permanent validity of the Law (Matthew 5:18-19), but in a new interpretation, given with full authority (5:21-48). Jesus “fulfils” the Law ...read more
The Diocese of Hamilton has acquired a copy of the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible, a work commissioned by the Benedictine monks of Saint John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville Minnesota. The Diocese welcomed their first volume, Gospel and Acts, on September 15, 2017 with an Evening of Prayer and Lecture at the ...read more
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – August 28, 2016 Jesus’ most important teaching moments in Luke’s Gospel take place at meals, parties, and celebrations, and we learn that each meal has a far greater significance than simply eating and drinking with others. Today’s table talk takes place in the context of the journey ...read more
Two Years with Pope Francis March 13 marks the second anniversary of the day the College of Cardinals surprised the world by electing, as pope, a Jesuit from Argentina. Two years on, what effect has this Argentine pope had on the wider church? The 78-year-old pontiff came to his new job with an acute awareness ...read more