6th Sunday, Year A

Any new movement or community which emerges from an older tradition has to face the problem of its own identity and direction. How different is it from the old community? How similar? One of the […]


Valentine’s Day

A few years ago, I was invited to speak to young university students at a valentine’s day party. In that speech, I pointed out that the February 14 feast commemorated two Valentines: the first a […]


3rd Sunday of the year A

The people who lived in darkness have seen a great light; on those who dwelt in darkness and the shadow of death, a light has dawned. These beautiful words came from the mouth of Isaiah. […]

Homily 2015

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Introduction: In our Gospel reading today, Jesus shows the connection between the bread of life that he gives to those who believe in him and the manna that God gave to the wandering people in […]

Homily 2015

18th Sunday in Ordinary time, Year B

Introduction: Last week, we saw how Jesus fed the people with the bread of life but when they came back the next day for more, he said to them, “do not work for perishable food, work […]

Homily 2015

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

There is much in ordinary life that we take for granted, I suppose. We appreciate these only when there is a shortage. Then suddenly everyone scrambles for the remaining resources. Appalled at the wastefulness of […]

Homily 2015

4th Sunday of Advent Year C  

The Church can never celebrate the role of Mary in the birth and mission of Christ enough. God demonstrated through David and Mary that human beings can and do make a difference. God invites us […]

Homily 2015

2nd Sunday of Advent, Year C 

Reflecting on the meaning of advent and Christmas, Mother Theresa of Calcutta said: “The season of Advent is like springtime in nature when everything is renewed and so is fresh and healthy. Advent is meant […]


Baptism of the Lord, Year A

Today we celebrate the fact that Jesus, God’s own Son, has come into our world as one of us, associated with sinners and has been baptized by one of his creatures. When we see people make […]


Feast of the Epiphany, Year A

On this day, the veil is drawn back on a great mystery, namely, that Christ is the saviour not only of the Jews but also of the Gentiles. The theological meaning of this feast is […]