Aug
09

Homily - 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 9 August 2020 If you have been following St Matthew's Gospel over the last months, it is easy enough to see the story developing - Jesus annou...
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Aug
16

Homily - 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 16 August 2020  In the Gospel so far, Jesus has always been pushing boundaries. That applies firstly within Judaism. But it was inevitabl...
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Aug
23

Homily - 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 23 August 2020 This reference to Christ building his Church on the Rock that is the faith of Peter is well known. But it is important to be aw...
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Aug
30

Homily - 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 30 August 2020 The public ministry of Jesus began with great enthusiasm and support. But as he moves towards Jerusalem, we find a Jesus who is...
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Aug
03

Homily - 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 2 August 2020   The 'news' referred to at the beginning of the Gospel passage is the death in prison of John the Baptist. Not surprisingl...
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Aug
03

Statement on the death of John Hume RIP by Bishop Donal McKeown

The death of John Hume, one of the greatest peacemakers and champions of social justice of our time, will be felt by many people locally and around th...
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Jul
26

Homily - 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 26 July 2020  As you know, this year, we have been walking with Jesus in St Matthew's Gospel, as he reveals to his disciples what it mean...
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Jul
19

Homily - 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

Sunday, 19 July 2020 Last week, Jesus talked to his followers about the different sort of ground on which seeds could fall. The Word of God would bear...
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Jul
12

Homily - 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Bishop Donal McKeown

Today ​in our Gospel readings​ we begin a chapter of St Matthew's Gospel that contains Jesus' characteristic style of teaching – parables. These are s...
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Jul
05

Homily - 14th Sunday Ordinary Time - Bishop McKeown

For 15 Sundays, we have been unable to celebrate Mass with at least some of God's people. It is wonderful that, even imperfectly, we can today celebra...
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