“Are you the one who is to come?”

“Are you the one who is to come?” In his homily for 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year A, Father Hanly looks at John the Baptist’s question to Jesus: “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” Readings for Third Sunday of Advent, Year A First Reading: Isaiah 35:1-6, 10 Responsorial…

Metanoia

Metanoia In this beautiful homily for 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year A, Father Hanly talks about metanoia. He then tells the story, with his father’s permission, of how his father turned his life around with Alcoholics Anonymous. Readings for Second Sunday of Advent, Year A First Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13,…

The Coming of our Saviour

The Coming of our Saviour In this beautiful homily for 1st Sunday of Advent, Year A, Father Hanly asks why we prepare for Christmas with a reading about the Second Coming. Readings for First Sunday of Advent, Year A First Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 Second Reading: Romans 13:11-14…

The Response To Tragic Loss

The Response To Tragic Loss This very moving homily by Father Hanly for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, would help anyone trying to deal with a tragic loss. It is a response to the killing of Hong Kong hostages in Manila in 2010. Readings for Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C First…

“But who do you say that I am?”

“But who do you say that I am?” In this excellent homily for 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, Father Hanly looks at the question posed by Jesus: “But who do you say that I am?” It’s a question we’d do well to ask ourselves. Readings for Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C First…