Suffering

Suffering In his homily for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Father Hanly tells two stories about the theme of today’s Mass: that Jesus, in grief, confronts life’s pain and life’s suffering. It’s all about the mystery of suffering. Readings First Reading: Jeremiah 20:7-9 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 Second Reading: Romans…

The Response To Tragic Loss

The Response To Tragic Loss In his very moving homily for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, Father Hanly is responding to the killing of Hong Kong hostages in Manila in 2010, but this beautiful homily would help anyone trying to deal with any tragic loss. Readings First Reading: Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 Responsorial…

“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 First Reading: Zechariah 12:10-11 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 62:2, 3-4,…

Why All This Pain?

In this very moving talk, Father Hanly looks at the pain in the world and God’s awe-inspiring response to it.

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