Homily 2019 04 28 Divine Justice Sunday

DOUBTING THOMAS

The fiercest Divine Mercy Sunday homily I’ve ever preached, that’s for sure.

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2 responses to “Homily 2019 04 28 Divine Justice Sunday

  1. nancyv

    …and one everyone should hear!
    Thank you Jesus.

  2. Aussie Mum

    When I was very young I was taught to silently say “my Lord and my God” when genuflecting before Him in the tabernacle. As the years of childhood progressed I was taught of St Thomas and that he was the first to utter these words that we use to express our faith in the truth handed down to us from the Apostles who were eye-witnesses of Our Lord’s teachings, miracles, death and resurrection. When given that foundation, our misfortunes and sufferings in life make sense. However, if we don’t believe in His Eucharistic Presence – if we don’t know or for some reason have forgotten or do not accept what happened on Calvary – then His sufferings and ours don’t make sense . When I look back over my life I am so very grateful that I was taught to genuflect before Our Lord in the tabernacle and to greet Him with the words of St Thomas. There is also a catechism response my classmates and I learnt in the early years at school that sticks in my mind: “God made me to know, love and serve Him here on earth and be happy with Him forever in Heaven”. Rote learning has been unpopular among “the learned” for decades now but some things need to be well ingrained. That catechism response, for example, weeds out any sense of “entitlement” before it has a chance to grow. Catholic education at home and at school and from the pulpit, as you give us Father, will become the norm again and do much good but we are in the middle of a frightful storm at the moment. I woke to news today of an open letter to bishops stating Pope Francis is a heretic.

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