Homilies

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Archbishop Homily: Easter Sunday

Sunday 21 April 2019

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

What does Resurrection look like? I don’t mean resuscitation – we can all work out what that looks like. Resuscitation changed nothing: it is the same body; the same life; the same future. When Lazarus was resuscitated by his friend Jesus, it was certainly a miraculous thing. But Lazarus himself was the same Lazarus. No one wondered who emerged from the tomb, no one questioned if it was him. 

Homily: Good Friday

Friday 19 April 2019

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

It is striking how much of the Lord’s passion happened at night. It was at night that he foreshadowed his death in the Eucharistic last meal. It was at night when Judas stood before him offering a betrayer’s kiss. It was at night that he was arrested and presented to the religious and civil authorities. And even when it was supposed to be the blaze of a noonday sun, we are told in one of the gospels that from the sixth hour until the ninth hour, darkness came over the world as the Messiah died on a cross. 

Homily: Palm Sunday

Sunday 14 April 2019

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

The wounds that we each carry are a picture onto our soul. Our wounds – personal or communal; private or public; from our own sin or inflicted by others – tell the story of our lives. They are signposts of where we have been; and they reveal something of where our journey ahead lies. The wounds we each carry are markers of our humanity.

Homily: 4th Sunday in Lent

Sunday 31 March 2019

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

For those of us who have seen out a few decades, the parable of the father and his two sons is very well known to us. Even school-aged children would readily recognise it. Such is our familiarity with the story that I’m sure you could probably repeat it nearly word for word, as well as recall at least half a dozen decent homilies preached on it over the years (and that’s not counting the not-so-decent ones.)

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