Homilies

Homily: Second Sunday of Advent

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

 
There is a favourite Comensoli story told on family gatherings, much to the embarrassment of my niece. It’s the story of when, at the age of four, she was the flower-girl at her Aunty’s wedding. It was quite the day, where she got to be at the centre of all the action: had the hair and make-up done with the gown-ups, got the photos taken, walked beautifully up the aisle, and sat at the head table. But most particularly, it was a super dress-up day: a lovely white silken dress, a tiara and veil, stockings, and little white leather shoes. My niece was having her most princess-y day ever.

Homily: Advent

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli 
 
You will all be familiar with the various ‘second and third’ channels of the major free-to-air TV stations. By-and-large, they are ‘catch-up’ stations that show repeats of programs first released on the main channel. So, you can get re-runs of Seinfeld, Midsomer Murders, favourite movies, even the nightly news. As comforting and convenient this is on a lazy Sunday evening, let’s face it, it’s just the same old stuff being offered over and over.

Homily: Archdiocesan Schools Staff Mass: December 2018

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Catholic schools in Scotland are noticeably different from Catholic schools here in Melbourne. All Catholic schools in Scotland are fully funded and operated by the State; all the staff, teaching and administrative, are employed by the state; and curricula are all state-approved. Yet, Catholic schools in Scotland are noticeably different from other schools.

Homily - 18 November 2018 - 33rd Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday 18 November 2018

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
 
The Sistine Chapel is one of the most moving places I've ever seen. It carries great significance for the Church as it is the place where Popes are elected. But, it is also the place of Michelangelo's greatest works. Everybody knows of the image of creation where the finger of God reaches out to Adam. However, the most striking image in the chapel is Michelangelo’s fresco on the back wall, which dominates and defines everything else.

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