Homily Studio

Weekly discussion on the Catholic readings. Join us each week as we reflect on the upcoming Sunday’s Scriptures.

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Homily Studio – Sunday 9 June 2024

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Join Triona Doocey, Chris Duthie-Jung & David Moxon in conversation reflecting on the scriptures for the Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Read the scriptures for this Sunday at this link.

Homily Studio – Sunday 26 May 2024

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Join Kath Petrie & John Kinder in conversation with John O’Connor reflecting on the scriptures for the Feast of the Holy Trinity.

Read the scriptures for this feast at this link. 

You might be interested in the well-known and much-appreciated Trinity Icon written by Rublev. More information at this link.

Homily Studio – Sunday 19 May 2024

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Join Jelvine Cortez, John Kinder & Kate Kearins in conversation with John O’Connor reflecting on the scriptures for the feast of Pentecost.

Read the Pentecost scriptures at this link.

John concluded with the Sequence for Pentecost. Here it chanted in English at this link and in Latin here.

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Jelvine mentioned the Holy Spirit window at Te Kupenga Catholic College in Auckland. Here it is:

Homily Studio – Sunday 12 May 2024

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Join Kath Petrie & Colin MacLeod in conversation with John O’Connor reflecting on the scriptures for the Feast of the Ascension.

Read the scriptures for this feast at this link.

Kath mentioned Gerard Manley Hopkins great poem God’s Grandeur. Listen at this link.

John quotes Pope Benedict’s reflection for the Feast of the Ascension. You can find it at this link.

Homily Studio – Sunday 28 April 2024

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Homily Studio - Sunday 28 April 2024
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Join Chris Duthie-Jung and Catherine Gibbs in conversation with John O’Connor, reflecting on the scriptures for the Fifth Sunday of Easter.

Read these scriptures at this link.

Catherine quotes Kath Rushton’s book The Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor, Hearing Justice in John’s Gospel. Find the Kindle edition at this link.

Some relevant “abiding” quotations from Kath’s book:

“Abiding suggests a community of interrelationship, mutuality and indwelling. It expresses Jesus’ relationship with God (John 15:10), Jesus’ relationship with the community (15:4, 9) and the community’s relationship with Jesus” (15:1,7). p.154
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“Evoked again and again in John is the biblical figure of Wisdom-Sophia, who is associated with ‘abiding’ and friendship… Wisdom ‘is an image of God’s goodness … she can do all things, and while abiding in herself, she renews all things … passes into holy souls and makes them friends of God, and prophets” (Wisd. 7:26-27). p.157
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“The word ‘abide’ is best known from 15:1-17, where it is found 15 times to suggest that deep, continuous union with Jesus is always present. Previously, Jesus had given assurance that he would always be present in the community. Now, he explains how this will be so”. p.157
More info on John’s Fifth Gospel Project at this link – an invitation to write up to 400 words on one personal experience of God.

 

 

Homily Studio – Sunday 21 April 2024

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Homily Studio - Sunday 21 April 2024
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Today’s Homily Studio is a repeat from this Sunday twelve months ago. So, once again, join Triona Doocey and Jason McTague in conversation with Merv Duffy reflecting on the scriptures for the Fourth Sunday in Eastertide, Good Shepherd Sunday.

Read the scriptures for this Sunday at this link.

Homily Studio – Sunday 14 April 2024

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Join Kate Kearins, David Moxon and Colin MacLeod reflecting on the scriptures for the Third Sunday of Easter.

Read the scriptures for this Third Sunday of Eastertide at this link.

Homily Studio – Sunday 7 April 2024

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Homily Studio - Sunday 7 April 2024
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Due to a recording hiccup with this week’s Divine Mercy Sunday Homily Studio I am posting again last year’s reflection for this Sunday. And inadvertently last Sunday’s HS was sent out to all who had subscibed.

Join Rosalie Connors & Triona Doocey in conversation with John O’Connor reflecting on the scriptures for the Second Sunday of Easter.

Read the scriptures for this Sunday at this link.

Homily Studio – Easter Sunday 31 March

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Homily Studio - Easter Sunday 31 March
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Join Maya Bernardo, Chris Duthie-Jung & Triona Doocey in conversation with John O’Connor reflecting on the scriptures for Easter Sunday.

Read the Easter Sunday scriptures at this link.

John mentions Eugene Burnand’s work: Peter & John running to the tomb on the morning of the resurrection. Have a look at this link.

John also mentions the movie Risen. More info at this link.

 

Homily Studio – Sunday 24 March 2024

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Homily Studio - Sunday 24 March 2024
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Join Hannah van Schie, Rory Paterson & Kate Kearins in conversation with John O’Connor reflecting on the scripture readings for Palm Sunday.

Read these scriptures at this link

John mentioned Tomáš Halik’s new book The Afternoon of Christianity. Find the book at this link (available for Kindle and hardcopy).

Also James O’Shea’s new book The Religion of the Day.  O’Shea’s earlier book, also well worth reading, is From Christendom to Apostolic Mission.

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