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 4 December 2022

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Homily Studio - Sunday 4 December 2022
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John Merv Duffy SM & John Kinder in conversation with John O’Connor reflecting on the scriptures of the Second Sunday of Advent.

Read the scriptures for this Sunday at this link.

A link to some of John Kinder’s findings on Raffaele Martelli at this link.

Some info on the visit of Holman Hunt’s “Light of the World” painting to Aotearoa at this link.

 

Homily Studio – Sunday 27 November 2022

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Homily Studio - Sunday 27 November 2022
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Join Kath Petrie, Chris Duthie-Jung and Triona Doocey in conversation with John O’Connor, reflecting on the scriptures of the First Sunday of Advent.

During our conversation we refer to For Unto Us a Child is Born from Handel’s Messiah. And we referred again to The Deer’s Cry, first mentioned last week.

Read the scriptures for Advent Sunday I at this link.

Homily Studio – Sunday 20 November 2022

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Homily Studio - Sunday 20 November 2022
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Join Kate Kearins, David Moxon & Kath Petrie in conversation with Merv Duffy SM considering the readings of the Feast of Christ the King.

Read the scriptures for the feast at this link.

During our conversation we referred to the practice of making a throne with the hands to receive the Eucharist – first mentioned by Cyril of Jerusalem (more at this link), and the morning hymn “The Deer’s Cry” at this link.

And here is the encyclical letter of Pius XI inaugurating this feast in 1925.

Homily Studio – Sunday 13 November 2022

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Homily Studio - Sunday 13 November 2022
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This week join Rocio Figueroa and Lucienne Hensel in conversation with John Kleinsman reflecting on the scriptures of the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. Read these scriptures at this link.

World Day of the Poor letter from Pope Francis at this link.

Homily Studio – Sunday 6 November 2022

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Homily Studio - Sunday 6 November 2022
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Join Rosalie Connors, Kate Kearins & John Kinder in conversation with John O’Connor reflecting on the scriptures for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Read the scriptures for this Sunday at this link.

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Homily Studio – Sunday 30 October 2022

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Homily Studio - Sunday 30 October 2022
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Join Kate Kearins, Colin MacLeod & Triona Doocey in conversation with John Kinder reflecting on the scriptures for the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Read the scriptures for this Sunday at this link.

Homily Studio – Sunday 23 October 2022

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Homily Studio - Sunday 23 October 2022
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Join David Moxon, Cynthia Piper & Rocio Figueroa  in conversation with John O’Connor reflecting on the scriptures for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Read these scriptures at this link.

David refers to the reflections of Dr. Kenneth Bailey on this parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. Find the Youtube reflection at this link.

 

Homily Studio – Sunday 16 October 2022

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Homily Studio - Sunday 16 October 2022
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Join Felicity Giltrap, John Kinder & Kath Petrie in conversation with John O’Connor reflecting on the scriptures for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time.  Read these scriptures at this link.

Kath mentions the Japanese art of Kintsugi. Read more at this link.

John mentions the Footprints reflection which you can find here.

Felicity quotes from Pope Francis and you can find his comments at this link.

Homily Studio – Sunday 9 October 2022

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Homily Studio - Sunday 9 October 2022
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Join Kate Kearins, Lucienne Hensel, John Kleinsman & Triona Doocey in conversation with John O’Connor reflecting on the scriptures of the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday 9 October, Support Life Sunday,

Read the scriptures for the Sunday at this link.

The Nathaniel Centre Resources for Support Life Sunday are available at this link.

Homily Studio – Sunday 2 October 2022

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Homily Studio - Sunday 2 October 2022
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Join Chris Duthie-Jung, Rosalie Connors & Colin MacLeod in conversation with John O’Connor reflecting on the scriptures of the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary TIme – Sunday 2 October 2022.

Read the scriptures for this Sunday at this link.

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