Homilies and Articles

Where Heart Speaks to Heart


The Pulpit at St Mary's University Church, Oxford
The Pulpit at St Mary's University Church, Oxford

 

I lay it down as a fundamental canon that a sermon to be effective must be imperfect.

John Henry Newman


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That All Tribes May Bless Themselves
1. That all the tribes may bless themsel
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Justice Can Rise Up
3. justice can rise up, and hope and his
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The Gift of Joy
5. Presentation of the Lord 2020 (read o
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Believing is Seeing
7. Baptism of the Lord Year A 2020 (read
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On the Meeting of Friends
9. Renaming of the Church (read only).pd
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Believing is Seeing
Second Sunday of Ordinary Time 2020
11. The Crafty Steward OTC25 2019.pdf
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Waiting for Dad
13. Wainting for Dad OTC21 2019 .pdf
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This Hoard of Yours
15. This hoard of yours whose shall it b
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The Kingdom of God is Very Near
17. The Kingdom of God is Very Near OTC1
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To Discover that We Belong
19. To Discover that We Belong EASTER 4C
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The Future is More Beautiful than All the Pasts
21. The future is more beautiful than al
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He No More Troubled the Pool of Silence
Holy Thursday 2019
23. He no more Troubled the Pool of Sile
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The Ungrateful Sons
Third Sunday of Lent Year C 2019
25. The Ungrateful Sons LENT4C 2019.pdf
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The Recovery of Delight
2. The Recovery of Delight Lent 1A 2020
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From Personal Gratification to Mutual Delight
4. From personal gratification to mutual
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Believing is Seeing
6. Believing is Seeing OTA2 2020 (read o
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How Good Things Really Are
8. Advent 3A 2019 (read only).pdf
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Surrender to the Giver of Life
10. Surrender to the Giver of Life OTC26
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The Genius of the Poor
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019
12. The Genius of the Poor OTC24 2019.pd
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Setting Fire to the Earth
14. Setting Fire to the Earth OTC20 2019
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The Ambitions of Youth
16. The Ambitions of Youth OTC15 2019.pd
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A Little Lovin...
18. A Little Lovin... EASTER 5C 2019 .pd
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The One With A Why To Live...
20. The one who has a why to live for ca
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There Was No Vacancy on Christ's Seat of Glory
22. There was no Vacancy on Christ's Sea
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Scapegoating
24. Scapegoating LENT 5C 2019.pdf
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Reverence
Fourth Sunday of Lent Year C 2019
26. Reverence Lent 3C 2019.pdf
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The Big Hooray!
LENT1C 2019 (read only).docx
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Love Your Enemies
OTC7 2019 Love Your Enemies.docx
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Those younger than ourselves are calling us to account
OTC6 2019.docx
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The texts of some of the homilies preached at Blessed John Henry Newman Church are given below

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The Wisdom of Aretha Franklin
OTB20 2018 (read only).docx
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Turning Ourselves Around
OTA33 2017 Homily (read only).docx
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This world is not a conclusion
All Souls Day 2017 (read only version).d
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Above all else a Christian
OTA29 22 October 2017 (read only version
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Sharing the Joys and Sorrows of All Humanity
OTA28 15 October 2017 (read only).docx
Microsoft Word Document 37.9 KB
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The Miraculous Harvest
OTA27 8 Oct 2017 (read only).docx
Microsoft Word Document 18.4 KB
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Does Our Life in Christ Mean Anything to Us
OTA26 October 1 2017 (read only).docx
Microsoft Word Document 42.4 KB
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Who do You Say I am?
OTA21 2017 (read only version).docx
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The Canaanite Woman Determined and Strong
OTA20 2017 (read only version).docx
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OTA15 2017 Homily.docx
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OTA14 2017 (read only).docx
Microsoft Word Document 22.0 KB
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2017 Easter Homily read only version.doc
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Holy Thursday Homily 2017 read only vers
Microsoft Word Document 15.1 KB
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LENT 3A 2017 read only.docx
Microsoft Word Document 21.6 KB
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Lent 2A 2017 read only.docx
Microsoft Word Document 20.2 KB
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Lent 1A 2017 read only.docx
Microsoft Word Document 19.1 KB
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Advent 2 Year A 2016 red.docx
Microsoft Word Document 38.8 KB
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Homily for 33rd Sunday Year C 2016.docx
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Homily for 3 July 2016 read only version
Microsoft Word Document 23.7 KB
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EASTER 6C 2016 ol.docx
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Third Sunday 0f Easter Year C 2016 RV.do
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Fifth Sunday of Lent Year C 2016 ol.docx
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Homily for the19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B 9 August 2015
19B 2015 online.docx
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Homily 16 December 2012
Third Sunday of Advent Year C
Homily 3 Sunday of Advent Year C 2012 (r
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Homily 21 October 2012
Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
OTB29 2012 Read Only.docx
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Homily 30 September 2012
Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
OTB26 2012 read only.docx
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Homily 13 May 2012
Sixth Sunday of Easter
EASTER 6B 2012 read only.docx
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Homily 6 May 2012
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Easter 5B 2012 (read only).docx
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Homily 15 April 2012
Second Sunday of Easter
Easter 2B 2012 (read only).docx
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Homily 11 March 2012
3rd Sunday of Lent
LENT3B 2012 (read only).docx
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Homily 4 March 2012
2nd Sunday of Lent
LENTB2 (read only).docx
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Homily 26 February 2012
1st Sunday of Lent
Lent B1 (read only).docx
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Homily 19 February 2012
7th Sunday in Ordinary Time OTB7 2012
OTB7 2012 (read only).docx
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Homily 12 February 2012
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
OTB6 2012 (read only).docx
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Homily 29 January 2012
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
OTB4 2012.docx
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Homily 15 January 2012
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
OTB2 2012 (3).docx
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Homilies

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Homily 18 December 2011
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Advent 4 Year B 2011 (read only).docx
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Homily 11 December 2011
Third Sunday of Advent
Advent 3B 2011 (read only).docx
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Homily 27 November 2011
First Sunday of Advent
Homily for the First Sunday in Advent Ye
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Homily 20 November 2011
Solemnity of Christ the King
Christ the King A 2011 (read only).docx
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Homily 6 November 2011
OTA32
OTA32 2011 (read only).docx
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Homily 9 October 2011
Readings from OTA28
Feast of Blessed John Henry Newman 2011
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Homily 4 September 2011
OTA23 2011 (read only).docx
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Homily 28 August 2011
OTA22 2011 (read only).docx
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Homily 21 August 2011
OTA21A 2011 (read only).docx
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