Luke

Homily given at the 8 o’clock Mass, Sunday 18 C, 4 August 2019, Luke 12:13-21

Nothing is more certain than that life is short, and that all of us will have to die. You don’t really need divine revelation to tell you that: it’s been a favourite theme of poets and philosophers throughout the ages. The Wisdom writers of the Old Testament, who were both poets and philosophers, loved to dwell…

Homily for the 8 o’clock Mass, the Solemnity of the Ascension Year C, 30 May 2019

St. Luke gives us two accounts of the Ascension: one at the end of his Gospel, and one at the beginning of Acts. The account of the Ascension in Acts parallels rather closely St. Luke’s account of Easter Morning at the empty tomb. That is: in both of these accounts, Angelic messengers speak to disciples who are…