Tag: pastor’s desk

Dec 2018

Last Sunday in my homily I spoke about tradition, both Sacred Tradition and all the many traditions in which it is clothed. I also reintroduced, for the season of Advent, the ancient tradition of celebrating Mass ‘towards God’. When a priest leads the people in prayer it is important that the priest himself not just say prayers, but open his own heart in prayer. For that reason, I want to share something of my own experience standing at the altar ‘towards God’. As a priest it was deeply moving standing at the......

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November 16, 2018

Towards God

During my preaching and my writing this year I have place great emphasis on recovering the meaning of the Mass precisely as a sacrifice offered to God. The Mass is a banquet, but it is...

November 02, 2018


I began this year writing about the Church as a sign of hope in the world precisely because she is a sort of sacrament of intimate unity with God and the unity of the whole...