By Seekers in Faith 911, Reflections & Meditations on 19 February 2013 at 2:47pm
We have entered the season of Lent. One of the most important season for any Christian. But truly what is the time of Lent? On Ash Wednesday, at the early 7.45am mass, I was struck by Father George Bwanali's homily. He has kindly shared his notes with us and this is what he had to share.
"Brothers and sisters, since early days followers of Christ have observed with great devotion the time of our Lord’s passion and resurrection and prepared for this by a season of penitence and fasting. By carefully keeping these days, Christians take to heart the call to repentance and the assurance of forgiveness proclaimed in the gospel, and so grow in faith and in devotion to our Lord. I invite you, therefore, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy word.
By Seekers in Catholicism 101, Faith 911, Reflections & Meditations on 18 June 2012 at 12:04pm
Recently, I went to mass at St Andrews Cathedral in Dundee, Scotland. I was visiting some old friends here and they, not being Catholic said why don't you go to mass at the Catholic Church, its at the same time as ours then we can meet back for lunch. I thought that was very kind and thoughtful of them, so I did.
One thing I love about being Catholic is the consistency of the mass. Universally, despite language differences, it is always the same rituals. You know when to stand, sit and kneel. Not saying that Dundonians speak another language, but a mere thought when I go travelling to different countries! As I enter a different church, I am always intrigued by how the interior's are designed, (maybe a bias as I have an architecture degree), but St Andrews Cathedral in Dundee, is very pretty and quaint, but it is relatively small to be called a Cathedral.
By Seekers in Catholicism 101, Faith 911, Reflections & Meditations on 11 June 2012 at 9:29pm
A few weeks ago at St Patrick's RC Church, Edinburgh, we had a visiting priest come over from Ireland, Father Geroge Wadding CSsR. His presence was brief but his Sunday's homily still resonates. Upon asking, he kindly shared his homily with us:
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER: (Year B - 2012)
The experience of innocent suffering destroys the faith of many people. We had it on a massive scale after the tsunami disaster at Christmas 2004 and a year later in the horrible Pakistan earthquake. Later again in Haiti and elsewhere. It never ends. If God is all goodness as we Christians say he is, why does he tolerate innocent suffering? Why are young children deprived of their parents in death? Why are young lives crippled or destroyed in road accidents? Why? Why? Why? If I could answer this question to everyone's satisfaction I could be a very rich man. Over the centuries wise men and preachers have offered various answers - some of them very unsatisfactory.
By Lilian in Faith 911 on 29 April 2010 at 3:56pm
In light of the current scandal within the Catholic Church, an issue which hurts most Catholics, it is encouraging to read homilies from Father's who live true to their vocations.
Forwarded by one of our Seeker members, Juan-Pablo, this homily written by Fr. Roger J. Landry, who kindly let us publish and share this with Seekers.