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Living Gospel

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)  |  Fr David McLean reflects on the living message of the Gospel of salvation that brings hope to every generation. Read more

Ascension Thursday Homily

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Feast of the Ascension of the Lord  |  Fr David McLean explains the significance of the Ascension and tells us not to underestimate its importance for our salvation. Read more

The Only Logical Conclusion

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary  |  Fr David McLean explains why we celebrate Our Lady's Assumption into heaven, and what this doctrine means.  Read more

Kingly Power

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Solemnity of Christ the Universal King (C)  |  Fr David McLean reflects on the Christ's kingship and the kingly power that we exercise in this world.  Read more

Divine Justice

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Fourth Sunday of the Year. fr David McLean argues that Jesus is rejected by his own village because he challenged self-centered understandings of the good in preaching the justice of God. Read more

Risen in the Flesh

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Third Sunday of Easter. fr David reflects on the importance of emphasising that Jesus really rose in the flesh. Read more

Living Bread

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). Fr David McLean reflects upon the rich symbolic meaning of Holy Communion. Read more

Change for the Better

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Twenty-Third Sunday of the Year. Fr David McLean helps us to see that true change involves growth in Christ. Read more

The End of Time

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thirty-Third Sunday of the Year. Fr David McLean reflects upon the significance of Apocalyptic writings for our lives. Read more

Real Authority

Sunday, January 29, 2012

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