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Homilies help unlock the scriptures. Hearing them again may reinforce your personal understanding, also useful for Bible study.
"How can I [understand] unless someone instructs me?" Acts 8:31

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There is much in our archive worth listening to while public Masses are unavailable
for reflection, inspiration, RCIA, reference etc, to help with understanding of each liturgical year's scripture readings

nb: Dominican Friars Torch website has a current Catholic homily each week
other homily and reflection external links are in green panel below.

From 2020, more homilies by former parish priest Fr. Cormac Breathnach are being added from our audio archive click here or scroll down This will take a considerable time to complete. Please do revisit occasionally.

Audio content here includes some pastoral letters, readings and music, with 339+ items available.

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Zenit Rome | Homilies and more from Pope Francis | read Pope Francis on Twitter | L'Osservatore Romano | Vatican Radio & on YouTube | Vatican information service (a useful archive) | Catholic News Agency

Dominican Friars Torch website has a Catholic homily each week. | Bishop Robert Barron's Word on Fire website | blog & sermons from Fr. Dylan James | "Wednesday Word" Sunday Gospel reflections (Lectio Divina) | weekly reflections and more from CAFOD | Daily Readings and Meditations useful for 'the journey in faith'.

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"Go out to the whole world, and proclaim the good news to all creation" Mark 16:15  -|- "The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not, "What a lovely sermon!" but, "I will do something!" ~ St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Doctor of the Church; = "Go in peace to glorify the Lord by your lives" - Mass dismissal ; "We are the sermons the world is heeding." ~ Billy Graham -|- "Preaching is thirty minutes in which to raise the dead." ~ John Ruskin -|- "Preaching should break a hard heart and heal a broken one." ~ John Newton -|- "It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless we preach as we walk." ~ St. Francis of Assisi -|- "To teach in order to lead others to faith is the task of every preacher and of each believer." ~ St. Thomas Aquinas -|- "Every sermon should be an agony of the soul, a passion to beget Christ in the souls of men." ~ St. John Chrysostom -|- Faith cometh by hearing....Romans 10-17

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