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Preaching by Fergus Kerr O.P.


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fr. Fergus Kerr is a member of the Dominican community in Edinburgh, where he teaches theology. He is the editor of New Blackfriars, the theological and philosophical review of the English Dominicans.

8th June 2014: Born, Shaped and Filled with the Holy Spirit

fr Fergus shows us how the Holy Spirit gives birth to the Church, shapes the Church and enables us to stand against evil.

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31st August 2013: Equally Children of God

fr Fergus notes now Jesus' welcoming of those with disabilities has made an impact on our culture, but continues to challenge us.

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11th November 2012: Sitting in Judgment

fr Fergus shows us two ways to see the story of the widow's might.

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22nd January 2012: Putting Everything in Context

fr Fergus Kerr considers the relevance of St Paul's teaching on marriage for people today.

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20th February 2011: Overwhelming Generosity

fr Fergus Kerr wonders whether our society is ready to hear the extraordinary challenge of Jesus's moral teaching.

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1st April 2010: Dinner Time

fr Fergus Kerr finds sharing a meal a profoundly significant occasion.

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17th May 2009: God is Love

fr Fergus Kerr preaches on divine love.

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17th August 2008: Beyond the Boundaries

fr Fergus Kerr draws many questions from one of the few humorous passages of the Gospel. more »

15th August 2007: A Doctrine and a Prayer

fr Fergus Kerr finds something deeply appropriate in the timing of the definition of this essential dogma. more »

6th January 2007: Wise Men came from the East to Jerusalem

fr. Fergus Kerr preaches on the Solemnity of the Ephiphany of our Lord.
Our sermon for the Baptism of the Lord can be found here. more »

2nd July 2006: A Loving Touch

fr Fergus Kerr tells us that Christians should not be ashamed of material things, or of asking for them. more »

25th December 2005: Why Shepherds?

fr Fergus Kerr preaches on the visit of the shepherds to the infant Jesus. more »

26th June 2005: Go out to the Whole World

fr Fergus Kerr admires the sacrifical lives of Christian missionaries. more »

28th November 2004: The Cataclysmic Coming of Christ

Fr Fergus Kerr reminds us that we should be shocked and disturbed by the Incarnation of the Son of God. more »

20th May 2004: Seated at God's right hand

fr. Fergus Kerr preaches on the words of the Creed: 'He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.' more »

5th March 2003: The Sign of Ashes

fr. Fergus Kerr preaches on the meaning of the ashes placed on our foreheads at the beginning of Lent each year. more »

31st March 2002: Preaching the Resurrection

fr. Fergus Kerr preaches an Easter Vigil homily on the mission of Mary Magdalen and the other Mary. more »