October 05, 2021
The Fifth Plenary Council of Australia has begun with Mass on Sunday, live-streamed from Perth and then with Mass each day this week.
September 28, 2021
Once again it is Sunday night, and I have just experienced a Zoom Candlelight prayer with 240 people from across Australia, who gathered for Migrant and Refugee Sunday, and also the end of the 150-day initiative.
September 21, 2021
What a week it has been, for Bishop Bill, and for us in our diocese! I trust the words Bishop Bill used to begin his Pastoral Letter are the words that bring hope and comfort to him and to us – Lead Kindly Light.
September 14, 2021
I note that on this Sunday of my writing this message, the diocese has been asked by Bishop Bill to hold a special Perpetual Day of Remembrance Sunday, which is held on the Sunday on or prior to the 15 September.
September 07, 2021
The message from this week’s Gospel (Mark 7:31-37), Ephphatha (Be Opened), is an invitation for us to listen – to ourselves, each other, creation and God.
It is Jesus who can open our ears to hear the other, and we are being invited into these moments of grace.
August 31, 2021
For those of you who open this message on a Tuesday, you will be reading and reflecting on it on the last day of winter, while still being in lockdown in different parts of Australia. My regular readers are aware that my week begins with writing this message on a Sunday evening, usually after celebrating Mass at the Cathedral.