August 22, 2017
While listening to the Gospel (Matthew 15:21-28) being proclaimed on Sunday, I was struck by the absolute persistence of a woman who believed in Jesus and who wanted her daughter to be cured. She, a Canaanite woman, an absolute outsider, would not take no for an answer. She persisted with her cause and eventually Jesus was forced to hear her and to acknowledge her great faith – and he cured her daughter. I am impressed that she showed great courage, amazing faith and hope and deep love; she is a model of the true disciple of Jesus.
August 15, 2017
Last week, you received my weekly message on the feast day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, and this week, it comes to you on the Feast of the Assumption.
August 08, 2017
Last week Vivien Williams, Diocesan Co-ordinator of Adult Faith Formation, assembled the weekly message with contributions from Massimo Faggioli along with Sam Hill, Carmel Moore, Michael O’Connor, Paul O’Heir, Lidy Waanders and Helen Whale.
July 25, 2017
The final phrase spoken by Jesus at the end of this weekend’s Gospel reading (Mt 13:24-43) was “Listen, anyone who has ears!”
July 18, 2017
During the past week I have accompanied members of the Diocesan Council for Ministry with Young People (DCMYP) on a road trip to three locations in our diocese. This will continue again this week with visits to three other locations.
July 11, 2017
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Mt 11:28).