May 23, 2017
I feel the need to begin this week’s message with the Gospel from John (14:15-21) for the Sixth Sunday of Easter where John speaks of Jesus’ promise of the Holy Spirit.
May 09, 2017
The readings for this weekend reminded me of our recent holiday in Tasmania. There seemed to be lots of paddocks filled with grazing sheep on the beautiful landscape of Tasmania.
May 02, 2017
We seem to have moved from summer to winter in the past week. Many of us are unprepared for this sudden change of season, which can be a metaphor for life.
April 21, 2017
I am conscious in writing this message that it will be sent on the eve of Anzac Day. This day, like many major days of remembrance, brings with it a mixture of stories, memories and emotions.
April 18, 2017
Holy Week, the Chrism Mass (Mass of the Oils) and the Triduum have been celebrated with excellence and exuberance at the Sacred Heart Cathedral. I hope you feel elated by the gift of these ceremonies in your own local churches.
April 11, 2017
Last week, I shared with you some of the material presented at the workshop by Canadian canon lawyer, Fr Frank Morrisey OMI. The most interesting thing I have learnt about Canon Law is that the last canon, Can. 1752, is the most important and all other canons derive their significance in guiding the church, and therefore us, from it. The canon in Latin is:
Salus animarum suprema lex esto
Which, roughly translated, means:
The salvation of souls must be the supreme law of the Church.