How can the early days of the Australia's Catholic history (including the hard work of Australia's first Carmelites!) help us as Catholics today get through COVID-19?
In many parts of the world now, including our own Diocese, the global COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it something that we have never experienced before in our lives - the complete suspension of liturgical celebrations in our church buildings, including the Eucharist. The digital world that we live in has made it much easier … Continue reading During COVID-19, do we watch the Church, or be the Church?
Sometimes people of other faith traditions think that we worship Mary. While they can clearly see that Mary holds a special place in our faith, all our worship is directed toward God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Collect Prayer for our celebration of the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel reminds us … Continue reading None Equals Thee
The Easter Triduum begins on Holy Thursday evening with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. The liturgical celebration of the Triduum continues with the Celebration of the Passion of the Lord on Good Friday and reaches its high point with the Easter Vigil on Saturday evening. The liturgical celebration of the Easter Triduum then continues … Continue reading 1/4/12 – Easter Sunday Evening Prayer
We are now only two weeks away from the Season of Advent. This is the time when we particularly focus on preparing for the celebration of Christ’s coming among us at Christmas, as well as preparing for his promised return at the end of time. I’d like to take a moment now to let you … Continue reading 18/11/07 – Approaching Advent