Millions of people around the world were transfixed in recent weeks as they watched the television accounts of the World Cup, and of 12 boys and their coach in a cave in Thailand.
When the announcement was made by Pope Francis that Adelaide’s very own Father Charles Gauci was to be the next Bishop of Darwin, it was a welcome relief to have some good news to spread.
Jesus told his followers ‘where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them’ (Mt 18:20).
In the last few weeks I have been asked a number of questions including ‘can the Pope sack a bishop?’ This question forced me to reflect on what it really meant.
Returning to Catholic Education South Australia after some time spent as a government CEO, it is very obvious to me that Catholic schools have much to offer young people, families, communities and society as a whole.
Please accept my greetings as Apostolic Administrator. This is an unusual appointment for times in the Archdiocese which are very unusual. Archbishop Wilson continues to be the one we pray for as Archbishop, but following his stepping down from his various commitments in the Archdiocese, his episcopal responsibilities have been transferred to the Administrator.
While it is certainly true that most Catholics do not receive the sacrament of Reconciliation nearly as often as they did in the middle of the 20th century, I think that the sacrament still matters to them.
Irish parish priest Father Ray Kelly gave a moving rendition of the R.E.M. song Everybody Hurts in Britain’s Got Talent last month. He even received a standing ovation from the judges and audience.