We’re facing an Easter like no other. The deprivation of the Eucharist and closure of our churches is something which is quite unheard of by we Catholics even since convict times.
Bishop Greg O’Kelly SJ received rousing applause when he addressed more than 3000 people at the Walk for Life rally in Adelaide last month. His speech is published below.
Some years ago I led a group of parishioners on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, a place of life-changing opportunities.
It is Christmas time again, thank God, and our hearts grow fuller. There is a magic to Christmas, as you can see in the eyes of children. For us adults it is also the time of grace.
As we continue along our journey to the Plenary 2020, it is worth reflecting on the parable of the wheat and weeds. The hands wanted to pull out the weeds that an enemy had planted in the crop, but the farmer wisely noted that to do so would kill the wheat too, so intertwined were the roots of both wheat and weeds.
We have never had so much materially or scientifically. We have a way of life adorned with creature comforts that were unthinkable not so long ago, and with the technology to enable opportunities that formerly we could only dream of.