Reflect how much we need the annual feast of Christmas. It comes and acts like a recharging of the soul.
There is nothing that looks deader than a pruned vineyard in August. I have seen it at Sevenhill, year after year. A month later, as is happening now with the trees in our gardens, the buds of the fresh green of life begin to appear.
There is the story of a former Prime Minister visiting a nursing home during an election period and going up to one of the elderly residents, bending over and asking the lady, “do you know who I am?” The resident replied, ‘no, I don’t, dear, but if you go over to the nurse at the desk, she will probably be able to tell you’.
Apostolic Administrator Bishop Greg O'Kelly SJ asks why Catholics should stick with the Church in challenging times in his message this month.
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.
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.