A number of new clergy appointments in the Adelaide Archdiocese have been announced by Administrator Delegate Father Philip Marshall.
A number of new clergy appointments to parishes took effect last month while several priests due to retire have agreed to continue for varying periods.
Adelaide’s three newest Catholic priests may be on a mission from God but they had no hesitation taking time out from their orientation program to pay homage to the hallowed turf of Adelaide Oval.
When Father Sean McGearty arrived in Adelaide in 1958, less than six months after being ordained a priest in Ireland, he was greeted at Outer Harbour by the then Administrator of St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Father Leonard Faulkner, on behalf of Archbishop Matthew Beovich.
In a world where chastity and celibacy are seen as naïve and to be pitied and where there’s a general skepticism that anyone is actually living them out, personal testimony is perhaps the most effective protest.