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The role of a shepherd

In the Catholic Church there are three ‘levels’ of ordination within the sacrament of Holy Orders: deacon, priest and bishop. The Second Vatican Council spoke of the bishop as having ‘the fullness of the sacrament of Orders’ and dedicated an entire decree to the Pastoral Office of Bishops in the Church.

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Giving thanks for a place in God’s church

Fr Anthony Kain celebrated his last Mass as parish priest of Glenelg at the Easter Vigil – to an empty church. Preaching to a camera wasn’t the way he anticipated ending his 12-year mission in the seaside parish but change has been a constant theme throughout his ministry.

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Lenten journey of renewal

Once more, the season of Lent is upon us, a special time for spiritual renewal, both individually and as a Christian community. During this graced time, we are called into a deeper relationship with the Lord, and are given opportunities to think deeply about what it means for us to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.

Opinion

The family - where we come to know Christ

It is striking how often Pope Francis refers to the family in his writings and homilies. In the week after Christmas we celebrated the feast of the Holy Family, and now at the beginning of February, the Presentation of Jesus in the temple. Both feasts call us to reflect on the vital link between a strong Christian family and a fruitful celebration of parish liturgy.