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July 13, 2020
Pope Francis mentions Turkey’s conversion of former Byzantine cathedral of Hagia Sophia back into a mosque.
July 13, 2020
The bushfire and pandemic crises have increased the problem with low-cost housing across the country.
July 11, 2020
The Plenary discernment paper on how God is calling us to be a Christ-centred Church
July 10, 2020
For students at Haberfield’s St Joan of Arcl singing with the writer of Choir was heaven-sent.
July 9, 2020
Retired Benedict XVI followed the funeral of his brother, Georg Ratzinger, via livestreaming.
July 7, 2020
Final-year students from The University of Notre Dame Australia are providing support during the pandemic.

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Homily for to Mass for 15th Sunday Ordinary Time Year A + Annual Archdiocesan Marriage Mass

It was the most consequential wedding in history and it nearly didn’t happen. Mary’s marriage was threatened by misunderstanding and gossip, but righted by an angelic visitation and Joseph’s acceptance of her innocence (Mt 1:18-25). In the Joseph window here in St Mary’s Cathedral, Mary is dressed in the white and gold of a virgin queen, her long golden hair crowned with a floral tiara and rosary roses at her feet.

Homily for Mass of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Australia breathed a collective sigh of relief when 14-year-old William Callaghan was found on Wednesday on a mountain north of Melbourne. William, who is autistic and non-verbal, was on a camping trip when he ran ahead and got lost, spending two nights in freezing conditions, in treacherous terrain, without food, water or protective clothing.

Homily for Mass for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Year A + Adult Baptisms

We Christians didn’t invent monotheism. The ancient Zoroastrians proclaimed a single uncreated and benevolent god of wisdom. The Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep IV, father of the famous Tutankhamun, took the name Akhen/aten after joining the Atenist sun worshippers and he sought to impose their monotheism on all Egyptians.

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