Of Angels and Rosaries

Solemnity of the Holy Rosary  Saints and popes, especially in recent centuries, have repeatedly exhorted us to pray the Rosary Why? The Rosary is quite simply the contemplation of the saving Life of Christ through the eye of the One who knows Him best and was closest to Him in His saving mission: Our Blessed […]

The Ultimate Mockery

16th Sunday after Pentecost  Two weeks ago it was the feast of St Pius X and I spoke to you at length about this outstanding shepherd. I was told that it was a long homily, one of the longest I ever gave. My apologies for that. However, I did not say half of what I […]

A New Deacon

With overflowing joy on the feast of Our Lady’s Nativity, Br Bede Mary was ordained a deacon in St Patrick’s Church  Colebrook by Bishop Geoffrey Jarrett, bishop emeritus of Lismore, with Archbishop Julian Porteous of Hobart presiding the ceremony from the throne. It was a wonderful day for our community, and we express our gratitude […]

If Only We Had Listened

14th Sunday after Pentecost  In addition to being  the 14th Sunday after Pentecost, today is the feast of Pope St Pius X, about whom I would like to share a few thoughts. We cannot really do so adequately without calling to mind the historical context in which he was elected pope. For more than a […]

Let the Poor Cry Out

13th Sunday after Pentecost  In today’s epistle the psalmist’s voice resounds reminding God of His holy covenant, pleading with Him not to forget those who put all their trust in Him. It is a recurring theme in the Old Testament. God enters into a Covenant with His people; His people sin by being unfaithful to […]

Our Supernatural Destiny

Assumption of Our Lady  On this feast which is dear to us all, let us first of all congratulate our Blessed Mother for the glory which is hers. Every son worthy of the name should rejoice at the thought of his mother’s honour. How much more we who know with the certitude of faith that […]

What the Grace of God Can Do

11th Sunday after Pentecost  Today’s Gospel portrays a man who was both deaf and dumb. He could not hear and he could not speak. This affliction that some people are born with in their bodies, sadly affects legions in their souls. It affected us at various stages of our lives. There was a time when […]

Faith In Jesus And The Glorification Of The Flesh

Transfiguration of Our Lord  Forty days before the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 14 September, Holy Mother Church gives us to celebrate the feast of the Transfiguration of Our Blessed Lord. The church of Rome, from the most remote antiquity, has honoured this mystery on the 2nd Sunday of Lent, but this […]

Jerusalem And The Church

9th Sunday after Pentecost  Today’s Gospel portrays Our Blessed Lord weeping over Jerusalem. He is sad because His people have not recognised Him, the long awaited Messiah, the One whom they had prayed for throughout so many centuries. And when He comes, for the most part they refuse to allow themselves to be cuddled under […]