Recent Addresses and Pastoral Letters

Letter to the Faithful from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli Letter to the Faithful from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Letter to the Faithful from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Media and Communications Office   To the Faithful of the Archdiocese of MelbourneDear Friends,“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it.” (1Cor 12:26) With these words from St Paul, Pope Francis overnight has written a letter to us all, the People of God. In the letter he expresses his own heart concerning the “culture of death” that is clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up that often has accompanied it, inflicting deep wounds of disgust, bewilderment, shame, and disheartenment. As the Holy Father says:

2018 Pentecost Letter for Youth

Pentecost Sunday, 20 May 2018

ARCHBISHOP’S PENTECOST LETTER FOR YOUTH, 2018.
 
My dear young people,
 
Jesus, the one put to death on the Cross, is alive! At Pentecost, our risen and living Lord sends us his Spirit of joy.
 
Filled with his Spirit, we know deep in our hearts that we are loved by God. We are empowered to take the risk of faith and to follow Jesus of Nazareth.
The Spirit of Jesus drives us forward.
 

Pastoral Letter of Archbishop Denis Hart for Lent 2018

February 2018

Dear Friends, 

Lent is a time for ‘Spring cleaning’ in our souls. We move the furniture in our life, take down the curtains, wash the windows and create space by removing what clutters our daily lives. It is not just a matter of getting rid of mess. It is rearranging things, finding ways to create more room, a better space. We see ourselves differently and make more room for God. 

Archbishop Denis Hart's Pastoral Letter on same sex marriage

August 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We Catholics in Australia love our nation.

Indeed, so much of what is cherished as good in our society is, in fact, the fruit of Christian culture.

So, we want our ‘story’ to continue to be heard in all the great debates about the foundations of our society. Our voice is not the only voice but it is an important one.

One such debate currently concerning us all is the issue of same-sex marriage.
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