Recent Addresses and Pastoral Letters

Pastoral Letter of Archbishop Denis Hart for Lent 2018

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.

Melbourne Archbishop’s 2017 Easter message

Monday 10 April 2017

Media and Communications Office

The Archbishop of Melbourne, Denis Hart, has released his Message for Easter for 2017, reminding us that although the Easter message is timeless, it echoes differently from year to year, reflecting the changing world in which we live.