Media and Communications Office
This weekend, Father’s Day brings with it special focus in the Catholic Church on the priests of the Archdiocese, particularly the retired priests, whose health may be failing and who have special needs, catered for by this year’s annual appeal for the Priests Retirement Foundation.
One priest of the Archdiocese, however, despite his advancing years, seems far from retiring. Celebrating his 85th birthday this week, Father Gerard Dowling is notching up another remarkable milestone this weekend too. It’s the 44th anniversary of his ongoing radio program, ‘The Family Counsellor’, heard every Sunday evening from 10 o’clock on Melbourne’s RSN Radio Sport National.