The kingdom we seek is a person (Homily, 27th Sunday in OT) The kingdom we seek is a person (Homily, 27th Sunday in OT)

The kingdom we seek is a person (Homily, 27th Sunday in OT)

Sunday 4 October 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli Homily: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) | As a young lad growing up in the 1970s, I found the idea that God had a Kingdom quite puzzling. In those days, I could only imagine two possibilities of what this Kingdom could be like: either it was like the fantasy medieval kingdoms of fiction or the United Kingdom of Great Britain. Did God’s kingship mean He was somehow a sovereign ruler of some heavenly territory like Queen Elizabeth, or did he rule a kingdom with knights and dames, and chivalry and quests? Of course, such childhood ideas might get...

Art that comforts: Resources for praying with art

Thursday 1 October 2020

Communications Office
Art, in many ways, is a form of hospitality. The artist, expressing a sense of vulnerability in presenting his or her work, invites the viewer to experience and receive what is being presented. In this sense, art is also a form of dialogue, for it evokes a response and thus opens a conversation. For centuries, art has helped communicate the truth and beauty of the Gospel, offering a universally accessible gateway into Christianity. Earlier this year, Pope Francis praised artists during his general audience, saying it was through artists that we understand beauty and that 'without beauty we cannot understand the Gospel.'

‘The gifts of the holy spirit’: Message from Archbishop Comensoli

Thursday 1 October 2020

Communications Office
In this week's message to the community of faith in Melbourne, Archbishop Comensoli invites us to recognise how we are each participating in the life of grace during the pandemic despite being denied this opportunity to receive the Lord in the Eucharist. ‘Let us find ways of coming back to the source and summit of our Christian life as we call the Eucharist, and that we might be able to come back to the receiving of the Lord in Holy Communion. But we are not deprived of our baptism, or our confirmation.’