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End times and last things: Archbishop Comensoli End times and last things: Archbishop Comensoli

End times and last things: Archbishop Comensoli

Sunday 17 November 2019

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

I see that there is a new TV version out of the medieval who-done-it movie ‘The Name of the Rose’. It’s a story of a Franciscan friar, with his young assistant, who gets caught up in intrigue and murder inside an isolated monastery. In a place full of sinister happenings, one of the inhabitants is a creepy looking monk, who spends his time scaring all the other monks by claiming that the anti-Christ was among them and the end of the world was happening there and then, inside the monastery. 

Homily: Sunday 10 November

Sunday 10 November 2019

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli 
 
There was a strange talk-back topic on the radio during the week. It seems that getting Christmas presents on Christmas day is no longer the ‘done’ thing. Apparently, the uber thing these days is to get the gift now, and not have to wait until the 25th of December, so as to avoid associating the Christmas gift-giving tradition with Christmas’ Christian overtones. Christmas any day of the year – just avoid the Christ bit.

Homily: Sunday 3 November

Sunday 3 November 2019

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
 
It’s striking that the story of a little rich man has become one of the great favourites of children. Perhaps it’s the image of Zacchaeus having to climb up a tree to get a proper view over the heads of taller people that speaks to kids. After all, it is their constant reality in an adult world – unable to see what’s going on unless they’re perched on the shoulders of their parents.

Homily: Sunday 27 October

Sunday 27 October 2019

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

For some time now, it has been a defining aspect of our Australian economy to pursue an aspirational way of life, one where people are encouraged to aspire to having greater access to the economic and social benefits of the country. 

Homily: Sunday 20 October

Sunday 20 October 2019

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

The image of Moses from our first reading today is dramatic. In the Israelite’s battle with Amalek, the perennial enemy of God’s People, it is God’s chosen leader, with arms outstretched, who sustains Joshua and his fighters. Yet, without the support of Aaron and Hur, Moses would have wilted, and the battle would have been lost.