He goes first to our inner last (Homily, 25th Sunday in OT) He goes first to our inner last (Homily, 25th Sunday in OT)

He goes first to our inner last (Homily, 25th Sunday in OT)

Sunday 20 September 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli Homily: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) | No one begins by saying, “And lastly…” We start with, “First and foremost,” make our way to secondly, and then through the numbers. We might finally get to ‘Last, but not least.” However, none of us begins with, “And lastly…” None, that is, except for the Lord. “Start with the last arrivals,” said the landowner in Jesus’ parable, “and end with the first.” When it comes to the order of things in God’s kingdom...

Rosh Hashanah

Thursday 17 September 2020

Ecumenical & Interfaith Commission
On behalf of the Most Reverend Peter A Comensoli, Archbishop of Melbourne, together with the Catholic Community in Melbourne, I greet you for the feast of Rosh HaShanah. Shanah Tovah! Rosh HaShanah is a solemn feast and looks toward Yom Kippur. It is focussed on one’s personal relationship with God. In fact, the sound of the Shofar is a call to reflection and repentance. In a sense our current experience of COVID-19 echoes this call and invites us all to communal reflection and co-operation.

Celebrating World Mission Month

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Catholic Mission 

October is recognised in the Catholic Church as World Mission Month, a time when Catholics all over the world join to support and celebrate global missionary work. Catholic Mission, as the Australian arm of the Pontifical Mission Societies, plays a vital role. 'What Catholic Mission and the international network of Pontifical Mission Societies can do, is to help some of the most vulnerable people in the world', says Catholic Mission Victorian Director, Kevin Meese. 'This year we focus on the essential work of priests, religious and lay missionaries in Cambodia, supporting people with disability and their families.'

Please, sorry, thank you: International Day of Peace (21 September)

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ
The international day of peace is always timely. Unfortunately so. There is no end to wars and disputes between nations and between groups within them that take lives, devastate towns and impoverish nations. Peace is something that everyone wants, but most wars begin when one group or another tries to impose peace on its own terms, writes Andrew Hamilton.