'Forgive. It is the way of God to our hearts' (Homily, 24th Sunday in OT) 'Forgive. It is the way of God to our hearts' (Homily, 24th Sunday in OT)

'Forgive. It is the way of God to our hearts' (Homily, 24th Sunday in OT)

Sunday 13 September 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
Homily: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) | Like just about every married couple, my mum and dad had their moments. Usually it was a flare up triggered over something each had said or did without thought or intent. And just about always it was all over pretty quickly. Mum and dad seemed to have absorbed into their married life the Pauline dictum: “Do not let the sun set on your anger.” (Eph 4.26)


Caring for Those Facing Sickness and Death: Statement from Archbishop Comensoli

Friday 11 September 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Caring for Those Facing Sickness and Death: The seriousness and duration of the COVID-19 Pandemic has worn heavily, and stretched and challenged each and every person. On behalf of the Catholic community of Melbourne, I express my gratitude for the Premier’s confirmation this morning that ministers of religion may visit the sick and the dying in hospitals, care facilities and homes. This is a fundamental obligation of Catholic clergy to people in their time of need, and an expectation not only of our people, but for many who are struggling to be present with their loved-ones in their last days.


Building a culture of safety in our parishes

Thursday 10 September 2020

Professional Standards Unit
Across the Archdiocese, parish leadership and safeguarding teams have been working hard to implement safeguarding practices and policies that reinforce the Church's commitment to protecting children and those most vulnerable in the community. Fr Tony Doran, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ringwood, says it has required his parishioners to look at every aspect of parish life. 'What we do, how we do it, the spaces in which we do what we do. Now we know where the gaps are in our policies and procedures, so we can begin to address them. We also know where we're doing well.'

'Think laterally': Meet Auslan interpreter Janette Murphy rsj

Thursday 10 September 2020

Communications Office
For more than 20 years, Janette Murphy rsj has been an advocate and friend of the Deaf community, having worked at the John Pierce Centre as a chaplain and now as a volunteer. These days, Janette assists with the provision of Auslan during the weekly Mass livestreamed from St Patrick’s Cathedral. While she acknowledges that this time of the pandemic has been challenging, she says in some ways it’s also been a good opportunity for the needs of the Deaf community to be recognised by the mainstream.