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A Saint in Times of Suffering: St Thérèse of Lisieux A Saint in Times of Suffering: St Thérèse of Lisieux

A Saint in Times of Suffering: St Thérèse of Lisieux

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Communications Office
 
On 1 October we mark the feast day of Sister Thérèse of Lisieux. In 1890, at the age of 15, Thérèse Martin professed her solemn vows in the Carmelite Order. On that day she carried on her heart a letter to Jesus in which she had written: Let me be forgotten like Your little grain of sand, Jesus. May your will be done in me perfectly, and may I arrive at the place You have prepared for me.
 

By our deeds will we be known (Homily, 26th Sunday in OT)

Sunday 27 September 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
 
Homily: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) | “Yeh-Nah.” “Nah-Yeh.” I get confused every time I hear this. Is it ‘yes’ or ‘no’; is it ‘I agree’ or ‘I don’t agree’? Both seem possible in a ‘yeh-nah’ world. We could say, human beings are the ‘yeh-nah’ species of God’s creation, His uniquely ambiguous beings. No other creature is able to commit to one thing and do the opposite. Jesus acknowledges this in his parable, which we’ve just heard. The two sons are both practitioners of the ‘yeh-nah’ way: the saying of one thing, but the doing of the other. As a bit of social analysis, Jesus is pointing out nothing particularly remarkable. We probably all want to think that we are fairly consistent in what we say and do, but it would be a bit more honest to admit we can all be somewhat inconsistent in our words and ways. 

An Open Letter to the Premier from the Catholic Bishops of Victoria

Friday 25 September 2020

Communications Office
 
The Catholic Bishops of Victoria have written an open letter to Premier Daniel Andrews raising concerns of unfairness in COVID restrictions to people of faith. In regional Victoria, more people can gather inside in a restaurant than in a church. The Bishops simply ask for fairness and parity between places of worship and other sectors like hospitality.

COVID and the Road Ahead

Thursday 24 September 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Victorians have been in exile from the homeland of our humanity for six months now. Throughout this exile, hope has been hard to come by as fear, fatigue and frustration have taken hold. Now, a way out of captivity has been set before us. Every Victorian has an interest in the Government’s Roadmap towards a ‘COVID-normal’ destination. But what do we actually want that destination to look like, and how might it shape the road ahead?

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