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Forgive and be free: Reconciliation and the legacy of Nagasaki Forgive and be free: Reconciliation and the legacy of Nagasaki

Forgive and be free: Reconciliation and the legacy of Nagasaki

Monday 16 December 2019

Communications Office
 
Bestselling author and Marist priest Fr Paul Glynn OAM has called Japan home since 1955, believes the lessons of reconciliation between former wartime enemies Japan and Australia have never been more pertinent. Fr Paul, 91, has dedicated his life to the cause of reconciliation between former enemies Australia and Japan and his message of peace and hope is one that could not be more relevant—and necessary—for today’s highly polarised society.
 

All that glitters: Third Sunday of Advent

Monday 16 December 2019

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
 
Third Sunday of Advent Homily 

John the Baptist was a prisoner of King Herod at the time he sent his disciples to Jesus with the question: ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?’ It seems an odd question from the one who had actually promoted Jesus to the people. But for centuries, Israel had suffered under the oppressive rule of foreign powers and their own leaders were often unfaithful and corrupt. In the face of this pervasive evil, John had sought to prepare the way for God to finally overcome the evildoers and establish his kingdom. He was paying the price of his outspokenness.
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