Reflections

Each day a treasure

Each day a treasure

Volume 18, Issue 17

About this time last year I was beginning my fight back after coming face to face with death. Following many weeks of chemotherapy to control the lymphoma I had been diagnosed with, I had collapsed at the presbytery from pneumonia and a complete breakdown of my immune system.

What if it’s all true?

Volume 18, Issue 16

As a priest, I rarely have the opportunity of listening to another priest preach. However, on the odd occasions that chance has come my way, I have invariably been enriched by the experience. One of the best indicators of this enrichment is the fact that I carry the memory of what was said in particular sermons for years afterwards. One that came to mind recently was delivered by a priest from a religious order during a jubilee celebration many moons ago.

Leasers of God's people

Volume 18, Issue 15

I would like to spend some time sharing with you my reflections on a recent gathering that I enjoyed with a group of my brother priests. Over 120 of us from the Archdiocese of Melbourne came together for a four day conference, and it enriched me greatly.

Let your faith shine

Volume 18, Issue 14

As I take up my pen each fortnight to write another Perspective, I pause to consider what I should write about. Sometimes there is a particular issue that comes readily to my mind. Other times I draw a blank, with nothing initially suggesting itself.

Shepherds in the mist

Volume 18, Issue 13

Each July in years past I have devoted a Perspective to some aspect of the priesthood. Being the month in which I was ordained in 1958, and being the one in which a high proportion of Victoria’s priests received their share in the Sacrament of Holy Orders, it seems appropriate to focus on that topic at this time.

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