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Podcast Series on the New Testament - The Words that Make the World

None of us can remember life without the New Testament, it's always been there. In this podcast series "The Words that Make the World" hosted by Archbishop Mark Coleridge, we...

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Homily for the Feast of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop

I'm not normally inclined to quote myself, but I do so here today. Not long ago I was invited to preach at the funeral of Fr Bob Maguire, a well-known...

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Homily at the priestly ordination of Isaac Falzon, Minje Kim and Gerard Lai

Years ago, when I was a senior seminarian, we had a well-known older priest lead a day of recollection. He walked into the chapel, moved to the lectern and began...

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Homily from the Sesquicentenary Mass for those ordained in the Cathedral of St Stephen

Acts 3:1-10; Galatians 1:11-20; John 21:15-19 The first priest ordained in this cathedral was Martin Mulhall in 1877, though there had been three earlier ordinations in the old cathedral. Since...

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Homily at the Episcopal Ordination of the Most Reverend John Panamthottathil CMI

Priya sahodaree sahodaranmaare Dear brothers and sisters, The English word "bishop" comes from the Greek episkopos, which has two meanings. The first is overseer and the second is visitor, the...

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Homily for Feast of Pentecost 2023

We know the first Pentecost happened in Jerusalem, but no-one knows where exactly in the city the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples. There's a tradition, however, that it happened...

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Homily at Funeral Mass for Fr Bob Maguire - St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne

In my seventy-fifth year, as I move to the end of my working life as priest and bishop, I speak words of farewell to the man who more than any...

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Homily on Anzac Day 2023

The Cathedral of St Stephen, Brisbane On a calm spring day many years ago I made my first visit to one of the great war cemeteries of northern France, near...

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Homily at the Easter Vigil

The Gospels are full of gaps and silences. There are so many things we would like to know but about which the evangelists say nothing. What did Jesus actually look...

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Homily for the Mass of the Lord's Supper

The Cathedral of St Stephen In the time of Jesus, foot-washing was the most menial of tasks, and it fell to the lowest ranking servant, the lowest of the low....

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