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

Sep 26, 2023

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 will explore the New Testament and how it has made the world in many ways, and...

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Homily for the Feast of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop

Aug 8, 2023

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 Melbourne priest who more than any other awakened a sense of vocation in me and led me to the seminary...

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

Jun 30, 2023

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 with these words: "It's a great pleasure, indeed an honour, to be addressing the young men...

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

Jun 28, 2023

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 then many hundreds more priests and deacons have been ordained...

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

Jun 1, 2023

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 implication being that you can't do the first, oversee, unless...

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Homily for Feast of Pentecost 2023

May 28, 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 in the same Upper Room, the Cenacle, where the Last Supper had been celebrated...

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

May 5, 2023

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 other led me to the priesthood; and I do so in this cathedral where I was ordained deacon, priest and bishop...

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Homily on Anzac Day 2023

Apr 25, 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 the city of Amiens. In so peaceful a setting, it was hard to imagine the horror of the battle that...

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Homily at the Easter Vigil

Apr 8, 2023

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 like? What was he doing through all the years of his so called hidden life? And so on ad...

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Homily for the Mass of the Lord's Supper

Apr 6, 2023

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. No-one would choose to be a foot-washer; it would fall to them only by force of circumstance...

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