In the year 2000, four priests sat round a table in St Mary’s Cathedral, three Irish born the fourth a local. The Irish were Bishop David Cremin, Michael O’Sullivan and John McSweeney. I was the local and the Cathedral host.
When fellow priest Grove Johnson was asked to summarise the life of Con Keogh he captured him with the words – sanctity and genius.
Barry and I lived together in the Holy Family parish of Maroubra for ten years back in the seventies and eighties, with Fr Mick Slattery, and at different times with Bruce Hawthorne, John Truman, Bill Challenor and Richard Dixon.
Mick Slattery was ordained by the fourth Archbishop of Sydney – Irish-born Michael Kelly.
Language matters, and it matters most at times of farewell. In an eulogy at Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral. Bishop Pat Power of Canberra -Goulburn, a class mate of Lex’s quoted from an email message received on the day of his death from one of the people whose lives Lex had touched.
Eugene Harley died on Anzac Day 2017. A happy co-incidence for a man who spent 26 years of his life in the Army as chaplain serving in Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam and Australia.
Ted Kennedy’s funeral was celebrated in a tent. These brief words describe a remarkable moment in the history of the Sydney church – the farewell to the beloved pastor of Redfern.
Grove Johnson was a proud Queenslander – but while spending most of his ministry in Sydney, he was also at home in the great capitals of Europe.
Harry Davis educated generations of students in biblical studies at St Patricks College Manly. Carefully organised teaching method was not his trump card.
Apr 15, 2018
Is the form of dancing,grinding a sin? I just don’t get a lot of direct answers for dating and relationships, circumstances vary but acts are either a sin or they aren’t. So is it?