Musings January 2019 Edition 32

By the Reverend Monsignor Harry Entwistle, Ordinary January 2019 The Australian Catholic Bishops are well aware of the challenging times the Church is facing. In numerous countries the revelations of commissions and enquiries into abuse are scandalou

Musings July 2019 Edition 33

By the Reverend Monsignor Harry Entwistle, Ordinary Emeritus Musings 33 July 2019  MUSINGS OF THE ORDINARY EMERITUS  Dear Ordinariate Members and Supporters  It is said that ‘Life is a journey, not a destination.’ That is true of our personal

Musings December 2018 Edition 31

By the Reverend Monsignor Harry Entwistle, Ordinary December, 2018 In celebrating the birth of Our Lord Jesus at Christmas, we are celebrating the fact that because God became human, there must be something about humanity that enables God to be encou

Musings April 2018 Edition 30

By the Reverend Monsignor Harry Entwistle, Ordinary April, 2018   In March of this year I posted an article written by Ross Douthat for the New York Times entitled ‘Pope Francis is Beloved. His Papacy might be a Disaster’. One of the comment

Musings Jan 2018 Edition 29

By the Reverend Monsignor Harry Entwistle, Ordinary January, 2018 As we begin this New Year the Church in Australia will be considering its response to the findings of the Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Sexual Abuse, to the SSM vote,

Musings Dec 2017 Edition 28

By the Reverend Monsignor Harry Entwistle, Ordinary December, 2017 The past twenty years has seen a significant shift in how our Australian society sees itself. An increasing number of people refuse to acknowledge that there is more to life than the

Musings 27 September 2017

By the Reverend Monsignor Harry, Ordinary September, 2017 St Ninians & St Chads Parish, Perth St Paul’s Catholic Church, Mt Lawley Throughout my many years of Christian ministry in the Anglican Church there have been many changes in how the Ch

Musings 26 (Eastertide) May 2017

During the recent Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Greg Homeming of Lismore offered a reflection focusing on the challenges the Catholic Church in Australia faces at this time. There is no doubt that the Church is weaker than it was, both in numbers of

Lenten Musings – February 2017

Now that Divine Worship:The Missal has reintroduced the naming of the three weeks before Ash Wednesday as Septuagesima, Sexagesima and Quinquagesima, we have an opportunity to reflect more about how we will observe the season of Lent. On the first da

Musings | January 2017

2016 is being widely described as a year of horror, even cursed. More balanced commentators describe it as the year of revolution in which changes in the political and economic landscapes have begun to take place in the Western world. Revolutions usu

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