Homily at Bob Maguire’s Requiem


This homily was preached at the Requiem Mass for Fr Bob at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne on 5 May 2023. It is reprinted here with the permission of Archbishop Mark.

The First Synod: Procedure or Reforms

Bill Uren SJ, Scholar in residence Newman College, The University of Melbourne, wrote this article for The Swag in early May. Six weeks later, after the publication of the Instrumentum Laboris for the upcoming Synod, he penned the article which follows this one. Both articles were printed in Eureka Street, the first slightly edited, and we thank the author and Eureka Street for permission to republish both articles.

Synodality: ‘Why did you doubt?’


This article was written six weeks after the previous one, when the Instrumentum Laboris for the Synod on Synodality was published.

Finally, a genuine agenda

John Crothers is a retired priest from the Archdiocese of Sydney.

Frank Brennan

Thomas More and the “Voice”

Frank Brennan SJ is Rector, Newman College, The University of Melbourne. This homily for the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 25 June 2023, is a slightly edited version of the one printed in Catholic Outlook, Diocese of Parramatta. Here Frank declares “Regardless of the shortcomings of our Parliament and the imperfect wording of the amendment, I will be voting ‘Yes’, and I say that unequivocally.” We are grateful to Br Mark O’Connor FMS of Catholic Outlook for permission to reprint this homily.