Archbishop Emeritus Leonard Faulkner was buried on 14 May 2018 at St Francs Xavier Cathedral, Adelaide. Fr Maurice Shinnick offered this reflection on the occasion.
When he returned to Adelaide as a young priest following his ordination in Rome in1950, Father Leonard Faulkner was appointed as assistant priest to Monsignor William Russell, in the newly establish and expanding Woodville Parish in the Western suburbs. There he found so many migrants from post-World War Two Europe, striving to establish themselves in a new environment of culture and language. To that ministry he brought his life experiences.