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Tuesday, 22 January 2013 09:46

25 YEARS PROFESSED

January 23rd is the Silver Jubilee of MSC profession for three priests. Fr Mark Hanns MSC has worked in parishes and studied the Siloam Course in Spiritual Direction at the Heart of Life Centre, Melbourne. At present, he is stationed in Hindmarsh, South Australia. Fr Brian Cahill MSC has worked…
Sunday, 20 January 2013 08:00

FR PETER HUAN MSC

This is the second of two articles by Mark Reidy in The Record from Perth.  They have been posted with permission of the editor.  Since the visit, Fr Peter Huan has taken up pastoral ministry at the Daly River. Top end priest on a mission from God 10 Jan 2013…
Thursday, 17 January 2013 22:12

ON BATHURST ISLAND

  This article was written by journalist, Mark Reidy, and was published in The Record, the Catholic paper published in Perth. We reproduce the article with permission of The Editor of the Record. A second article by Mark Reidy focuses on Fr Peter Huan MSC who was stationed on Bathurst…
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 08:30

MARIST BROTHERS AUSTRALIA, ONE PROVINCE

Province of Australia: Marist Brothers reconfigure In a Mass and ceremony at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec 08, the Marist Brothers of the Sydney and Melbourne provinces joined to re-create the now 250-strong Province of Australia. Representing Br Emili Turú, Superior-General of the…
Monday, 14 January 2013 11:48

COMPASS THEOLOGY REVIEW 2012/4

With Compass 2012.4, Compass complete 46 years of publication as a Review of Topical Theology since it was founded by Fr Dennis Murphy MSC in 1967.  The present editor, Fr Barry Brundell MSC completes 14 years as editor.  More information and articles from previous issues on the Compass website, www.compassreview.org
Friday, 11 January 2013 22:36

BEHIND THE HEADLINES, NAURU

Fr Karl Maria Brand MSC, Fr Adrian Meaney MSC and Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.   From Fr Adrian Meaney MSC, MSC Missions Office, I have just returned to Sydney town after a week with Frs. Tatieru, and Karl Maria Brand on the Island of Nauru. We…
Thursday, 10 January 2013 07:37

INTERFAITH COLLABORATION

  MSC Sister Francis Baum is a member of the Melbourne Archdiocese Sub-Committee for Catholic-Jewish Relations and a Member of the Council of Christians and Jews. She is pictured here reading at the Shoah (Holocaust) Christian Memorial Service at St Francis’ Church, Melbourne.
Monday, 07 January 2013 22:48

SMALL MSC CALENDAR 2013

 Click on the image below to download a foldable version of the PARVUM CALENDARIUM MISS. SS. CORDIS IESU 2013
Monday, 07 January 2013 20:56

2013 NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

Stephen Cuyos MSC, Philippines Province, has some suggestions.  Click the image below:
Monday, 07 January 2013 15:55

IN VIEW OF THE COMING ROYAL COMMISSION

The announcement of the Royal Commission into the Sexual Abuse of Children has already given rise to much discussion.  This will increase as 2013 goes on.  There are expectations, within the Church and outside it, for something helpful to be said about the issues. During the last week, ABC Radio…
Saturday, 05 January 2013 10:24

RIP JAMES REUTER SJ, PHILIPPINES

Visitors, especially those doing studies at the Ateneo in Manila, may have encountered Fr James Reuter SJ, a powerful presence in the Church of the Philippines for many decades and in Catholic media.   "Malacañang Palace joined the nation in mourning the passing of Fr. James B. Reuter, S.J., whose…
  Marie-Therese Noblet.  See January 15th 1 January,Motherhood of God 7 January,:Feast of the Epiphany - one of Chevalier's favourite feast. The true nature of God is manifested through the flesh of the infant Jesus. 10 January, 1854Father Maugenest, 1829-1919, is appointed curate of Issoudun. 10 January, 1979The FMI Sisters…
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 19:07

IN THE HOLIDAY VEIN

  Though Les Miserables is not the lightest of entertainments, this tongue-in-cheek review might amuse, especially if you know the careers of the main stars.
Tuesday, 01 January 2013 09:19

A NEW YEAR

2013   Greetings and blessings   Our 2013 news is that we are in the advanced stages of creating a new website for the Australian MSC province. The home page is designed. Areas for spirituality, justice, publications and media have been designated. We will have a Pray with Us section.…
Monday, 31 December 2012 09:04

AN END OF YEAR OBSERVATION

This is a Sydney Harbour story of sport and holiness. After all Australians do venerate sports personalities as well as saints. The Rivercat, Evonne Goolagong was taking us to Parramatta. It was berthed behind the Shane Gould. The Marlene Matthews and Nicole Livingstone were coming in the opposite direction. Later,…
Thursday, 27 December 2012 17:31

LES MISERABLES

The film version of Les Miserables opened around Australia on Boxing Day. Review from the Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting:   LES MISERABLES For over twenty five years, (French opening, 1980, London, 1985) theatre audiences around the world have been profoundly moved by Victor Hugo’s classic story, by…
Tuesday, 25 December 2012 08:44

CHRISTMAS DAY

Christmas greetings to visitors to this site. A time of sadness in conflict, a time for hope for peace. Christmas then and Christmas now - shops in Belthlehem are selling a range of cribs like this one, where you can put the wall in, or remove it.
Monday, 24 December 2012 09:29

CHRISTMAS EVE

Bethlehem then....   BETHLEHEM NOW.
Sunday, 23 December 2012 09:15

MSC MOVIE CONNECTIONS 11

Fred Schepisi’s autobiographical film, The Devil’s Playground, made quite some impact on its first release in 1976. It told the story of a 13 year old boy at the Marist Brothers’ Juniorate at Mt Macedon in 1953. It led to much reflection on the style of formation in such juniorates,…
Saturday, 22 December 2012 15:35

FAREWELL TO FR RAYMOND DOSSMANN MSC

Visitors to the MSC General House over many years would have met Fr Dossmann (at right). On  the  8th  of  December,  2012  the  General House  community  farewelled   Fr.  Raymond Dossmann  who  had  served  at  the  General House for the past 24 years, first as Secretary General and then as Postulator for the Cause of Fr Jules Chevalier. The farewell mass was cele- brated at the Ursuline Sister’s Generalate fol- lowed  by  refreshments.  Fr.  Dossmann  also celebrated 60  years of religious life since his final vows and 58 years a priest on the day. Fr. Mark McDonald thanked Fr. Dossmann for his long years of dedicated service to the commu- nity and the congregation as a whole. We wish Fr Raymond well as he continues his mission in France in the service of the Lord. [From the General Bulletin]
                      EXECUTED: Fr Harris pictured just before the departure of HMAS Laurabada to Port Moresby. According to the Australian War Memorial he was subsequently taken by boat from the mission to Rabaul by the Japanese and executed at sea. Photo:…
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 17:29

ST PAUL'S PARISH NIGHCLIFF, NT. OLSH SHRINE

A new shrine to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart was blessed on Sunday 16th December 2012 at St Paul’s Catholic Community in Nightcliff.   The statue, based on the original in the Basilica in Issodun, has been carved in wood by Engelbert Piccolruaz in his studio in Sydney.  Engelbert has…
 Click the title, COP18, to see the interview COP18: Putting the human face on our disappearing island states Claude Mostowik , Pacific Calling Partnership From Qatar: COP18 UN Climate Change Conference 2012 in December 2012 COP18 (04/12/12) – Claude Mostowik, Delegation Liaison at Pacific Calling Partnership talks about the risks…
Monday, 17 December 2012 09:31

KHOI NGUYEN MSC, FIRST PROFESSION

On Saturday December 15th, at St Mary's Towers, Douglas Park, Brother Khoi Nguyen MSC made his first profession. His family and MSC confreres and friends were present. Also present were Khoi's formators: from left, Frank Dineen MSC and Phil Hicks MSC, Pre-novitiate; right, Paul Browne, Novitiate. Khoi wrote these words…
Saturday, 15 December 2012 09:31

MSC PARISH, PALM SPRINGS

One of the longest (if not the longest) Our Lady of Guadalupe processions in the country begins at Our Lady of Solitude in Palm Springs, CA - a parish cared for by Fr. John Kavcak, MSC (pastor) and Fr. Dave Foxen, MSC (parochial vicar). The day begins with a 4…
Thursday, 13 December 2012 15:21

RIP BROTHER COLIN MILNE MSC

Brother Colin Milne MSC has died in Sydney, December 11th 2012. Born, 24th February 1932, he made his first profession 5th August 1953. He spent most of his almost sixty years of ministry in Eastern Papua and some time in Japan. His funeral will take place at Douglas Park after…
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 22:23

ROYAL COMMISSION: MEDIA RELEASE

      MEDIA RELEASE   ANNOUNCEMENT OF CHAIR & CEO OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH COUNCIL FOR THE ROYAL COMMISSION   12 DECEMBER 2012 The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) and Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) support the establishment of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in…
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 06:51

MSC COLOMBIA PROFESSION

Bogotá, Colombia On Saturday, December 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception and  the 158th anniversary of the founding of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Jorge Mario Vallejo Solarte took his final vows as a Missionary of the Sacred Heart in the presence of Father Luis Alfonso Segura, delegate…
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 06:50

ST VINCENT’S PARISH, REDFERN

Fr Ted Kennedy was very well-known as parish priest of Redfern with a long commitment to aboriginal causes. On his retirement he was succeeded briefly by Fr Peter Carroll MSC. After this, the parish was committed to priests of the Neo-Catechumenate Movement. Ted Kennedy had worked in Redfern for three…
Sunday, 09 December 2012 17:18

REDFERN 1992: LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD

On December 10th 1992, Paul Keating delivered his famous Redfern speech.  After 20 years, where are we? However intractable the problems may seem, we cannot resign ourselves to failure – any more than we can hide behind the contemporary version of Social Darwinism which says that to reach back for…