Ms Janet Coombes, a former President of the Saint Thomas More Society, was made a Dame of the Order of Saint Gregory the Great for her pursuit of justice and proclamation of the Gospel through her life as a barrister, canon lawyer and pro-life campaigner. Mr Gregory Glass, a long term member of the Society, received a Croce Pro …

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Opportunity: Master of Laws

Have you thought about studying a Master of Laws or some individual courses with The University of Notre Dame Australia?  Classes for the first semester begin on 22 February 2021.  Classes can be taken on-line or face to face in Sydney.  The program of 8 courses can be completed full-time in a year or spread over several years if taken part-time.  EMPLOYMENT RATE This LLM …

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2021 Red Mass Sydney

This was the 90th year the Red Mass has been celebrated in Sydney.  We are grateful to Bishop Richard Umbers, Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney, who celebrated the Red Mass Sydney for us. Thank you to all who attended either the Red Mass Sydney, or the Red Mass Parramatta.  You can watch the Red Mass Sydney below:

2017 Red Mass Homily

Not far from the Law Courts Building on Macquarie Street is the Colonial Secretary’s Building. Many of you know it. While crossing at the corner of Macquarie and Bridge you might have caught a glimpse of the three statues that grace the corner of the building. In ascending order – and it is important to …

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2016 Patronal Feast Day Homily

I’m sure many of you have visited the Frick Gallery in New York, where Hans Holbein’s two portraits hang on the same wall – Thomas Cromwell and Thomas More, whose execution Cromwell engineered for King Henry VIII 1535. All of the hierarchy but St John Fisher, showed the sterling lack of courage of Captain Jack …

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Homily for Red Mass 2015

Just before Christmas, only a few hundred metres from this cathedral and even closer to our legal precinct, a man who styled himself ‘Sheik’ Man Haron Monis held a café full of staff and customers hostage for hours, terrorizing them and our city, until it ended with three dead. One was a member of the …

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The 2014 Annual Lenten Retreat

The Annual Lenten Retreat of the St Thomas More Society (with the Catenian Association) took place on 8 March 2014 at St Dominic’s Catholic Church, Flemington. It is possible to offer frequent and fervent prayer, even at the market place or strolling alone! It is possible also in one’s place of business, while buying or …

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