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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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Book Review: Sheehan’s Apologetics

Apologetics and Catholic Doctrine, by Archbishop Michael Sheehan, was first published in two volumes in 1918 by M.H. Gill & Son, Dublin. It was a classic high school text in several countries for over forty years, and sold well over 450,000 copies. Now in its 7th edition, this venerable tome has been ably revised by …

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Cradio interview with Michael McAuley

Cradio is Australia’s new Catholic media service, providing free access to a growing variety of Catholic programs, talks and music. Cradio recently spoke to St Thomas More Society President Michael McAuley who shared his insights into the links between Christianity and the practice of law. Listen below or visit the Cradio website for more information.