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Articles in Category: Bishop Peter Ingham

Annual Appin Massacre Memorial Ceremony

14 April 2013

On 17 April 1816, there was a massacre of Dharawal people near Appin. For over a decade now, the Winga Myamly (sit down and talk - Wiradjuri language) Reconciliation Group, which works towards Reconciliation by raising awareness of issues and promoting a partnership to bring about change for...

The Chrism Mass - Bishop Peter Ingham's Homily

28 March 2013

St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral Wollongong

Some time ago a priest was telling me about a letter he received.  What was interesting was, that the letter was sent to the Parish Priest, but it was addressed to “Harry, the Church Usher”

This is what...

Bishop Peter Ingham welcomes the election of Pope Francis

14 March 2013

Bishop Peter Ingham today warmly welcomed the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio SJ as the new Pope. Taking the name Francis, the new pontiff was elected on the second day of the Conclave of Cardinals.

Bishop Ingham said he joined with all Catholics in praying for the new Pope as he...

Royal Commission into Sexual Abuse of Children

16 November 2012

Bishop Peter Ingham's message to the people of the Diocese of Wollongong

My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

As you are aware, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has called a Royal Commission to inquire into child sexual abuse and the responses of institutions, including churches and government and not-for-profit organisations. 

With the...

50th Anniversary of Vatican II

15 October 2012

I want to highlight the 50th anniversary of that great ecclesial event, the II Vatican Council and the opening of the Year of Faith.  Our Year of Grace neatly dovetails with both of the above especially when you remember Bl John Paul II called Vatican II "the great grace of the 20th...

St Mary of the Cross Feast Day

08 August 2012

Mass at St Columkille’s Church, Corrimal - 4 August 2012

On Sunday morning, 8 August 1909, Mother Mary of the Cross died quietly in St Joseph’s Convent, North Sydney.

Four days earlier, on 4 August 1909, Cardinal Patrick Moran Archbishop of Sydney, visited Mary MacKillop as she was preparing for death. He gave her his blessing and words of...

Diocesan Stewardship Formation Day

28 June 2012

  • St Therese Hall, West Wollongong, Saturday 24 March 2012

I understand my job today is to take you deeper into this idea of being a steward.

Our Diocese has been instrumental in introducing stewardship into the Catholic Church in this country.   My...

Reflection on the Immaculate Heart of Mary

14 June 2012

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) | Ezek 17:22-24; 2 Cor 5:6-10; Mk 4:26-34

The poet TS Elliott observed: “It is strange that words are so inadequate. Yet, like the asthmatic struggling for breath, so the lover must struggle for words.”

When we move into mystery, into what is a meeting of the transcendent and the ordinary, we need words, symbols and images...

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