Some seasonal cheer is much needed, and here it is:
- now retired bishop of Armidale, Bishop Luc Matthys celebrated his golden jubilee of ordination on December 2. Ad multos annos!
- evidence of the upsurge in priestly vocations continues with the first priestly ordinations for Wollongong Diocese in five years scheduled to take place yesterday. Please keep these two men in your prayers;
- WA's The Record is back online (more or less). You can read an explanation for its apparent online demise in the form of a comment on my earlier post on this from Associate Editor Tim Wallace here (I leave it to readers to judge its plausibility. No doubt true as far as it goes, but whether it is comprehensive is another matter! Personally I find it begs a few interesting questions, such as just why any bishop needs a Media Secretary, let alone one about to retire...!). However, let's hope that this marks the start of a new commitment to a vigorous and genuinely catholic presence online, given that Australia is sadly underserved in this area...