Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Happy Christmas

As it is now the vigil of the Nativity, let me take this opportunity to wish all past readers of this now defunct blog a happy and holy twelve days of Christmas.

We live in dark times indeed, so it is good to remember with this great gift of the Incarnation that no matter what men, even those entrusted to the very highest offices in the Church, may attempt to do it, she will yet prevail against the gates of hell.  Pray hard, therefore, this Christmas season, especially for the Franciscans of  Immaculate, and the reform of the hierarchy in Australia.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Fr Ephraem Chifley RIP

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Ephraem (John) Chifley, formerly of the Dominicans, who died unexpectedly on Friday, aged 53.

I remember fondly Fr Chifley from his time as chaplain at ANU (he confirmed me in a Dominican Rite Mass), and I'm sure he helped many others as well, so please do keep him especially in your prayers.