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  • Jun 2019 '19
    19th

    The Parables Podcasts – Ep 3: The Good Samaritan

    Welcome to the third episode of our fortnightly series: The Parables Podcasts. Archbishop Mark Coleridge gives his insights and reflections on the parables of Jesus. In this third episode, he explores the Parable of the Good Samaritan. You can listen to these podcast by subscribing to our channel “Archdiocese of Brisbane” on your preferred podcast…

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  • Jun 2019 '19
    5th

    The Parables Podcasts – Ep 2: The Prodigal Son

    Welcome to the second episode of our fortnightly series: The Parables Podcasts. Archbishop Mark Coleridge gives his insights and reflections on the parables of Jesus. In this second episode, he explores the Parable of the Prodigal son. You can listen to these podcast by subscribing to our channel “Archdiocese of Brisbane” on your preferred podcast…

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  • Jun 2019 '19
    2nd

    Homily for Presbyteral Ordination of Brendan Gormley and Josh Whitehead

    John and Jesus – Brendan and Joshua: an odd pairing, you say. But consider: both John and Jesus were born against the odds. Elizabeth was too old and Mary was too young or at least unqualified. Yet in the Gospel we’ve heard that John and Jesus lie – or leap – in the womb of…

  • May 2019 '19
    30th

    Homily at Reaffirmation of the Covenant between Anglican Diocese of Brisbane and Catholic Dioceses of Toowoomba and Brisbane

    Is this life or is this death? That’s perhaps the central question of the whole Bible. Because the People of God so often went through death experiences which turned out to be life, or experiences of life from death. That’s why the biblical story begins with light from darkness, fullness from emptiness, order from chaos….

  • May 2019 '19
    21st

    The Parables Podcasts – Ep 1: Introduction to the Parables

    Full podcast available here: Welcome to our new fortnightly series: The Parables Podcasts. Archbishop Mark Coleridge gives his insights and reflections on the parables of Jesus. In this first episode, he gives an overview of the parables, what they were and how they were used. You can listen to these podcast by subscribing to our…

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  • Apr 2019 '19
    28th

    Homily from Memorial Mass for Sri Lanka

    The bombs in Sri Lanka exploded on the Sunday of the Resurrection, the very heart of Christian life and worship, the womb of our hope. As in Christchurch, there was a special horror in the killing of those who came to worship; but it would be wrong to see the blasts simply as an attack…

  • Apr 2019 '19
    25th

    Anzac Day homily 2019

    This homily was preached by Archbishop Mark Coleridge at the Mass for Anzac Day 2019 at The Cathedral of St Stephen The voices of women in war are little heard, but let one of them be heard here this morning. It’s the voice of Vera Brittain who during the Great War lost her fiancé Roland…

  • Apr 2019 '19
    21st

    Easter morning homily 2019

    Archbishop Mark Coleridge preached this homily at Easter Sunday Mass at The Cathedral of St Stephen, 21 April 2019 In recent days fire has been much on our minds and before our eyes – never more so than at this Easter time when we light the new fire, as we did last night. Fire is…

  • Apr 2019 '19
    19th

    Homily for The Mass of the Lord’s Supper

    Archbishop Mark Coleridge preached this homily at The Mass of the Lord’s Supper, The Cathedral of St Stephen, Brisbane. Thursday, 18 April 2019 This evening we celebrate the first part of a great three-part Paschal liturgy: the Mass of the Lord’s Supper tonight, the Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion tomorrow and the Easter Vigil on…

  • Apr 2019 '19
    12th

    Homily at the Chrism Mass 2019

    The Cathedral of St Stephen 11 April 2019 “Poor, broken-hearted, captive, bereaved, despondent”: words we hear from the prophet Isaiah – or to be more precise Third Isaiah who was the prophet of the return from exile. They’re words he uses to describe the community to whom he was sent on mission – the exiles…

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