Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who was born as one like us in every way but sin. It reminds us too that Jesus shares his divine life with us […]
2016 Christmas Message – Christ Making a Difference
In today’s troubled world, Christmas celebrates the first coming of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who, through the Holy Spirit is making such a difference to the lives of those who relate personally with […]
Christmas Message – We are to promote Christmas peace
Recently I joined a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. My purpose was to deepen further my personal relationship with Jesus. I sought to reflect further on all the ways he revealed the depths of this […]
Christmas Message 2012 – Am I a Peace Maker?
AM I A PEACE-MAKER? Every Christmas, my thoughts return to the promise: ‘Peace on earth to all who enjoy God’s favour’. It is a time for Catholics to ask: ‘Are we doing our bit to […]
Christmas Message from Bishop Holohan
Why, after two thousand years, are we still celebrating the Christmas Story? Because, like the rest of the Gospel, it relates to the hopes and lives of people across the world.
2011 Christmas Message
Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, as one like us so that he could be part of our lives. He came to help us with the challenges and difficulties of […]
Christmas Message 2008
This year is ending with so much turmoil on so many fronts. The finance crisis has left people insecure because of a drop in their superannuation benefits. There is the fear of businesses collapsing and […]
The Need for Christmas Prophets
I was a bit taken aback recently when a Church leader told me he had received a death threat. He had suggested that the world would be different now if reaction to the horror of […]
Christmas Message 2005 – Diocese
Warmest greeting to all readers! May the peace Christ come to bring lead to greater closeness in families, healing where there are conflicts and forgiveness of hurts.
Christmas Message 2005
St Thomas Aquinas once wrote: ‘The only-begotten Son of God… assumed our nature, so that he, made man, might make men gods’
Christmas Message 2004 – The Eucharist and Peace on Earth
BISHOP’S 2004 CHRISTMAS MESSAGE: THE EUCHARIST AND PEACE ON EARTH Christmas is a time to get back to basics. One of these is the secret to true peace. This is the peace for which every […]
Christmas Message 2002
For Christians, Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, as a human person. They remember that Jesus came to bring ‘peace on earth!’