A local commentator unpacks the recent US attack on Syria.
I am conscious in writing this message that it will be sent on the eve of Anzac Day. This day, like many major days of remembrance, brings with it a mixture of stories, memories and emotions.
Holy Week, the Chrism Mass (Mass of the Oils) and the Triduum have been celebrated with excellence and exuberance at the Sacred Heart Cathedral. I hope you feel elated by the gift of these ceremonies in your own local churches.
Last week, I shared with you some of the material presented at the workshop by Canadian canon lawyer, Fr Frank Morrisey OMI. The most interesting thing I have learnt about Canon Law is that the last canon, Can. 1752, is the most important and all other canons derive their significance in guiding the church, and therefore us, from it. The canon in Latin is:
Salus animarum suprema lex esto
Which, roughly translated, means:
The salvation of souls must be the supreme law of the Church.
There are stones in Ailsa Piper’s home named ‘Love’ and ‘Hope’. And when I visit, to enjoy a conversation with dear friends Ailsa and Tony Doherty, I encounter two individuals who might well be named ‘Love’ and ‘Hope’ – but which is which?