Some 200 people gathered at St Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday morning, March 20, to celebrate the International Day of the Unborn Child with Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton – an opportunity for parents who have experienced the death of a child, either through abortion, miscarriage or SIDS, to come a little closer to terms with their grief and loss. By Eric Martin.
Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton has spoken about the death and resurrection of Jesus in his homily at an all-night Easter Vigil.“One of the things that we learn in the life of Jesus is that He was the first person to experience death not because He was a sinner, and not because He had a determination to depend on His own resources, but rather because of the trust and the faith that He had in the Father, and in the Father’s plan for Him,” Bishop Sproxton explained. By Jamie O’Brien.
There are many aspects of the Christmas story that we will reflect upon as we approach this joyous festival, writes Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton.
“One is how Mary and Joseph looked desperately for a place to stay in Bethlehem. A kindness was shown to them when they were allowed to use a shelter that would have been used by shepherds, possibly not much more than a small cavern in the ground, where men and animals would find protection through the night.”
More than 175 priests, deacons and seminarians from across the Archdiocese last month gathered at Aquinas College for the annual Clergy Mass and Dinner.