“What is Christmas? Is it a tree? A statue of a baby with a woman and a man nearby? Yes, it is Jesus, the birth of Jesus,” he said, so “stop for a bit and think of Christmas as a message, a message of peace.”
In his 2021 Christmas Message, Geraldton Bishop and Broome Administrator, the Most Rev Michael Morrisey, has said that Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem is a call to listen and rejoice with joy, giving hope and meaning to life.
We need disciples who are faithful and faith-filled, said Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, at the liturgical launch of the 2021 LifeLink Christmas Appeal for Parish Priests and Parish Appeal representatives.
Leaders from the three Abrahamic faiths – Christianity, Judaism and Islam gathered at the University of Notre Dame on 26 October to dialogue and learn about each tradition. ‘Hope in Unsettling Times’ was the theme for the event.