As the longest serving Bishop in Australia, Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan has last week highlighted that he has been inspired by the priests, especially those ministering in more distant and isolated parishes, and also grateful for their welcome. Pope Francis has officially accepted his resignation as the fourth Bishop of Bunbury, announcing Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has Apostolic Administrator.
In his 2023 Easter Message, Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton says that to lose hope altogether, and to give up on life, is surely one of the saddest fates than can befall any human being.
“And yet, it seems, there is a spreading hopelessness, an emptiness, in our society which should concern us.”
In his 2022 Christmas Message, Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan says that sharing in God’s nature, we have become adopted sons and daughters of God and brothers and sisters of Christ. We are ‘new creations’. All who, through Baptism, are human by nature and divine by adoption, are members of God’s family, the Church.
29-year-old Nathan Barrie has been ordained a Deacon at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Bunbury with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Gerard Holohan and clergy from both the Bunbury Diocese and Archdiocese of Perth.
Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan has said Western Australia’s new Community and Family Services Amendment Bill will not protect children in any practical sense.
The Bishops of Western Australia have this month gathered in Perth for the annual Australian Catholic Bishops’ plenary assembly via teleconference because of travel restrictions.
In his 2021 Easter message, Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan speaks about the need to nurture ‘to the full’, the peace only Christ can give, the path to accepting Christ’s peace, and how Christians can renew our efforts.
Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan has last week published his Lenten Pastoral Letter, emphasising the need to grow in the divine life Jesus wants for us.
Sadly, the Christmas peace the angels sang of when Jesus was born is hard to see in Australian society today. So many seem troubled, angry, alienated and confused in their lives.