Keeping Australia Day 2018

The 26th of January is kept in the Commonwealth of Australia as Australia Day. It is not, however, a feast or memorial in the calendar of the Catholic Church, but rather a ‘day of prayer’ where Australian Catholic Christians are called to pray for our nation and its peoples.

Below is my homily as preached for the Mass celebrated on Australia Day 2018 in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Isaiah 32:15-18; Romans 12:9-13; Matthew 5:1-12.