Bishop Vincent Long addresses the community at Lawson...


This video was recorded on Sunday, 13th November 2016 at the celebrations to mark the restoration of the parish church of Our Lady of the Nativity at Lawson. In his homily, the Bishop of Parramatta, Vincent Long Van Nguyen offers the very frank assessment of a bishop who appreciates the crisis in trust the Church and its leadership are presently facing. Bishop Vincent's homily links in Sunday's Gospel prophecy by Jesus of the Destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, with the destruction this community in the Blue Mountains experienced when their parish church was damaged a year ago, and to the wider crisis in trust that is afflicting the institutional Church globally. The video incorporates hi-lites of the day and includes in full Bishop Vincent's homily with captions.

You might also be interested in these titles...

This Tortuous Ridge: Linden to Lawson edited by Eugene Stockton

In the heart of the Blue Mountains of New South Wales is a distinct canton. It is a cluster of five villages. These villages are close neighbours, running one into the other almost continuously, but separated from other settlements east and west by some kilometres of uninhabited bushland. We are not, as some would see us, "as mid-Mountains residents", as if we existed at some vague point betwixt and between the Upper and Lower Mountains. Ours is a distinctive identity, the Central Mountains. This Tortuous Ridge: Linden to Lawson takes us on a journey exploring this distinct canton as outlined in the Chapter headings below. We trust you will enjoy the journey. With chapters by: Eugene Stockton (Editor), Gil Jones, Chris D. Whiteman, Kelvin Knox, John Low, John Merriman, Elizabeth Burgess, Ken Goodlett, Julie Stockton, and Jim Tulip.
[More information]

This site was developed and is maintained by
Vias Tuas Communications
Click HERE to email the Webmaster