tas bushfire appealWe continue to keep in our prayers those affected by the bushfires in Tasmania.  You might be interested in making an offering to the Saint Vincent de Paul appeal;  click on the picture above/right.

michael putneyThe sad news is also out that Bishop Michael Putney of Townsville has stomach cancer that has spread to his liver.  The media release says that the cancer is untreatable and incurable.

Bishop Putney was vice-rector of Pius XII Seminary when I was there in the 1990s, and lecturer in theology whom I studied under.  He was well respected by the students.

Please keep Bishop Putney in your prayers, and also the people of the diocese of Townsville.

See: Media release on Bishop Putney.