Thanh le ky niem 200 nam

"ni khai sinh" Giao hoi Australia

 

Thanh le ky niem 200 nam "ni khai sinh" Giao hoi Australia.

Australia (Catholic Communications 07-05-2018; Vat. 12-05-2018) - Hom Chua nhat 06 thang 05 nam 2018, hang tram ngi, trong o co cac Giam muc t khap Australia a c hanh Thanh le lch s tai nha th thanh Patrick, ky niem 200 nam Thanh The c gn gi tai Australia.

c Tong Giam muc Anthony Fisher, chu te Thanh le, a noi rang v tr cua nha th thanh Patrick co the c xem nh la ni sinh cua Giao hoi Cong giao tai Australia. Ngai noi: "Anh ch em co the noi rang Giao hoi Australia c sinh ra ay khi cac giao dan a keu xin khan thiet e c lanh nhan cac b tch."

ong te trong Thanh le cung co c cha Mark Coleridge, tan chu tch cua Hoi ong Giam muc Australia, c s than Toa Thanh Adolfo Tito Yllana va cha Michael Whelan, cha s giao x thanh Patrick va nhieu Giam muc tren khap Australia.

Chao on moi ngi hien dien, cha Whelan nhac lai hai the ky trc ay, cac giao dan a gn gi niem tin Thanh The song ong chong lai cac nghch canh.

Trong bai giang, c Tong Fisher a ke tai cau chuyen cua v linh muc ngi Ai len, cha Jeremiah O'Flynn, vao thang 05/1818, a e lai Thanh The cho cac giao dan Cong giao cua thuoc a Sydney trc khi cha b truc xuat ve Anh quoc. Cha O'Flynn la linh muc Cong giao duy nhat tai thuoc a vao luc o va s ra i cua cha co ngha la ngi Cong giao Sydney lai khong the c lanh nhan cac b tch.

Cac giao dan a gn gi Thanh The ma cha O'Flynn e lai, cau nguyen trc Thanh The tai t gia cua ho, tren v tr cua nha th thanh Patrick ngay nay. c Tong Giam muc Polding a mieu ta ni nay nh la ni ma oa cua chung ta c gn gi bao ve, cac mau nhiem cua ao c th knh.

c Tong Fisher noi tiep: "Tai vung thuoc a khong co linh muc Cong giao c hanh Thanh le, viec gn gi Thanh The cach t nhien tr thanh tam iem cua i song Cong giao. Cac giao dan canh thc trc Thanh The, oc kinh Man Coi, day giao ly cho con cai ho va cau nguyen Kinh Chieu Chua nhat. Ho m c en ngay ho co the t do co cac linh muc va cac b tch tai at nc nay."

Cuoi Thanh le, c Tong Fisher cam n nhng ngi to chc Thanh le lch s nay va khuyen khch nhng ngi hien dien hy vong vao tng lai cua Giao hoi Cong giao tai Australia. Ngai noi: "Giao hoi Australia a bat au ay cach ay bang ay nam va khong bao gi co the tng tng nhng g 200 nam sau. Co the ho ngh rang ho b au kho, moi th dng nh tuyet vong, co the ho khong bao gi lai co b tch hay mot linh muc. Va hay nhn nhng g a c xay dng tren nhng the he sau o. Chung ta ang trai qua nhng thi iem kho khan nh ho a i qua, nhng Thien Chua ang luon trung thanh, ngay ca khi chung ta vap nga, Ngi van ha nhng ieu ky dieu cho chung ta. Chung ta co niem hy vong ln lao cho tng lai cua Giao hoi Australia nh ho a hy vong." (Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese, 07/05/2018)

 

Hong Thuy

(Vatican News)

 


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