Homilies and Reflections


Homilies by Michael Tate

Rev Prof Michael Tate graduated in Law from the University of Tasmania in 1968, and in Theology from Oxford University in 1971. He lectured at the University of Tasmania from 1972-78, being Dean of the Faculty of Law in 1977-78. He was a Senator for Tasmania from 1978-93, being Federal Minister for Justice from 1987-93. He served as Ambassador to The Hague and the Holy See from 1993-96. He is currently a Parish Priest in the Archdiocese of Hobart and is Catholic Chaplain to the University of Tasmania where he is an Honorary Professor of Law, lecturing in International Humanitarian Law.


Homilies by Richard Leonard

Richard Leonard SJ is the Director of the Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting, is a member of the Australian Catholic Media Council and a film critic for all the major Australian Catholic newspapers. He completed a PhD in cinema studies at the University of Melbourne. He lectures in cinema and theology at the United Faculty of Theology and has been a visiting lecturer in Australian cinema at the University of Melbourne, a visiting scholar within the School of Theatre, Film and Television at UCLA and is visiting professor at the Gregorian University in Rome.


Reflections by Dianne Bergant CSS

Dianne Bergant CSA is Professor of Biblical Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She holds a BS in Elementary Education from Marian College, Fond du Lac, WI; an MA and PhD in Biblical Languages and Literature from St Louis University. She is currently working in the areas of biblical interpretation and biblical theology, particularly issues of peace, ecology, and feminism. She has also written numerous books, articles and chapters in books.


Reflections by Greg Sunter

Greg Sunter is a member of the Evangelisation and Spiritual Formation team with Brisbane Catholic Education. He has extensive experience of praying with young people and forming others to lead prayer with young people. He was a presenter at Brisbane Archdiocese’s Pray 2010. He is the author of books on adolescent faith and is a regular speaker at youth and evangelisation conferences.