Congratulations as always to the Most Reverend Geoffrey Jarrett, my former parish priest, now Lord Bishop of Lismore in N.S.W., on his having reached the ninth anniversary of his episcopal consecration on the Feast of the Chair of St Peter (yesterday). I well recall his words, quoting Newman, at the end of that ordination Mass: "Those who are on the side of the Apostles are on the winning side." As Cardinal Pell said at the time, "Now the northern frontier is secure." Ad multos annos!
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