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St Vincent's parish in Redfern, an inner city suburb of Sydney: of Fr Ted Kennedy and Mum Shirl; of the community's values, ideals and strength in adversity; and of its amazing journey through the last couple of years.
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Fr Ted Kennedy

Reflections 1
Reflections 2
Reflections 3
Reflections 4
Reflections 5
Who is Worthy?
Letters from Ted

Mum Shirl

Her story

Recent Parish Priests

Pell's appointments
The Neocats
Our pastors

Interesting reading

Points of view

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Update notifications are now posted on the Church Mouse Journal
Added text of Margie Kennedy-Gould's Tribute
St Gerard's parish in Mirrabooka, Western Australia is not quite the way the Neocats have been promoting it. Two letters from parishioners tell an all too familiar story.
- 5/08
- 26/07
Added text of Griffo's Tribute
Added text of Chris Geraghty's powerful Prayers of the Faithful
The first two parts of John Maguire's "A Letter to the Church in Redfern", written in 2003.
An update from our friends in Kelmscott, Western Australia, in their struggle against the Neocats.
The details of the Mass of thanksgiving for the life of Fr Ted Kennedy are reproduced here for those who could not attend the funeral.
A photographic record of the funeral of Fr Ted Kennedy.
The Church Mouse website now includes a weblog - the Church Mouse Journal - to expedite the posting of news of the deteriorating situation at St Vincent's, and to allow readers to post comments.
News - 6/04
Karol Jozef Wojtya, John Paul II, 1920-2005
News - 23/03
SMH article - Bob Bellear, Judge, 1944-2005
Morsels - 18/03
A little bit of paint goes a long way
News - 16/03
SMH article - Holy spies to rate the vicars
- 7/03
News - 2/03
2 articles by Jeremy Hartcher published last year in The Southside News
- No accord on inter-faith service with some kind words from our Cardinal?
- After 30 years doors open on new centre on the new Aboriginal Medical Service centre
Links- 23/02
- Page updated and several new links added
Morsels- 23/02
- Neocats, like many other creatures, are predisposed to marking out what they consider to be their territory
Commentary- 21/02
- John Hill's commentary for the 2nd Sunday of Lent 2005
Morsels- 21/02
- First Aboriginal funerals at St Vincents in almost 3 years
More housekeeping- 17/02
- A few items collected into Our Pastors
- Updated Sharing the Meal
- letter to The Catholic Weekly
General housekeeping- 12/01
- Adeste Fideles moved to letters
- Removed Christmas decorations
Neocat jokes - 12/01
- updated, thanks Anne W
- Esmey's letter to The Catholic Weekly
- some housekeeping


Neocatechumenate testimonial from the Good Shepherd Parish in Kelmscott Perth Western Australia

Although a very different style of parish to that of St Vincent's, the Good Shepherd folk too have had their community turned upside down by the Neocats. Two of the priests involved - Dennis Sudla and the recently ordained Clesio - are or have been involved with both Kelmscott and Redfern.

Never before have we been so deceived and affected as we are since the Neocats arrived secretly and as they say “Little by Little” are trying to convert the parish to their way. From a nice homely parish we now have division, disharmony and discontent.


Call for Neocatechumenate testimonials

The Church Mouse is compiling a dossier on the activities and impact of the Neocatechumenate movement on ordinary Catholics, in particular (but not exclusively) within Australia.

If you have an experience that you would like to share with others affected by this sect, please email the Church Mouse.


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