Father Ted Kennedy
St Vincent's Redfern 1971 - 2002
A compilation of reflections by Community members presented to Ted Kennedy on his retirement as parish priest of the St Vincent's Catholic Church in the inner Sydney suburb of Redfern.
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One of the qualities I most appreciate in Ted is his vigorous disrespect for false authority. He approaches the Word of God expecting good news and he finds it. He interprets the teachings of Jesus unfettered by institutional viewpoints and lifts the mantle of prejudice and orthodoxy to reveal a model for living that is full of life and love and hope.

Ted is a true egalitarian. He expects the Gospels to confirm God's unqualified love for us all, and they do. He expects to find a trace of the divine presence in everyone he meets, and he does. This is what makes Ted such a marvellous and irreplaceable friend: his natural ability to look into another's deep heart's core, expecting something valuable and finding it.

by Judith Salmon


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