Australian Catholic Masses enabled by the state

Mass was not legally celebrated again in the colony until Fathers John Joseph Therry and Philip Connolly, chaplains appointed by the Government in London, arrived in 1820.

My two cents

This is interesting. It’s nice to see the opposite of a humanistic/secular government, but it’s a shame this happened a long time ago rather than now. By the same token, I find it interesting how celebrating mass was apparently not legal. I don’t think that was a good idea. That was probably more sectarian than anything.


Dixon, R. (2005). The Catholic Community in Australia. Openbook Publishers, Adelaide


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