This is ARCHBISHOP JOHN BATHERSBY'S 2007 ADVENT pastoral letter.
If each and every Catholic could influence the life of only one person for the better in 2008 we will have achieved much.

May Mary, mother of Jesus, who followed and supported her son's ministry in Palestine also inspire us by her example, as she walks beside us in the Archdiocese of Brisbane, and assists us by her prayers.

May God bless you all. (Portion only)
The Catholic Leader 9
December 2007


* What we have here is a dead woman (Mary) who walks beside peoples in an earthly cathedral. We also (going by this writing of Mr. Bathersby) have a dead woman (saint) who prays for dead religious peoples (Roman Catholics) on

I have read about Jesus walking in the midst of his churches but Jesus is God and Mary was and is,, ,and always will be a created being, who was born a sinner from the womb of a sinful woman, for all have sinned and were born in sin........1 John 1:10.

● Bible Ref/ Revelation 2:1, Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6, Psalm 51:5,1 Timothy 4:1-5.

● Sinner saved by grace through faith in 'the' faith. St Paul Marshall Sheehan (canonised by Mashiah) 1 Corinthians 14:33, Galatians 1:10



P.S....And to think that the AOG Church are joyfully joining with the Roman Catholic (System) church.