Tom, a Redfern original (in most senses of the word), came from Mittagong for Mass today. He totally eclipsed Fr D’s enervated Neocat homily with an impassioned reflection on the practical theology of embracing the outcast that Ted Kennedy practiced and instilled in others. He was thanked with a hearty round of applause.
After Mass he urged the congregation to follow the example of Jesus and Ted and speak out and be critical of those who would lead us down the wrong road.
PS The writing was back on the wall after Mass.