Sydney bishop explains the see-judge-act

In this podcast from the Sydney Archdiocese Re Search program Andy Martin talks to Auxiliary Bishop Danny Meagher about Catholic Social Teaching including the See Judge Act.

Originally from West Wyalong, Bishop Danny practised as a solicitor for three years before entering St Patrick’s Seminary in Sydney.

Later he became the rector of the Good Shepherd Seminary at Homebush in the Sydney Archdiocese.

He was also director of Catechesis for World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney.

He has also been a vocal advocate for the homeless, spending six months in early 2021 working with the homeless and the marginalised in inner Sydney. He said Mass weekly at the Matthew Talbot hostel fur by the Society of St Vincent de Paul and also volunteered to help the homeless at David’s Place and through the homeless support services provided by the Order of Malta.

“I spent a lot of time ministering to the homeless, living at Surry Hills and travelling down to parks around Central where they congregated,” he says. “I also got to know a lot of people living in the housing commission areas. I am attracted to that because I find that by being close to people on the margins, I come much closer to God. I hope to continue that as Bishop.”

As an auxiliary bishop of Sydney since 2021, he has continued to work on social justice issues.

In a two part series with the Catholic Weekly, he explained the essentials of Catholic Social Teaching, including the See Judge Act method (Part 2 starting at 13.50)

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Bishop Danny Meagher (Archdiocese of Sydney)


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