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About Schütz

I am Catholic, married to Cathy, father of Maddy & Mia. Since 2002, I have been the Executive Officer of the Ecumenical & Interfaith Commission of the Archdiocese of Melbourne. I was once a Lutheran pastor, but a "year of grace" and soul-searching led me into the Catholic Church. It was a bumpy ride, but with the support of my (still Lutheran) wife, I was finally confirmed on June 16, 2003.

MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage 2016: Amalgamated Posts of the First Leg

Well, now that we are home, I have been able to upload the final picture galleries for our last few days on the first leg of the MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage. Sean and I caught the 7:50am coach from Bairnsdale early … Continue reading

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Endorsement of the MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage from Bishop Patrick of Sale

I returned to the office this morning to find this waiting in my pigeon hole: A very pleasant surprise. Here is a scan of the pilgrim passport with Bishop Patrick’s seal upon it: We still have plenty of walking to … Continue reading

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MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage 2016: Day Thirteen (End of 1st leg)

For all posts on the MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage and an explanation of the undertaking, click here. Endings are hard. The end of a pilgrimage is, I think, especially hard. John Cooney said to me the other day that he always … Continue reading

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MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage 2016: Day Twelve

For all posts on the MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage and an explanation of the undertaking, click here. Today we farewelled Cowwarr for good, as John Cooney drove us back to Munro for our second to last day of walking on this … Continue reading

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MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage: Day Eleven

For all posts on the MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage and an explanation of the undertaking, click here. I am a day behind in my write-ups of the pilgrimage – I was so tired last night (Thursday night) that I went straight … Continue reading

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MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage 2016: Day Ten

For all posts on the MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage and an explanation of the undertaking, click here. I called my wife Cathy when I got settled into the Macalister Hotel at Maffra this afternoon. She said that she had been following … Continue reading

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MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage 2016: Day Nine (rest day)

For all posts on the MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage and an explanation of the undertaking, click here. And so we are having our ninth day as a rest day at Cowwar. I slept very comfortably last night indeed. I did wake … Continue reading

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MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage 2016: Day Eight

For all posts on the MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage and an explanation of the undertaking, click here. We made a good early start on our eighth day of walking from Fr Bernard’s presbytery in Traralgon, calling in first to the Church to … Continue reading

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MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage 2016: Day Seven

For all posts on the MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage and an explanation of the undertaking, click here.   Day Seven! Astonishing to think that we have been going so long. So tonight we are in Traralgon, staying with Fr Bernard Buckley. … Continue reading

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MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage 2016: Day Six

For all posts on the MacKillop-Woods Way Pilgrimage and an explanation of the undertaking, click here. We arrived at our destination early today, as the Yarragon to Moe part of the pilgrimage is the shortest on this first leg. It measured … Continue reading

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