Peter kennedy

In early 2009, Michele was commissioned by publisher One Day Hill, to do a series of interviews and personal profiles for the book, Peter Kennedy The Man Who Threatened Rome, which she co-authored with The Age journalist and author, Martin Flanagan.peter-kennedy2


It is the story of the St Mary’s Catholic Church community in Brisbane, whose priest, Father Peter Kennedy, was sacked in 2009 by his Archbishop for contravening aspects of Catholic doctrine. While much of the media focused on the stoush between a priest and a bishop, Michele wrote about this vibrant community: its members, their journey, their achievements, and their personal commitments.