20 December 2020
Sense of the Faithful Letter to Delegates
We write as a group of ordinary Catholics committed to the renewal of our church, and to the full recognition of the voices of the laity, priests and religious in our communities in that process. By this letter, we thank you for your willingness to serve on behalf of the People of God. We encourage you to continue on the path of genuine renewal, guided by the Holy Spirit and drawing inspiration from Vatican II and from Pope Francis.
23 November 2020
Waiting for God – Andy Hamilton
In Latin, an advent is an arrival; in the Church year it is a time of waiting. In the early Church it was both.
5 November 2020
Pope Francis’ Fratelli Tutti: On Fraternity and Social Friendship
This study guide offers key points and quotes from each chapter of Fratelli Tutti, along with reflection questions and the two prayers that Pope Francis includes at the end of the encyclical. Published by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, the guide enables individuals and small groups to learn Pope Francis’ teachings and use them to build peace and solidarity in their relationships, community, and world.
Good intentions are not good enough
The absence of women in the language of the Church matters enormously. Invisibility in words equates with invisibility in consciousness and significance, writes Sister Patty Fawkner SGS.
The effects of Corona – the virus not the beer!
While Society seemed to continue on as normal in many ways, the Churches seemed to have lost their role.
13 October 2020
Issues-for-Consideration-at-the-Plenary Council – Fr Terry Kean
The Plenary Council has of course been delayed because of COVID- 19, but the issues have probably only become more urgent. As to how we will regather as a Church, not only in Australia but across the world, is a question that all of us will find very challenging.
7 October 2020
Pope releases apostolic letter on sacred Scripture – Junno Arocho
In an apostolic letter dedicated to Sacred Scripture, Pope Francis said that even today, Christians can learn new things
from the countless translations of the Bible that exist.
Five things to look for in Pope Francis new encyclical Fratelli Tutti – Thomas Reese
Fratelli Tutti (“Brothers all”), the new papal encyclical on fraternity and social friendship, is an important teaching document that must be read by anyone who wants to know where Pope Francis is coming from.
Keep Walking – Gillian Bouros
We have to acknowledge and accept that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost everything in life. But it also has to be admitted that some unexpected changes are for the better.
Sense of the Faithful Reflection on the Working Document – Oct 2020
The Plenary Council process has moved to the critical stage of preparing the documents and agenda for the first assembly, to be held in October 2021. As a result, four individuals have the challenging, indeed daunting, task of preparing the Working Document (or Instrumentum Laboris) for the Council.
2nd October 2020
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