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  • Plenary Feedback: Sr Cecilia Joseph OP
    by Guest Contributor on May 21, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Feedback from Sydney Auxiliary Bishop Richard Umbers on the Plenary Council's working document, 'Towards the Second Assembly' The post Plenary Feedback: Sr Cecilia Joseph OP appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • The woman who confounds both left and right
    by Guest Contributor on May 21, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    By Lois M Collins Elizabeth Bruenig makes no apologies. Not for her progressive politics, not for her Catholic faith and certainly not for having children at an age some of the left intelligentsia find unfashionable. Last year, for Mother’s Day, she penned an essay exploring the challenges and rewards of parenting as a millennial. The The post The woman who confounds both left and right appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Synodality means putting the Church first
    by Fr Josh Miechels on May 21, 2022 at 8:00 am

    What does synodality actually mean? Look to authentic liturgical life for answers, writes Fr Josh Miechels The post Synodality means putting the Church first appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • What is a ‘listening Church’ and when will it listen to me?
    by Guest Contributor on May 20, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    When we talk about 'synodality', we often hear the phrase 'a listening Church'. But who's talking, and who's listening? The post What is a ‘listening Church’ and when will it listen to me? appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Philippa Martyr: All in the name of governance
    by Philippa Martyr on May 20, 2022 at 11:00 am

    The Plenary Council delegates and writers have shown a touching faith in the power of corporate governance to save the Church in Australia. They seem to believe that supervision and codes of conduct will prevent abuses of power. But what if these things become a way of abusing power instead? I’ve worked in corporate and The post Philippa Martyr: All in the name of governance appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • When the journey home completes the circle
    by Hayden Ramsay on May 20, 2022 at 12:30 am

    I’m heading overseas next week. This will be my first visit to family and native land for some time, and a chance too to reconnect with central European life and culture. A huge number of us come from somewhere else. I’m an Australian citizen but I’m Scottish and British and proud of it, as others The post When the journey home completes the circle appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Announcing Christ in the World
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on May 20, 2022 at 12:30 am

    Every Thursday morning during semester time at the University of New South Wales, Adriel Moniz helps to load up a trolley with fellow Fraternas Karina Bohórquez, other members of the Catholic chaplaincy team and students. They push it to the front of the concrete tower that is the campus library. There she serves hot drinks The post Announcing Christ in the World appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Plenary Feedback: Francine Pirola
    by Guest Contributor on May 19, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Feedback from Francine Pirola, co-director of the Marriage Resource Centre, on the Plenary Council's working document The post Plenary Feedback: Francine Pirola appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Liverpool rolls out welcome mat to all through Alpha
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on May 19, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Who is Jesus? That was the question posed to the dozens of people who gathered for Alpha at All Saint’s Parish, Liverpool, last Friday night. Leaving their dripping umbrellas in tubs in the foyer of the parish hall, people entered to a warm welcome by the hospitality team and a simple home-made dinner of tacos. The post Liverpool rolls out welcome mat to all through Alpha appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Theology for Parents
    by Guest Contributor on May 19, 2022 at 7:11 am

    By Francis Etheredge ‘In sermons and talks, use simple language and a homely conversational style to explain each particular point” [and, as] “far as you can, give plenty of examples’ (an excerpt from St. Vincent Ferrer, 1350-1419, On the Spiritual Life). The advice of St. Dorotheus (c. 505 – c. 565), an Abbot in the The post Theology for Parents appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.