Pope Francis’ foremost priority should be top-to-bottom culture change in the Catholic Church, specifically: fostering a spirit of urgency, bringing new talent to all decision-making tables and creating openness to radically new ideas.
When my husband and I were preparing to marry 33 years ago, it was with some trepidation that we had our first meeting with the parish priest Monsignor Tom Horgan.
I love bookshops. I can spend hours in them, wandering from bookshelf to bookshelf picking out titles and turning them over to read the blurb on the back. Often it’s the feel of the paperback or the image on the front cover that forces me to choose it. Buying an e-book and reading it on a Kindle just isn’t the same. It might work for some, but not for me.
There are two categories of people on Twitter – those called “followers” and those called “following”. Is that what discipleship means?
In the darkest days of grief and loss when the risen Lord was no longer physically present to his disciples, they struggled to understand and make sense of all that had happened.
In June I spent two weeks in Rome for the Ad Limina Apostolorum which means Threshold of the Apostles, referring to Saints Peter and Paul, both martyred and interred in Rome.
The Daughters of Charity have a special place in the hearts of many South Australians because of their wonderful work with the homeless at the Hutt St Centre.
‘Let the little children come to me; Do not stop them; For it is to such as these that the Kingdom of God belongs.’
It was interesting reading a recent article in The Sunday Mail regarding Catholic schools and declining enrolments.
A few weeks ago I attended a South Australian Law Reform Institute roundtable consultation session on the South Australian abortion laws.
I had an interesting conversation at the wedding of a friend’s daughter recently. She was marrying a Jewish lawyer from Melbourne and the father of the groom was a lovely soul who was delighted to learn I had spent time on an Israeli kibbutz in my early twenties.