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.
Early in June we celebrated the feast of Pentecost, often referred to as the ‘birthday of the Church’, when Peter and the other apostles presented the Good News of Christ to the Jerusalem crowds who heard them speaking in their own language. So we could say that, right from the beginning, the character of the Church has been multicultural!
The time of Pentecost is upon us. ‘Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and enkindle within us the fire of your divine love’. It is a good word enkindle. It means to set something alight, to create a new reality, to produce light and warmth.
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I always remember my mum saying how happy she was when Dad took us kids off to the footy on a Saturday afternoon. I’d feel a bit guilty about her being left on her own while we cheered on our beloved Blues from the Unley Oval mound, ate Polly Waffles at half time, and enjoyed a ‘raspberry’ at the Avoca Hotel after a win.
Our Church is currently still basking in the surge of newness of life and purpose ushered in with the celebration of Easter.