One of the best things about my job is getting out to meet with people of all different ages and backgrounds, and to hear their more-often-than-not incredible stories.
Every year on Good Friday large numbers of Catholics gather in groups to remember the Passion of Christ by praying the Stations of the Cross.
Centacare Catholic Family Services deputy director and Chancellor of the Archdiocese, PAULINE CONNELLY was one of the guest speakers featured in St Ignatius parish’s Lenten forums. She spoke passionately about the role of the laity in the Church in Australia and her hopes for the future.
Pope Francis has asked us to look at life issues in a holistic way, as a total perspective. It comes out of Our Lord’s words: ‘I have come that you may have life and have it to the full’. Pope Francis says that the Christian attitude to life must embrace everything from conception to natural death. And so it covers actions like abortion; it covers actions like capital punishment. It’s odd to be opposed to abortion and yet support capital punishment; there’s a contradiction there.