The season of Easter that we have been experiencing for several weeks is known in Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) terms as a time of Mystagogy – a time for post-baptismal catechesis.
In the years since I have been in Adelaide, the May Marian Procession has been held three times. Three different experiences; three prayerful experiences.
In much of the secularised world, we live in a climate that is somewhat anti-ecclesial and anti-clerical. It’s quite fashionable today to bash the churches, be they Roman Catholic, Protestant, or Evangelical.
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council expresses our support for a constitutionally enshrined Indigenous Voice to Parliament.
Congratulations goes to the Diocese, the Events team and those who contributed to making this year’s Marian Procession a most successful ceremony
St Joseph, the patron of the universal Church, was many things. In particular, he was a dreamer. God’s plan for him was revealed in dreams. God sustained him in his mission through his dreams.
Last year I wrote an article for The Southern Cross that likened synodality to a family road trip. These days, I’m thinking about synodality more like a caravan of several families on a road trip together.
People experiencing homelessness, the rental affordability crisis and increasing the JobSeeker payment are all topics gaining attention in the political arena at the moment, but as we know they are never going to be the platforms on which parties win or lose an election.
‘Catholic identity is intimately linked to the faith of Israel...Jesus was Jewish and our Christian tradition grew from within First Century CE Judaism.’
According to Luke’s Gospel, it is immediately after her conversation with the Angel Gabriel that Mary sets off ‘with haste’ to visit her kinswoman Elizabeth in the hill country of Judaea. The beautiful image chosen for this year’s Marian Procession features the encounter between the two women – the older woman heavily pregnant and the younger still in the earliest stages of pregnancy.
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