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Boy from Limerick keeps his eye on the big picture

Hallett Cove parishioner Kevin Liston is passionate about the role of lay Catholics and their everyday lives in shaping the future of the Church in Australia. In 2019 he started a series of forums inviting people to come and talk about their spirituality, how it developed and where it came from.


Striving for perfection in the footsteps of St Francis

King Louis IX, Dante Alighieri, Thomas More and Louis Pasteur are just a few of the many famous people who have been secular Franciscans. So where did this order of lay people originate and what is its presence in Adelaide today? Warren Featherstone OFS outlines the history of the order in its 800th anniversary year.


In communion with Christ of the Cross

In his homily at the funeral Mass, BISHOP GREG O’KELLY SJ highlighted Archbishop Wilson’s deep faith, his love for the Church, his ability to forgive, his pastoral help towards individuals and his desire to strengthen the protection of children and the vulnerable in Church institutions.

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A life of surprises

ARCHBISHOP MARK COLERIDGE, president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Archbishop of Brisbane, looks beneath the public persona of Archbishop Wilson in this frank and powerful tribute.