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James McEvoy


James McEvoy

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Communal discernment a way forward

The first general assembly of the Plenary Council, meeting October 3-10, was an extraordinary experience. About 300 members of the Catholic community in Australia engaged in a process of communal discernment involving people from almost every sphere of Church life including laity, deacons, bishops and priests.

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Assembly with a difference

For decades now, diocesan assemblies have been part of the repertoire of the Archdiocese of Adelaide, yet there’s something strikingly new about the 2021 Diocesan Assembly.


Faith in a time of crisis

The spread of the COVID-19 virus has created a situation of crisis in Australia and around the globe. Many countries are suffering from an exponential rate of infection with extraordinarily high numbers of deaths, affecting especially the sick and the frail elderly. This is a public health emergency of a scale we have not previously known. It is also an event of great personal tragedy for the gravely ill and their families, and for the bereaved.


Fostering love of the natural world

The final book of beloved scholar, priest and theologian Denis Edwards, who died unexpectedly on March 5 2019, was launched in Adelaide last month. Friend and colleague FR JAMES MCEVOY spoke at the launch and wrote this review for The Southern Cross.