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A Personal View of Six Discernment Papers for the Plenary Council

We are all familiar with Karl Rahner’s statement,  “The Christian of the future will be a mystic or will not exist at all.”  The more I advance on the Plenary Council journey, the more it seems to me that the Church of the future will be synodal or will not exist at all.  This makes…
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New momentum for the Plenary Council?

Just as momentum was ramping up for the Plenary Council 2020, Covid-19 hit, Australia went into lockdown and suddenly life as we knew it stopped.  The Plenary was postponed for a whole year, giving those of us who care a blessed extra year to read, reflect, dialogue about and discern the future of the Catholic Church…
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Pacific News | Landmark Decision From UNHRC Paves Way For Climate Refugees 

Written by Helen Dempster & Kayly Ober In October 2017, New Zealand’s (then) new minister for climate change, James Shaw, announced that the country was considering issuing “an experimental humanitarian visa” category for Pacific Islanders displaced by the effects of climate change. The new scheme would aim to bring around 100 people a year to New…
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