Gerald Arbuckle’s latest book is a useful tool for those engaged in discerning a way forward for the Catholic church in the light of the Plenary Council. It resonates with the key themes that have emerged in the six recently published Discernment Papers (on the Plenary Council website). More than that, it clarifies what must…Read more
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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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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