Category Archives: Events

New Wineskins – Reshaping Our Responses to the Faith Challenges of Today

An event reflection by Judy Brown.  Some months ago, I attended an Adult Education evening at Grovely Parish. The guest speaker was Bishop Bill Morris. His talk was entitled “The Mission has a Church”. Two messages came through to me that both shocked and delighted me, more than just a little. The first was a deepened realisation of the absolute…
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Reflection on Stirring the Waters

Grail member, Elizabeth Lee, reflects on the Australian Catholic Women’s Colloquium held in Adelaide on 22-24 February 2019. Maybe a positive starting point for my reflection on “Stirring the Waters: The Australian Catholic Women’s Colloquium” is not the Colloquium per se but rather our Grail “Celebrating Women” liturgy with which we honoured International Women’s Day…
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Lent 2019 ~ Time for Some Reflection

This year's Lenten program will be exploring the theme - Is Christianity Wild? - exploring the relationship of Christianity to the natural world. Our program will offer participants both spiritual refreshment and inspiration to action. To guide us on this journey, we will have five compelling presenters. Tuesday 12 March ~ Lisa Buxton is a Bundjalung-Yugambeh woman…
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Rosemary Goldie Lecture 2018

On Sunday 9 September, Catalyst for Renewal and The Grail in Australia hosted the 2018 Rosemary Goldie Lecture in Sydney. John Allen Jr., a leading American journalist specialising in Vatican affairs, spoke about Pope Francis' efforts for reform, and the implications for the Australian Church's upcoming Plenary Council. According to Patricia Gemmell,  the lecture was a thoughtful and…
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