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A Celebration of Love & Friendship

Our cocktail evening on Friday 21 September to celebrate Jo Flynn and Joan Bruton's marriage (held five months earlier on 21 April) was a lovely, warm occasion. Alison was down from Sydney and a 'surprise' colleague from Jo's school days, Maureen Adams, joined us for the celebration. Dinny gave a beautiful prayer of blessing and…
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Why Making a Submission to the Plenary Council Matters

Crushing my cynicism about the ability of the Australian Bishops to listen to the people, I accepted the offer to become a local “animator” in my community.  Now I feel that I am constantly bashing my head against a brick wall – people are proving to be mightily resistant to engaging with the Plenary Council,…
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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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The Grail in Brisbane Explores Spirituality for a New Era

The Grail in Brisbane will be hosting an exciting 2-part series of reflection afternoons during August and September, on contemporary movements in spirituality. Session #1 ~ Reflecting on Contemporary Eco-Spirituality Sunday 5 August, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Janet Galos, drawing on the insights of Elizabeth Johnson, Teilhard de Chardin, Thomas Berry, Denis Edwards and others, will lead…
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