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
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
The Plenary Council can and should be about our transformation and the dawning awareness that we are first and foremost a community of faith-filled people trying to follow Jesus of Nazareth. Catholic laity don’t have to wait for anyone, priest or bishop or lay leader, to invite them to the table of Listening and Dialogue…Read more
The Plenary Council is not what the Bishops will do in October 2020 and beyond. It is about what we, the people, have been doing and will continue to do through communal listening, dialogue and discernment.