Tag Archives: Plenary Council

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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