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A Laywoman’s Perspective on the Plenary Council So Far

Where are we at now with the Plenary Council 2020 process, set in motion last Pentecost The Listening and Dialogue phase is due to come to an end on Ash Wednesday, 6 March 2019? What can we say about what has happened so far? From my admittedly limited perspective, I can make a few observations.…
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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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Young Women Leadership Training Program in Mozambique

My name is Naome Rusera. I am the oldest of four girls and we were all born in Rwanda. For a family that has relocated many times, the move to Australia is still considered our “biggest” move. In the freezing August of 2006, the six of us arrived in Sydney – a place we grew…
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