Parish Life blog
15 February 2017
12 March 2018 |
Join with thousands of others throughout the country as they march in protest at the treatment of asylum seekers and urge the government to show justice and compassion to refugees.
26 February 2018 |
Dr Anne O'Brien
To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, Dr Anne O’Brien says the Church owes the majority of women profound apologies and reparation for their subjugation. If the Church is to survive in the 21st century, it must become a church of inclusion.
18 February 2018 |
Ways to raise money for the aid agency Caritas this Lent are only limited by imagination.
05 February 2018 |
Church puts child abuse victims healing at the centre of Lent.
29 January 2018 |
In early February, as the feast of St Josephine Bakhita is marked, the Church remembers all those who have been trafficked and sold into slavery.
12 November 2017 |
More than four in ten Australian Catholic mass attenders (43%) were born overseas, according to the latest National Church Life Survey results.
05 July 2017 |
Fr Brendan Byrne SJ
In past times the Church cultivated a high image of itself because it believed that that was the best way to preserve its credibility. If that image of the church has been shattered—painful as it has been for all who love the church to accept—that is no bad thing. What will continue to give the Church credibility is its quietly going along the way of service. By Fr Brendan Byrne SJ.
20 March 2017 |
Fr Paul Gardiner SJ passed away last weekend, aged 93. He is best remembered for his pioneering work in support of the canonisation of Australia's first saint, Mary MacKillop.
13 March 2017 |
Fr Eric Hodgens
Before they were known as Christians they were Followers of The Way. Now, after fifteen centuries, the Church is trying to return to walking that way again.
26 February 2017 |
Fr Frank Brennan SJ
Fr Frank Brennan SJ offers a reflection on the future of clericalism in the Catholic Church after the conclusion of the Royal Commission.
21 February 2017 |
The transcript of Parramatta Bishop Vincent Long's testimony at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on Tuesday 21 February.
15 February 2017 |
Fr Gerald O'Collins SJ
Fr Gerald O'Collins SJ says Pope Francis' teaching on the possibility of Holy Communion for Catholics who are divorced and remarried are proper, life-giving developments in Church teaching.