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Parish Life blog: A day off to work on reconciliation

16 Jan 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

The controversy around the Australia Day date is a powerful impetus to ensuring our future as a country needs to be built on reconciliation.


Parish Life blog: Christmas Day

12 Dec 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

The birth, death, Resurrection and second coming of Christ all speak of God’s great love for us.


Parish Life blog: Day of Peace

12 Dec 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

The fact that most people do very little on New Year's Day, may just make it ideal to be a 'Day of Peace'.


Parish Life blog: Feast of the Epiphany

12 Dec 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

The Gospels of Matthew and Mark both bring out the unique importance of Jesus in God's plan. He is the Son of God come among us for the salvation of the world.


Reflections for the Christmas-New Year period

12 Dec 2018

Reflections and prayers to help prepare for Masses over the Christmas-New Year period.


Parish Life blog: Arabic Language Day

11 Dec 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

International Migrants Day and Arabic Language Day, which both occur on 18 December, fit well together. We are reminded that those who are rebuilding lives often struggle with an unfamiliar language.


Parish Life blog: Resource for lay pastoral ministers

29 Nov 2018 | Debra Vermeer

resourceLay pastoral ministry takes many forms and the job description often varies from parish to parish, but a new national resource aims to support and encourage all people engaged in lay pastoral ministry around Australia.


Parish Life blog: Men for others

05 Nov 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

To understand and practice being a 'Man for others' calls for the development of a deeper imagination than our culture commends.


Parish Life blog: Science and war

30 Oct 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

When celebrations are linked they each evoke stories that help us to understand each day better. That is so in the case of World Science Day for Peace and Development (10 November) and Remembrance Day (11 November).


Parish Life blog: Democracy requires journalism

25 Oct 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

photojournalistA just and democratic society requires people who speak truth to power. For that reason, a Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists (2 November) has reasonance for us all.


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