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Parish Life blog: The value of compassion

06 Aug 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

family shadows against a wallThe Pope’s message this Migrant and Refugee Week is built around four words – welcome, protect, promote and integrate.


Parish Life blog: Economics and politics for families

01 Aug 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

Economics and politics give us much to pray about and many people to pray for.


Parish Life blog: The choice between light and dark

25 Jul 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

Sunshine through the cloudsThe contrast between the light that brings life and the light that brought death has haunted Christian reflection on Hiroshima.


Parish Life blog: Like sheep without a shepherd

17 Jul 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

People are time-poor in a world where time ought to be more richly at our disposal.


Parish Life blog: Lessons from the Spanish Flu

11 Jul 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

The 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic teaches us about relationships, with each other and God, as much as it does about medical interventions.


Parish Life blog: NAIDOC Week is time to reflect

04 Jul 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

naidoc week logoThis year's theme for NAIDOC Week is 'Because of her, we can' and points to the central role played by women in the nurturing of Indigenous culture.


Parish Life blog: The feeling of consolation

20 Jun 2018 | Brendan Nicholl

Examples of consolation are often found moments that elicit the emotions of happiness, joy, love, peace and humility.


Parish Life blog: Celebrating 25 years

20 Jun 2018 | Michael McVeigh

cupcakes with a 2 and 5 candle-ShutterstockMake sure your parish doesn’t miss out on the next edition of Australian Catholics. It’s going to be a special one. 


Parish Life blog: World Refugee Week

12 Jun 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

Refugee Week logoThis week is Refugee Week and we are invited to raise our eyes from our own walled-in world to look down through God's eyes on the world in which we live.


Parish Life blog: Truth matters

06 Jun 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

hand on keyboardWe need to be able to trust what others say because trust is essential to the wellbeing of ourselves and society. If there is no truth in the thing we say and do, there can be no trust.


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