I’m pleased to be invited to address the Australian Sacre Coeur Association’s 2015 Forum on 18 October. The theme of the forum is Mater Admirabilis: Interiority and Action Reconciled, the Other-Centredness of Mary. The title refers to a depiction of Mary which is much-loved among the Religious of the Sacred Heart and those who have studied in their many educational institutions. During my involvement with the Society of the Sacred Heart as the Province Director of Mission for the Australia New Zealand Province, I’ve come to see Mater as a model of contemplative leadership. Contemplation is not at odds with… Read More »Australian Sacre Coeur Association Forum
I’m pleased to be helping the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office to celebrate twenty years of caring for migrants and refugees in Australia. The Bishop Joe Grech Memorial Colloquium will take place in Melbourne on 27 August 2015. Some great international and local speakers are lined up, and I’ll be in the chair. Find out more here
If you haven’t registered for my workshop at the Mission One Heart Many Voices 2015 conference, you are too late! The workshop is full and I’m looking forward to working with the group to review teachings on the place of justice in the mission of the Church over the last 50 years, and to create tools together for sharing this dimension of mission.
I’m pleased to be assisting Catholic Social Services Victoria in a three-part formation for mission program for leaders in their member organisations. I’ll be presenting the second seminar addressing services reflecting mission on 22 April 2015. Noel Connolly and Joe Caddy are presenting the first and third seminars. More details are available here.
Catholic Health Australia’s Effective Governance & Leadership for Mission conference is taking place 30 – 31 March 2015 at the Crown Plaza Coogee Beach. I’ll be on a panel looking at a case study on keeping our culture faithful to the vision. Watch this space for the conference paper. More information on the conference is available from Deborah Reynolds email@example.com Here are the text of my panel input and an infographic summing up the five insights from Catholic Social Teaching that I highlighted.
I was pleased to be invited by the Canberra Goulburn Archdiocesan Commission for Women to reflect with them on progress in the participation of women in the Catholic Church in Australia. After five years of research, the report Woman and Man: One in Christ Jesus was published in 1999. I was a member of the Research Management Group and a co-author of the report. There has been progress since the research was published, but much more is needed to promote the equal dignity of women and men within the Church and in society. Watch these presentations and let me know… Read More »Women’s Participation in the Church
4 – 6 pm 25 July at Villa Nova College, Brisbane. It was an honor to be invited by friends in the Augustinian family to deliver this lecture. Here is the presentation that I spoke to. Maybe it is a bit cryptic on its own – I wasn’t organised enough to make an audio recording.
I was happy to be invited by the Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office to contribute a reflection to the Migrant & Refugee Sunday kit for 2014. It contains lots of other great resources that you can use personally or in a group. Did you know that the Catholic Church has been observing the World Day of Migrant and Refugees for 100 years? Find out more here.
I’m pleased to be speaking at the Sydney Catholic Education Office’s Identity and Mission Conference on 24 June. My topic is On Earth As It Is In Heaven: A Catholic Vision of Social Relations. I’ll be encouraging educators to delve more deeply into the rich and sophisticated tradition of Catholic Social Teaching. The presentation slides are available here.
Building Bridges collects the Social Justice Sunday Statements of the Australian Catholic Bishops 1988 – 2014. It is a beautifully produced book with an excellent index for easy reference – and I wrote an introduction. Orders can be placed with the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council.