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Australian Sacre Coeur Association Forum

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

Church without frontiers, Mother to all. Joe Gretch Memorial Colloquium

Two Decades of Caring for Migrants & Refugees

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

Mission & Justice from Ad Gentes to Evangelii Gaudium

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.

Women’s Participation in the Church

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

Migrant & Refugee Sunday

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.