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January 2022

My courteous Lord
Courtesy is often found wanting in the many exchanges we make in the marketplace of our society, be it in politics, sport, the media or the general to-and-fro that arises when we attempt to live in community.
"Synodality means taking the risk of surprise"
An exclusive interview with the woman theologian (Agnès Desmazières) who is helping coordinate the synodal process.
 
What does it mean to be Catholic?

In a series of virtual lectures entitled “The Catholic Contribution”, Professor John Haldane, one of the world’s pre-eminent thinkers in moral philosophy and education, will explore the development of Roman Catholicism and its contribution culturally, historically and philosophically to the understanding of human nature. On Thursday he delivered his introductory lecture and explained what it means to believe in ‘one, holy, catholic and apostolic church’. Click the play button below and catch up on the first lecture.
 

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Catholic leaders publish report on Church governance

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Catholic Religious Australia have recently published an “important and substantial” document on the review of diocesan and parish governance and management in Australia.
The review was recommended by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
The Church’s Implementation Advisory Group (IAG) oversaw the development of the report, The Light from the Southern Cross: Promoting Co-responsible Governance in the Catholic Church in Australia. The IAG engaged the Governance Review Project Team (GRPT) to research and study Church governance and to prepare the 208-page report, which includes 86 recommendations.
“The Light from the Southern Cross makes an important and substantial contribution to the life and mission of the Church in Australia, and the bishops and leaders of religious institutes thank those responsible for its preparation and delivery,” Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge said.