Acclaimed Australian spiritual author, retreat master and scholar, Fr Michael Casey OCSO, gave one of the major addresses at the Carmelites’ General Chapter in Rome, reflecting on the theme of the Chapter, in terms of Tradition, Challenge and Witness.
Forty Religious gathered at Mary MacKillop Place in North Sydney recently, for CRA’s professional development seminar, a day intended to provide enrichment and inspiration for leaders, with four speakers covering various areas of expertise.
Much of what Pope Francis has written and said during his Pontificate is related to the Church’s mission. It’s captured in his image of the Church as a “field hospital” and his insistence that we should be on the peripheries and of genuine service to those in need – physical, emotional and spiritual, writes CRA President, Brother Peter Carroll FMS.
It’s said that Australia, more than any other nation, loves and uses acronyms. I’m not sure about the absolute accuracy of that sentiment, but recent events have highlighted that there’s some truth in it – certainly for the Church, writes Catholic Religious Australia President Br Peter Carroll FMS.
The Catholic Church in Australia observed Child Protection Sunday on September 8 as a sign of its strong ongoing commitment to ensuring Church communities are safe places for everyone. The resources for the day included ‘A Prayer for Stronger Communities’.