Edition: Parish Life Blog

The gift of migrants

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 17 September 2021

On Sunday 26 September we commemorate World Migrant and Refugee Sunday, and celebrate the contributions of all new settlers, while never forgetting our First Nations peoples.

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In praise of peace

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 10 September 2021

A commitment to peace requires us to look beyond our own interests to the good of all.

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Stressing the need to speak out

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 3 September 2021

Suicide is an event whose effects reach out through a large network of relationships.

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Liturgy Notes for Child Protection Sunday

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 3 September 2021

Child Protection Sunday on 12 September concludes Child Protection Week. The day invites us to ensure that the relationships within our Church express respect for children.

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Challenge for Season of Creation 2021

Sue Martin 30 August 2021

Our challenge for the Season of Creation 2021 is to truly listen to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.

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Stamping out slavery

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 13 August 2021

Exploitation of people happens when we see others as ‘strangers’.

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The value of humanitarians

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 6 August 2021

In a just world humanitarian would be another name for being human.

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Lessons from Jesuit history

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 30 July 2021

What and who matter to us so much that we would live happily in insecurity?

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The continuing adventure

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 16 July 2021

The story of St Ignatius continued after the foundation of the Society of Jesus until his death, and then his life with Christ.

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Parish life blog: St Benedict

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 2 July 2021

The interest of St Benedict's Rule for modern readers lies in the encouragement it gives for navigating calmly through turbulent waters.

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Parish Life blog: Heal Country

NATSICC 28 June 2021

Among the resources provided by the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Sunday on 4 July 2021 are some homily notes that discuss the First Nations peoples commitment, love, care and respect for ‘country’.

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A sharp challenge

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 28 June 2021

NAIDOC Week provides an opportunity for all Australians to join in celebrating the culture and aspirations and hopes of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders.

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