Edition: Parish Life Blog

People need people

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 11 August 2022

Social Justice Sunday emphasises the importance of relationships in a world that helps human beings to flourish.

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The gift of difference

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 30 July 2022

The International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief on 22 August reminds us of the need to live up to our Catholic tradition, built on faith in Jesus, that encourages respect and love for others.

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Feast of the Assumption of Mary

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 30 July 2022

The doctrine of Mary’s Assumption into heaven, celebrated on 15 August, reflects the long insistence on the importance of Mary in the Catholic Church.

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The right to shelter

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 27 July 2022

Homelessness Week commemorations remind us stable accommodation is necessary if we are to live fully as human beings with our dignity respected.

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A home when you need it

27 July 2022

Debra Zanella is driven by the need to really make a change to the lives of the most disadvantaged.

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Plenary Council: Your thoughts

Staff 24 July 2022

Australian Catholics welcomes your observations on July’s Plenary Council.

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We are called

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 24 June 2022

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme of ‘Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!’ is a rallying cry for all.

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Rejoice in the coming together

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 24 June 2022

The test of July’s Plenary Council will lie less in its immediate outcomes than in whether it creates a hunger for the participatory leadership of all members of the Church.

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Praying for refugees

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference 8 June 2022

Catholic Refugee Week events will include an online prayer service.

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A world in need of healing

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 8 June 2022

The theme of Refugee Week this year is healing. Refugees need healing themselves and their healing in turn depends on wider healing in the world.

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Words hurt

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 8 June 2022

The inaugural International Day for Countering Hate Speech will be held on 18 June 2022.

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Celebrating Christ’s presence

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 8 June 2022

The Feast of Corpus Christi celebrates Christ’s gift of the Eucharist.

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