Edition: Parish Life Blog

Humanity at the heart of Christmas

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 3 December 2021

The journeys of the Holy Family at the centre of the Christmas story fit well with the theme of two UN observances that occur in late December.

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Archdiocese leaps into digital world

26 November 2021

The Archdiocese of Brisbane is pioneering an online parish to engage the thousands of Catholics who practise their faith through a digital format.

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A feast of anniversaries

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 11 November 2021

This year the Feast of Christ the King coincides with a number of important anniversaries, including World Youth Day.

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Mixed messages

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 5 November 2021

In November we celebrate the feasts of two young Jesuit saints: the Belgian John Berchmans and the Polish Stanislaus Kostka

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Grace of God’s love

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 21 October 2021

It is almost appropriate that a day dedicated to the great disruptor Martin Luther occurs before All Saints Day.

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Change of heart

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 8 October 2021

A culture of disarmament begins with ourselves, and with how the world values human beings.

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The work of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia

Staff 29 September 2021

The journey to the Plenary Council has been long (and made longer by the coronavirus pandemic), nor will it not end with the First General Assembly. 

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A healthy habitat

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 29 September 2021

Two commemorative days – one saintly and one secular ­– share more than a common anniversary date.

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The Plenary Council

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 27 September 2021

Those who gather throughout Australia to consider what ‘God is asking of us in Australia at this time’ will be listening for the voice of the Holy Spirit.

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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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