Edition: Parish Life Blog

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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Friends are there for you

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 20 June 2021

Cooperatives, which are remembered on 4 July, offer an enticing view of the possibilities that are created when social friendship is taken seriously.

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The two meanings of public service

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 14 June 2021

On 23 June we celebrate the UN-designated Public Service Day, but public service also refers to an attitude that looks toward the good of society.

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Prayer vigil attracts thousands

Jesuit Mission 4 June 2021 PL

More than 3000 people joined a prayer vigil to heal crises in Myanmar and India.

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An unlikely saint

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 3 June 2021

John Bradburne, whose cause for sainthood has been introduced in Zimbabwe, was one of those wild, holy people

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Parish life blog: Suffer the little children

31 May 2021

Love and respect can heal gaping wounds and create new possibilities in human lives. 

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On the right path

24 May 2021

We need to work to ensure that reconciliation is, as the theme for this year's reconciliation says, 'more than a word'.

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Truth-telling and the Plenary Council

3 May 2021

‘Prioritising’ the question of ‘how the Church can… empower First Peoples’ will mean including it among four major issues that the Council must address if it is to have any credibility both within itself and in Australian society as a whole.

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The importance of Mothers Day

28 April 2021

As we approach Mothers Day, to be held on 9 May this year, we are reminded of the many and varied shapes of relationships that make up women's lives.

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