Edition: Parish Life Blog

The gift of listening

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 15 May 2022

As we commemorate World Communications Sunday we need to remember that good communication requires a commitment to listening with our ears and our hearts.

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In praise of courtesy

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 15 May 2022

The word may sound quaint but courtesy itself broadens and deepens our attention the people and world around us.

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Jesus with us

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 15 May 2022

An association with the Jewish feast of God’s giving the Law through Moses makes it clear that the Ascension of Jesus is about presence, not absence.

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Our debt to mothers

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 30 April 2022

As we celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, 8 May, we are encouraged to think more seriously about the importance of women in our families.

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On Anzac Day there is a time for poetry, a time to speak, and a time to keep silent

Sr Patty Fawkner 21 April 2022

Disturbing images and stories ascend from the ashes in Mariupol, Bucha and other cities whose names are now familiar. We are heavy-hearted and disturbed by the horror, the brutalisation, and the overwhelming sorrow of war, writes Good Samaritan Sister Patty Fawkner.

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Greatness of hope

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 30 March 2022

It’s when we experience darkness and despair that the full glory of Easter’s victory of life over death shines the greatest.

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Remembering refugees on Palm Sunday

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 29 March 2022

The story of Palm Sunday speaks to the experience of refugees and is about an extravagant hospitality that trumps all human inhospitality.

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Consecration chooses life

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 21 March 2022

Pope Francis devotes 25 March to the consecration of Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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Imprisoned by the environment – a reflection

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 11 March 2022

The deliberate razing of nature in prison environments is a deep injustice.

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On the quest for harmony

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 11 March 2022

Harmonies are often born from tensions – therefore it's appropriate that the Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and Harmony Day occur on the same day.

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Why we pray for peace

Michael McVeigh 25 February 2022

Prayer is a counter-offensive to violence and horror.

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 18 February 2022

Zero Discrimination Day (1 March) is best commemorated by expanding people’s respect for one another.

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