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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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New book offers insights into the Pell proceedings

19 April 2021

Connor Court Publishing has just released a new book, Observations on The Pell Proceedings, bringing together Fr Frank Brennan’s valuable insights into the legal issues and religious practices that became central to understanding the trial and eventual acquittal of Cardinal George Pell.

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The flowering of a mission

15 April 2021

In one of his last interviews before his death at Sacred Heart Residence, Lavender Bay on 7 April 2021, Fr Phil Crotty SJ, spoke about his 70-year involvement with the Jesuit mission in Hazaribag, India.

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The shape of our relationships

12 March 2021

It is when we look outwards to others and recognise how much we depend on others and our world that supports us that we are the happiest.

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The courage to pay attention

11 March 2021

This month we remember two Salvadorean martyrs for their depth of commitment to people who were disadvantaged, their steadfastness in companioning them, and their courage.

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Parish Life blog: Worth A Second Chance

4 March 2021

Young people are worth a second chance. With accompaniment and support they can connect with society.

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