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Precisely which Church? A response to the Plenary Discernment papers

Going down this path would mean the Plenary Council risking creating an additional enormous layer of Church bureaucracy

Fr Josh Miechels: good ideas and a few howlers in Plenary...

These are the questions all of us - lay, consecrated and clergy - have the task to answer in a life of missionary holiness.

Aussie priests take people to the Blessed Sacrament

I wonder now if all the themes raised for the 2020 Plenary will have any relevance post-Coronavirus?

Plenary 2020: the creeping clericalisation of the laity

The commitment of lay persons is politicised when the laity is absorbed by the exercise of power within the Church.  That happens when the Church is not seen in terms of the mystery of grace that characterises her, but rather in sociological or even political terms.

Philippa Martyr: Secret wildfire of Adoration

Parish churches are recapturing a sense of the sacred We’re currently looking at things that might help the moribund and rapidly shrinking Catholic Church in...

Sanctity: the unspoken question for Plenary 2020

Each of us, individually, is called to strive to live a life of service to God in the circumstances in which we find ourselves and the unique purpose He calls us to fulfil.

The indispensable role of the priest

The nature of the Catholic priesthood can only be understood in reference to Christ, for the priesthood is ‘a derivation, a specific participation in and continuation of Christ Himself, the one High Priest of the new and eternal Covenant.

Plenary 2020: The Faith Formation Lacuna – Part 2

Many areas in the life of the Church in Australia manifest a serious lacuna in the formation of adult Catholics, not the least of which is in the area of the lay apostolate.

The Faith Formation Lacuna: Missionary Disciples and the RCIA

Feedback from Plenary 2020 consultations across the nation reveals a widespread call from the faithful for ‘adult faith formation’.

Plenary 2020 and holiness: Hear the plea of the young

Australian youth want holiness ffrom the Church. On this issue, the Plenary needs to deliver.
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