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Philippa Martyr: Lost art of fasting is worth rediscovering

This week I’m changing gears a bit and looking at some other Plenary Council recommendations and interventions. The Plenary Council really tried to engage other...

Philippa Martyr: Projecting sin onto others is not what conversion is

So how else can we be different from the world? How can we bring it salt and light, instead of blending into the secular...

Archbishop Fisher OP calls for a ‘powerhouse of prayer’ to renew...

“Only through prayer can we hear, discern, converse, propose, decide,” said the archbishop at the Mass marking the midpoint of the Plenary Council's first assembly.

Plenary: return the Church to Jesus and Jesus to the Church

On 21 November 1964, the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, known to most of us as Lumen Gentium, was officially promulgated as one of...

Prelates set out key principles, questions for Plenary deliberations

Raising the Church in Australia to address the crisis of vocations – whether to marriage, religious life or priesthood – is a vital task...

Plenary 2021: The way ahead is to be our best –...

In Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Reg, a member of the People’s Liberation Front of Judea, asks rhetorically, ‘What have the Romans ever done...

Dr Philippa Martyr: One question the Plenary should ask

Last week I was musing about how beige Catholicism has almost smothered us to death in Australia. Certainly, it’s hard to find evidence of...

Dr Philippa Martyr: Beige Catholicism emptied our churches

One of my recent articles - on being a liturgical nomad - made it to the Catholic Weekly Facebook page, where it caused a...

The Harvest, the Eucharist, the Laity and the Missing

The Catholic Weekly speaks to three members preparing for the upcoming Plenary Council.

Nigel Zimmermann: The challenges of the Plenary

In the leadup to an historic moment, it’s important to think about what’s flourishing in the Church In this first of three reflections on the...
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