Articles by The Swag Editors

Association of Catholic Priests

The US Association of Catholic Priests has produced a proposal for lay pastoral care in priest-less parishes. Experience shows we need personal presence of authorized pastoral ministers, ordained or non-ordained, working in collaboration and within the principle of subsidiarity.


Sevenhill: rich fruits from a small seed

The formidable story of the Jesuits of Sevenhill in South Australia’s Clare Valley is told in a new book which documents their remarkable contribution to religion, spirituality and the wine industry.


NCP: Working For Our Members

The many ways in which the NCP works for its members.


Melbourne NCP Convention

Our recent convention was booked out, and participants from across Australia returned home with a strong sense of being filled with good things.


“Let Our Church Doors Be Open”

Priests from across Australia are steadily registering to participate in our fast approaching NCP National Convention. If you are yet to make a decision to attend – let me help you! You will be warmly welcomed and feel a strong sense of camaraderie and inclusiveness during the four days of the Convention.


Just Process for Catholics under examination by Vatican

A group of Catholics who have been examined by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith have offered a new process for enquiry that would be more just and transparent, and better fit the place of doctrine in the thinking of Pope Francis.


“Let Our Church Doors Be Open”

NCP 2016 CONVENTION: “Let Our Church Doors Be Open”. It’s time to decide, so please consider joining us for the Convention.


The Swag wins Best Print Magazine & Best Front Cover

The Swag won both Best Print Magazine and Best Front Cover (for our Winter 2014 edition) at the Australasian Catholic Press Association Awards for Excellence 2015.


NCP 2016 Convention

After the fresh blasts from the recent Synod and pastoral wide open vision of Pope Francis, we have set about planning the time for exploration and conversation at our own fast approaching July Convention.


The Year of Mercy Logo

The logo and the motto together provide a fitting summary of what the Jubilee Year is all about. The motto Merciful Like the Father (taken from the Gospel of Luke, 6:36) serves as an invitation to follow the merciful example of the Father who asks us not to judge or condemn but to forgive and to give love and forgiveness without measure.


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