Real learnings from the Plenary Council assemblies and processes  – an ordinary Catholic’s perspective 

Terry Fewtrell, Concerned Catholics Canberra Goulburn, writes about the Plenary Council.

The Defence Strategic Review: Will it question the China phobia that currently holds sway?

Joseph Camilleri is Emeritus Professor at La Trobe University in Melbourne, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, President of Conversation at the Crossroads and member of Pax Christi, Victoria. This article first appeared in Pearls and Irritations September 10, 2022.

The Pope and the praying menace

Most Catholics seem to be more embarrassed to talk to people about their “prayer life” than they are about their sex life...and that’s a big problem reflects Robert Mickens in La Croix International Sept 9, 2022: 

Effective celebrations of the Word 

John Ford, Sydney priest, reflects on ways to effectively celebrate the Liturgy of the Word with simplicity. He was inspired by the article in the Spring edition of The Swag by Bishop Cullinane, A suggestion for the Liturgy of the Word.

A journey from Archbishop Daniel Mannix’s legacy to mayhem

Mary Monagle from Carlton, Victoria advocates on behalf of survivors of sexual abuse.