CathBlog July 11: Church as builder of bridges

10 Jul 2013

When Pope Francis recently spoke about the Church needing to be a ‘builder of bridges, not of walls’, Judith Lynch was reminded of Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant, whose walls around his garden needed to be toppled before light and life could return into it. 


CathBlog July 12: On the road to Rio

10 Jul 2013

On the eve of setting off for Peru, Iguazu and World Youth Day in Rio with 250 young pilgrims from the Diocese of Parramatta, Sr Louise McKeogh reflects on freedom, courage, overcoming poverty and change.



Blogwatch 8 July: Jean Vanier honoured

07 Jul 2013
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L'Arche founder Jean Vanier yesterday received the 2013 Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award, writes Holy Irritant Tony Robertson. On Sunday July 7 the village of Trosly-Breuil hosted an International event that saw its famed


Blog July 5: No such thing as the Catholic Vote

04 Jul 2013

The elusive concept of “the Catholic Vote” frequently makes an appearance during elections and this year’s Australian Federal election will be no different, writes Archbishop Mark Coleridge on the ACBC’s own Media Blog.


CathBlog July 4: Love at the Threshold of Hope

03 Jul 2013

‘The hospice makes one understand that dying means living before death,’ Pope John Paul II once reflected, writes Gabrielle Mc Mullen. Such a place, he said, becomes ‘a threshold of hope which leads beyond suffering and death’.


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