The logo for the Year of Mercy is worth looking at closely. Unlike many logos, it is full of meaning and significance. It was designed by the Jesuit artist and theologian Marko Rupnik, whose mosaic art adorns and instructs in many major churches and shrines in Europe, writes Bishop Michael McKenna.
The prayer of Pope Francis for the Jubilee of Mercy is material enough for a week’s retreat and some. It is laden with images that are surely bound to provoke conversation on the Christian life in today’s world and to give rise to many prayerful reflections in quiet moments, writes Bishop Christopher Saunders.
At the annual Australasian Catholic Press Association conference, held last week in the Kimberleys, Broome's Bishop Christopher Saunders reflected on the gift of Pope Francis to the Church, and the great scourge Australia still faces.