Catholic Religious Australia is launching a series of online conversations to explore the 2020 Church governance review report, The Light from the Southern Cross.
The Light from the Southern Cross: Promoting Co-Responsible Governance in the Catholic Church in Australia report, published in August 2020, has been commended as an important and substantial contribution to the life and mission of the Church in Australia, and a roadmap for the future of the Church.
CRA president Br Peter Carroll FMS said, “The report is a valuable resource and in light of the Plenary Council, the timing is right for the People of God to reflect on the themes in the report and discern what those themes mean to them.”
Anne Walker, CRA’s national executive director, said the online conversation is an “opportunity for reflective engagement with the document”.
“It opens the way for questions such as, who are you called to be in the Church at this time? What are the possibilities for growth within the Church? What gifts do you bring?” Ms Walker said.
Three key themes from the report have been selected for the online events: Mission and Church; Co-responsibility; and Accountability and Synodality.
The first conversation on Mission and Church will be held online on Wednesday, July 7, 9am-2pm. The speakers are Richard Lennan, John Warhurst and Sr Melissa Dwyer FDDC.