Mim Buchhorn, an experienced environmental engineer, worked on water management projects in the Newcastle and Hunter regions before embarking on her volunteering journey with Palms Australia in Hatubuilico, Timor Leste (2011-2013). She took the view that “There is nothing quite like sending a person rather than a whole pile of chairs or computers….”
We live in a society in which truth is under threat from ‘alternative facts’ in the ‘post truth world’.
However, if you were to visit the diocesan schools embodying the Dominican tradition and celebrating significant anniversaries this year, I believe your faith in the possibility of truth would be restored.
Added to my ‘to do’ list after listening to Rev Dr James McEvoy speak in Raymond Terrace recently was “Read Gaudium et Spes”. This is one of the documents of the Second Vatican Council, properly titled Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (1965).
“I’ve got this passion for helping people make sense of faith and life and link the two together….Often, the people in the pews are the ones who miss out….to reach everybody, you need to be in the parish.”