Catholic theologians join call on Adani to invest in solar, not coal IMAGE Church

Catholic theologians join call on Adani to invest in solar, not coal

April 26, 2018 Comments Thea Ormerod

Women Religious and prominent Catholic theologians are among diverse faith leaders who have signed a joint letter asking Mr Gautam Adani to abandon his proposed new coal mine in North Queensland and invest in renewable energy instead.

Embracing Pope Benedict's vision for the future IMAGE Church

Embracing Pope Benedict's vision for the future

April 24, 2018 Britten Thompson

In April of 2008, Pope Benedict XVI issued a challenge to Catholic educators to put the Catholic identity ahead of other matters. Now, ten-years later, not everyone has embraced his vision for the future, 28 higher education programs recognised by the Cardinal Newman Society from their strength in Catholic identity were featured in the 2018-19 edition of The Newman Guide.

Observing Earth Day as a Catholic IMAGE Church

Observing Earth Day as a Catholic

April 21, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

Regarded by many as the birth of the modern environmental movement, Earth Day began 47 years ago, on 22 April, 1970.

Women are upfront and visible IMAGE Church

Women are upfront and visible

April 18, 2018 Tracey Edstein

After five years, Pope Francis continues to surprise. Amongst other notable aspects of his latest Apostolic Exhortation, Gaudete Et Exsultate: On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World, women – saints, writers, witnesses, theologians, known and unknown ‒ are referenced frequently. It could be said that different readers look for different features – but when one belongs to a group that has frequently been marginalised, that’s entirely understandable.

Pope Francis' fervent prayer for those whose bodies have been hurt or exploited IMAGE Church

Pope Francis' fervent prayer for those whose bodies have been hurt or exploited

April 16, 2018 Britten Thompson

“Every offense or wound or violence against the body of our neighbour is an outrage to God the Creator,” Pope Francis said earlier this week.

Priesthood in Australia IMAGE Church

Priesthood in Australia

April 13, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

Catholicism arrived in Australia with the First Fleet in 1788. Since the 1960s around one quarter of the population has identified as practising Catholics.

Papal Chronicles: Pope John Paul I IMAGE Church

Papal Chronicles: Pope John Paul I

April 12, 2018 Britten Thompson

The first Pope to be born in the 20th century is also the Pope who had the shortest reign in papal history. Pope John Paul I served as Pope of the Catholic Church from 26 August, 1978 to 28 September, 1978 - just 33 days.

Pope Francis gives go ahead for 2020 Plenary Council in Australia IMAGE Church

Pope Francis gives go ahead for 2020 Plenary Council in Australia

April 12, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

Pope Francis has given his approval for the Catholic Church to hold the first Plenary Council – the most significant national gathering that can be held – in Australia in more than 80 years.