Seventy people from across the country – including a dozen bishops – will serve on the six Discernment and Writing Groups that will help the Plenary Council build towards its first session in October 2020.
Three religious leaders and three lay people were arrested on Thursday 5 September, at the site of Adani’s proposed Coal Mine in Central Queensland. Reverend Alex Sangster, Dharmacari Tejopala and Dharmacari Aryadharma refused a move on order by police, along with Christians, Mark Delaney, James Thom and Angela Merriam.
Pope Francis has labelled prostitution a ‘disgusting vice’ that reduces vulnerable women to tortured slaves who are at the mercy of their clients.
The private member’s bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW hardly comes as a surprise, but it has been introduced into the Legislative Assembly very quickly since it was announced last week.
St Ignatius was born in 1491 in northern Spain. In 1521 he was wounded in a battle with the French. While recuperating, Ignatius Loyola experienced a conversion. Reading the lives of Jesus and the saints made Ignatius happy and awakened desires in him to do great things. Ignatius realised these feelings were clues to God’s direction for him.
This is the final theme for discernment for the first session of the Plenary Council in October 2020.