TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Something is dying, something is being born IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Something is dying, something is being born

June 19, 2018 Teresa Brierley

This week, I am scribing my message earlier than usual because I am up north for the weekend helping one of our daughters to prepare for the birth of her next child. I will be occupied with living in the present in order to assist in preparing her, her family and all of us for this new reality. In writings around rites of passage, this is called the liminal space, the space of being ‘not there yet’. It is a time of anticipation but also a time of fear and wondering, for what may or may not eventuate, a time of unknowing and yet a time of trusting. In these liminal spaces, we really do need each other because we face the unknown.

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: Presentation of Proposed New School at Medowie IMAGE Opinion & Comment

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: Presentation of Proposed New School at Medowie

June 18, 2018 Dr Michael Slattery

Last week saw the presentation to the CBGA (Catholic Block Grant Authority) of the proposed new school, Catherine McAuley Catholic College at Medowie​.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: faith, community and relationships IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: faith, community and relationships

June 12, 2018 Teresa Brierley

Well, here I am again, at my desk after a holiday break of a few weeks. Thanks to Louise Gannon, Helene O’Neill and John Donnelly who shared with you their wise words and thoughts while I was away.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: a Church for our grandchildren IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: a Church for our grandchildren

June 04, 2018 John Donnelly

Recently our family experienced the baptism of three children in a Catholic Church. These children were siblings of a family who, for various reasons, had decided to celebrate once rather than three times. The parish was able to accommodate this request exclusively on a Sunday afternoon after they had been introduced to the worshipping community the week before.

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: Funding of Catholic schools IMAGE Opinion & Comment

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: Funding of Catholic schools

June 04, 2018 Dr Michael Slattery

It is imperative that the Catholic education sector be engaged with the National Government and Mr Birmingham in the decision making process around the Gonski 2.0 Funding Package.

“I know, you’re not my friend, you’re my mum.” IMAGE Aurora

“I know, you’re not my friend, you’re my mum.”

June 02, 2018 Comments Cath Garrett-Jones

I remember seeing a scene in a movie some time ago where one of the characters, a mother, said to a group of teenage girls as she was serving them mocktails, “I’m a cool mum.” She was telling them the drinks didn’t contain alcohol, but if they wanted to drink, she preferred they did it in the house.

Hope comes with a better-than-written guarantee IMAGE Aurora

Hope comes with a better-than-written guarantee

June 02, 2018 Comments Michael O’Connor

Adam and Eve were hopeless parents! They left their kids nothing to look forward to but drudgery and death.

There’s a whole world in each child! IMAGE Aurora

There’s a whole world in each child!

June 02, 2018 Comments James McEvoy

“I’m Leo the lion, and I’m king of the jungle, and my jaws are open wide. Roarrrrrr!” sings my three-and-a-half-year-old great-nephew Patrick, roaring at me over and over again in his family room.