TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: We all need hope, lovin’, trust, love, good livin’, faith and a helping hand IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: We all need hope, lovin’, trust, love, good livin’, faith and a helping hand

August 22, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

While listening to the Gospel (Matthew 15:21-28) being proclaimed on Sunday, I was struck by the absolute persistence of a woman who believed in Jesus and who wanted her daughter to be cured. She, a Canaanite woman, an absolute outsider, would not take no for an answer. She persisted with her cause and eventually Jesus was forced to hear her and to acknowledge her great faith – and he cured her daughter. I am impressed that she showed great courage, amazing faith and hope and deep love; she is a model of the true disciple of Jesus. 

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Do your little bit of good where you are IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Do your little bit of good where you are

August 15, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

Last week, you received my weekly message on the feast day of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, and this week, it comes to you on the Feast of the Assumption. 

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Acknowledging the need for living affirmation IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Acknowledging the need for living affirmation

August 08, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

Last week Vivien Williams, Diocesan Co-ordinator of Adult Faith Formation, assembled the weekly message with contributions from Massimo Faggioli along with Sam Hill, Carmel Moore, Michael O’Connor, Paul O’Heir, Lidy Waanders and Helen Whale.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Jesus-coloured glasses to view the world IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Jesus-coloured glasses to view the world

August 01, 2017 Comments Vivien Williams

As a diocese we take seriously the requirement to provide opportunities for people’s growth in faith, and over recent weeks Teresa has been speaking about our array of visiting speakers. Building so well on our previous visitors (Cardinal John Dew and Dr James McEvoy), our most recent guest, courtesy of the Catholic Schools Office – Professor Massimo Faggioli – really fired imaginations. Co-ordinator of Adult Faith Formation, Vivien Williams, reports.

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: How do we keep Vatican 11 alive in our communities IMAGE Opinion & Comment

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: How do we keep Vatican 11 alive in our communities

July 31, 2017 Dr Michael Slattery

Pope Francis was not present at the Second Vatican Council, but he has absorbed its relevance and meaning for directing the Catholic Church in the modern era.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Bringing together faith, family, fun and food IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Bringing together faith, family, fun and food

July 25, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

The final phrase spoken by Jesus at the end of this weekend’s Gospel reading (Mt 13:24-43) was “Listen, anyone who has ears!”

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: Visit by Professor Massimo Faggioli IMAGE Opinion & Comment

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: Visit by Professor Massimo Faggioli

July 24, 2017 Dr Michael Slattery

Last week the CSO RE & Spirituality Team hosted Professor Massimo Faggioli from Villa Nova Pensylvannia who addressed several diocesan groups on Vatican II and its history, relevance and impact upon society and the Catholic Church fifty years since the event.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: My Dear Young People IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: My Dear Young People

July 18, 2017 Comments Teresa Brierley

During the past week I have accompanied members of the Diocesan Council for Ministry with Young People (DCMYP) on a road trip to three locations in our diocese. This will continue again this week with visits to three other locations.