TUESDAY WITH TERESA: Share your voice IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAY WITH TERESA: Share your voice

October 15, 2019 Teresa Brierley

Thanks to Helen Belcher for her message to you last week about the Plenary Council and our own Diocesan Synod. I trust by now that you are aware of both, and are keen to be involved. Some of our parishes are inviting people to engage in the Plenary Council Listening and Discernment process before Christmas, while others are going to wait until February. It is important that as many of you as possible respond to the process at a national, diocesan and parish level. We are attempting to ‘Listen to what the Spirit is saying’.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Listen and discern IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Listen and discern

October 08, 2019 Helen Belcher

On the 8th August, the feast of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Bishop Bill convoked a diocesan synod. Coincidentally we are preparing for the first session of the Plenary Council to be held in October 2020. Truly this is a remarkable time for both the Church in our Diocese but also the Australian Church and I dare say even for the universal Church. Whilst some are cynical, and probably not without good reason, there is also reason for hope.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Catholicism in the Digital Age IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Catholicism in the Digital Age

October 01, 2019 Teresa Brierley

The Journey, a Catholic Program, is broadcast each Sunday night on Rhema FM 99.7 at 6.30pm. It is a work of the Diocese of Wollongong, undertaken in partnership with Pulse 94.1FM Wollongong, and aired on a growing number of Christian radio stations around Australia.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Care for our Earth IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Care for our Earth

September 24, 2019 Teresa Brierley

How wonderful it is to see, feel and smell that spring has arrived. From 1 September to 4 October, Christians around the world are praying and caring for creation. It’s the “Season of Creation”. The beginning and the end date of Season of Creation are linked with the concern for creation in the Eastern and the Western traditions of Christianity, respectively.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Don't give up! IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Don't give up!

September 17, 2019 Teresa Brierley

Once again it is Sunday evening and I have returned home from Mass at the Cathedral where we prayed the prayers of the Perpetual Day of Remembrance. I hope these prayers were prayed in every Mass across the Diocese over the weekend. If you missed them please go to The Office of Safeguarding website, where you will find a very short but powerful YouTube video, along with the resources that were produced for this day, September 15. The theme chosen for this year’s Perpetual Day of Remembrance was Shine the Light of Christ, with the strong message of, 'together, we can shine the light of Christ, a light of solidarity and hope.'

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Marriage Week IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Marriage Week

September 10, 2019 Robyn Donnelly

I feel privileged to have been asked to write for Tuesday with Teresa. As I have worked in the area of Marriage and Relationship Education for 20 years, I am keen to focus my article on one of the topics we cover with couples when preparing for or enriching marriage.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Celebrating Father's Day IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Celebrating Father's Day

September 03, 2019 Teresa Brierley

I write this message on Father’s Day, after having spent the weekend on the Gold Coast celebrating our second daughter’s 40th birthday with family and her friends. It was also wonderful to celebrate Father’s Day surrounded by our children, their spouses and grandchildren.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Is there Anti-Religious sentiment in Australia? IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Is there Anti-Religious sentiment in Australia?

August 27, 2019 Teresa Brierley

On Thursday night, I had the honour of presenting, as part of a panel, composed of David Gubbay (Jewish), Farooq Rah (a Muslim) and myself as a Christian, at the Interfaith Dialogue event where we gathered with about fifty very interested multifaith people. The title for the evening was, 'Is there Anti-Religious sentiment in Australia?'