I spent much of last week in Melbourne, at the National Pastoral Leaders and Planners Conference. There were about 200 people there from across Australia and New Zealand. I was blessed to receive the words, inspiration and passion of so many wonderful presenters, and in turn I have wondered what I might share with you in this week’s message.
If you’re excited by legal changes that have social and moral significance, these are exciting times. There has not been so much on the political agenda, I’d say, since the ‘seventies. Then, having got past the Vietnam War, we seemed quite suddenly to have a raft of social change legislation.
Father-to-be James Beverley shares some thoughts in the month when fatherhood comes into focus.
Welcome to Spring and to Father’s Day. As we walk, ride or drive around, or just sit and look out our windows, we can’t help but notice the growth of new leaves, buds and spring flowers.
This article draws on the recently released Australian Catholic Social Justice Council Occasional Paper on “The Human Face of Homelessness”.
A full copy of the paper can be purchased from the ACSJC http://www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au/