Islam continues to be prominent in news reports, usually for all the wrong reasons. Editor of Bridges (see below), Columban Patrick McInerney, offers helpful suggestions to those who want to penetrate beyond the headlines. In doing so, he echoes the documents of the Second Vatican Council.
We seem to have moved from summer to winter in the past week. Many of us are unprepared for this sudden change of season, which can be a metaphor for life.
A local commentator unpacks the recent US attack on Syria.
I am conscious in writing this message that it will be sent on the eve of Anzac Day. This day, like many major days of remembrance, brings with it a mixture of stories, memories and emotions.
Holy Week, the Chrism Mass (Mass of the Oils) and the Triduum have been celebrated with excellence and exuberance at the Sacred Heart Cathedral. I hope you feel elated by the gift of these ceremonies in your own local churches.