TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad

April 24, 2018 Teresa Brierley

I am conscious that many of you will be reading this message on Anzac Day and, of course, in 2018 we remember that it is 100 years since World War I ended. I have no doubt that the theme for this week’s Sunday readings – The Good Shepherd lays down his life for his sheep – resonates with each of us when we remember those who laid down their lives to protect the place they call home, and that world peace was attainable.

The outbreak of mercy IMAGE Opinion & Comment

The outbreak of mercy

April 18, 2018 Comments Anthony Coloma

This article formed part of the paper The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and the Second Vatican Council: Francis’ Framework for Communion and Dialogue in the Church and with the World. The paper was presented at Villanova University in Pennsylvania on the fifth anniversary of Francis’ accession to the papacy.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: The Eucharist’s new covenant of non-violence IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: The Eucharist’s new covenant of non-violence

April 17, 2018 Teresa Brierley

I imagine that many of you have a sense that when we gather for Mass we can become overwhelmed by the number of words that are spoken and sung in our liturgy. Most of it can wash over us as our minds wander and our bodies grow restless. And so there are times when I find myself hearing words for the first time, possibly because I have been mentally constructing this message to you over many days.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: The whole group of believers was united, heart and soul IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: The whole group of believers was united, heart and soul

April 10, 2018 Teresa Brierley

I am struggling with what aspect of the past week, the Octave of Easter, to focus on for this week’s message. There are just so many key messages, even from the Second Sunday of Easter readings.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Keep living the joy of the Gospel IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Keep living the joy of the Gospel

April 03, 2018 Teresa Brierley

The stone which the builders rejected,
becomes the cornerstone chosen.
Praise the work of God for this marvel in our eyes.

Reflecting on Mary Magdalene, first witness to the Resurrection IMAGE Your Diocese

Reflecting on Mary Magdalene, first witness to the Resurrection

March 27, 2018 Comments Louise Roach

I was present at the Mass to acknowledge International Women’s Day on 11 March. Being in the Cathedral is something that is always a moving experience for me.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: New horizons for spreading joy IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: New horizons for spreading joy

March 27, 2018 Teresa Brierley

Once again this message is being written on a Monday. My weekend was a full one. Allen and I spent Saturday in Sydney with Allen’s dad, as we share caring for him, along with Allen’s brothers and sister. Palm Sunday was taken up with meeting the Diocesan Council for Ministry with Young People (DCMYP) at Kilaben Bay, followed by the Way of the Cross and then choir practice for this week’s Chrism Mass.

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: Lent and Easter IMAGE Opinion & Comment

DR MICHAEL SLATTERY: Lent and Easter

March 26, 2018 Dr Michael Slattery

During Lent we are encouraged to spend some time looking into our own lives to see the ‘direction’ our lives are taking and whether that direction is toward other people and not just towards ourselves.