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?'

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Reflecting on the Plenary Council Report IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Reflecting on the Plenary Council Report

August 20, 2019 Teresa Brierley

I don’t know about you but so much can happen in a week and this past week has been no different. On this Sunday night of writing this week’s message, Allen and I have just arrived home from Canberra where we visited our son, his wife and our grandson for the weekend. It was a chilly but homely weekend, where we enjoyed the comforts of their new home and just hanging out with each other.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Returning home IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Returning home

August 13, 2019 Teresa Brierley

Thank you to Helene O’Neill and Louise Gannon for taking the time to write the Tuesday’s with Teresa column over the past two weeks. I had arranged some occasional writers at the beginning of the year, so as to feature their thoughts about different aspects of diocesan life.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Religious Life - Different and the same, Sister and Brother to all IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Religious Life - Different and the same, Sister and Brother to all

August 06, 2019 Louise Gannon rsj

Earlier in the year I was asked to write something about Religious Life. The week when we celebrate St Mary of the Cross MacKillop and St Dominic seems apt, so here goes.

HAPPY DAYS WITH HELENE: Chaplaincy IMAGE Opinion & Comment

HAPPY DAYS WITH HELENE: Chaplaincy

July 30, 2019 Helene O'Neill

Last Friday I enjoyed my day at the annual Chaplains get together as we gathered on Wangi shores with Bishop Bill and Teresa Brierley to share experiences, enjoy each other’s company, partake in some hospitality and celebrate Mass together. There were 11 of us present (just missed out by 1 of the chosen 12 but disciples nonetheless).

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Remaining students of history IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Remaining students of history

July 23, 2019 Teresa Brierley

As part of this week’s message, I will break open with you the sixth of the Plenary Council themes:

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: One family in Christ IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: One family in Christ

July 16, 2019 Teresa Brierley

This week, our eldest grandchild has just turned 13, while our youngest grandson celebrated his first birthday on 15 July, and another turns 10 on 16 July. So, our weekend was spent travelling to the Gold Coast to celebrate with our family. I think this family ‘stuff’ aligns nicely with the theme for the fifth week of the Plenary Council Themes: A Joyful, Hope-filled and Servant Community.