TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Fiat voluntas tua  IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Fiat voluntas tua

November 16, 2021 Teresa Brierley

It is difficult to know how to begin this week’s message, with the news of the death of Bishop Bill Wright. Like me, many of you may have been thinking of him and holding him in prayer over the past few months, but nothing prepares you for the finality of someone not being there anymore. I have been struck lately by his empty chair in our Cathedral, and now it is really empty as we await a new Bishop.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Revolution of tenderness IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Revolution of tenderness

November 09, 2021 Teresa Brierley

According to St Ambrose, ‘God does not consider what one gives but what one keeps.’ Could it be that we give too little and keep too much?

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Month of Holy Souls IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Month of Holy Souls

November 02, 2021 Teresa Brierley

By the time you read this message it will be the 2nd of November, towards the end of All Souls Day and we will also have celebrated All Saints Day (1 November).

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: We are still here IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: We are still here

October 26, 2021 Teresa Brierley

The return to Mass this weekend brought with it a sense of joy, of being back in the Cathedral and once again seeing the light streaming in through the stained glass windows.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Servant Leadership IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Servant Leadership

October 19, 2021 Teresa Brierley

The target of 80% of people vaccinated in NSW, marks the beginning of greater freedoms for us, while still needing to take precautions. I note that today, Sunday, is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, commencing Anti-poverty week, with its associated theme, Building Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting All People on our Planet. We know that there is a divide between those in the developed world who have access to COVID vaccination, and those who are on society’s margins who do not have the benefit of protection from, or treatment of, COVID. We are reminded daily of the disadvantage that many face around our globe, and we can become overwhelmed by their plight.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Canticle of the Turning IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Canticle of the Turning

October 12, 2021 Teresa Brierley

What an amazing week it has been for the Catholic Church in Australia. The first session of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia was closed today (Sunday) after many words, both written and spoken. Now begins the nine-month journey to the second session which will be held in July. For many women, the image of nine months won’t be lost on them.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: A missionary and evangelising Church IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: A missionary and evangelising Church

October 05, 2021 Teresa Brierley

The Fifth Plenary Council of Australia has begun with Mass on Sunday, live-streamed from Perth and then with Mass each day this week.​

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Towards an ever wider “we”  IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Towards an ever wider “we”

September 28, 2021 Teresa Brierley

Once again it is Sunday night, and I have just experienced a Zoom Candlelight prayer with 240 people from across Australia, who gathered for Migrant and Refugee Sunday, and also the end of the 150-day initiative.