TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Unity in Diversity
We are such a broad church with people whose approach to belonging to the Catholic Church varies. I have no doubt that we are continually in need of the presence and guidance of the Holy Spirit, so that the diversity of views and ways of being Catholic do not divide us.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Being family to each other
Children are exposed to so much, and our gift as grandparents must be to give them time.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life
Our weekend readings for the feast of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), served to remind me that we need to be nourished by receiving Holy Communion so we can be sent out to nourish our world.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity
We have just returned home from spending a few days on the Gold Coast, visiting some of our children and grandchildren. The new M1 is a wonderful road, especially after travelling north for so many years during its construction. We are very blest, in Australia, to be able to travel such distances in relative safety.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: See you at the meeting
It is Pentecost Sunday, as I sit to write this week’s message. I am mindful that during the past week we have celebrated National Reconciliation Week and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Today, Sunday 5 June, is World Environment Day.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Make the change
As I write this message, I am aware that we are participating in National Reconciliation Week.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Seeking answers to profound questions
The phone rang as we came in from Mass and Spencer, our five-year-old grandson, said "hello" followed by the question: "If God created the world in seven days, how did the dinosaurs disappear so quickly before God created humans?" How is that for a deep question, evidently, one that he had been pondering all day.
I spent today reading some diocesan responses to the Bishop’s Synod on Synodality. Like our grandson, there are many people seeking answers to profound questions as to how the Spirit is calling us to be Church at this present time.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: On Care For Our Common Home
I am conscious that I write this message at the beginning of Laudato Si’ week (16 – 25 May), marking the seventh anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care For Our Common Home.