The Final Word

The vocation of a Catholic teacher

The vocation of a Catholic teacher

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This year the Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of Melbourne is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary. In 1932 Archbishop Daniel Mannix appointed Fr Matthew Beovich as the first Director of Catholic Education. Fr Beovich later became Archbishop of Adelaide (1939 to 1971) and attended the Second
Vatican Council.

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you

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The birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 8 September

The central article of our Catholic faith is the paschal mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection. Yet such is our Catholic understanding of history that we do not isolate historical events from one another, but see in them the continuous providence of God, who pre-ordains all to happen according to his will.

The biblical apostolate

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The 12th Synod of Bishops in 2008 will take up the theme:
‘The Word of God in the life and mission of the Church.’ The Holy See has issued the ‘Lineamenta’ (‘outline’). This is the fourth in a series of Hartbeat columns focussing on the Lineamenta.

Scripture at the Heart of the Church

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Continuing our reflection on the Word of God (using the Lineamenta for the 12th Synod of Bishops taking place in 2008,) we move now to the matter of the Sacred Scripture itself, and we ask ourselves: What place does the Scripture have in the Church – and specifically in the Archdiocese of Melbourne?

The Lineamenta (available for reading on the Vatican website) poses some questions for the Bishops. Among these are:
•    What is the faithful's approach to Sacred Scripture in liturgical and personal prayer?
•    What is their understanding of the relationship between the Word celebrated in the Eucharist and the everyday life of the Christian?
•    What is the impact of Sacred Scripture in the spiritual lives of the People of God?
•    How are various groups (children, adolescents, young people and adults) introduced to the Bible?


Listening to the Word of God

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The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Church’s life and mission. Participation in the Eucharist is the most profound encounter with Christ possible here in this life. Yet in making this statement, we cannot overlook the fact that the Church is born and lives by the Word of God.