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Co-creators of learning: CTC offers virtual tour

Wednesday 8 July 2020

Communications Office For some, this time of physical isolation has sparked an interest in online courses and further learning. Recently, Catholic Theological College (CTC) invited people to a virtual open day, providing the community with a glimpse into the College’s facilities, courses and the 130,000 items that make up its library collection. The Master of CTC, Rev. Dr Kevin Lenehan, says the move to an online delivery of courses at the beginning of semester one was perhaps the greatest transition the College has had to undergo. 'It’s been a time of great transition for...

Getting started: Intentionally living the ‘Great Commission’ in our parishes today

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Mission Team

Before he ascended, Jesus gave us his vision for the church: ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you’ (Matthew 28:19–20). This ‘Great Commission’ was given to a group of people who had no influence in the business, religious or political circles of the time, and who were feeling demoralised and uncertain about their future. It was an inauspicious beginning. 


The cry for recognition (Homily, 14th Sunday OT)

Sunday 5 July 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
Our First Peoples of this Great Southland of the Holy Spirit have not marked their ancient presence in this land by establishing monuments or institutions. Their presence has indeed been a humble one, evident not in static structures but in the dynamics of family bonds, shared rituals and a common identity. These are the same markers which ought to show forth in a Christian people. Therefore, the cry for recognition from our Indigenous people should not be unfamiliar to God’s pilgrim people. We all desire to learn the way of simplicity and trust, and to be at home in our location. We all will find our deeper roots of identity in the parenthood of the one Creator, our Father, who invites us all to come under his yoke and to find rest in Him.

ACU to host online series on "Liturgical Inculturation"

Friday 26 June 2020

Sharon Boyd, ACU Centre for Liturgy 
“I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.” This is what we pray together at Mass when we recite the Nicene Creed. Catholic means “universal”. As we heard during the Pentecost readings several weeks ago, “All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability” (Acts 2:4). As a Church that is always on mission, our worship — our liturgy — lends itself to be shaped to ensure that it speaks of the transcendent to the local population in a meaningful way; this means that it embraces and is transformed by culture.


Together in the Spirit: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday

Wednesday 1 July 2020

Communications Office
This coming Sunday 5 July, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday will be celebrated with a theme chosen to respond to the current challenges we face as a community – Together in the Spirit. Australian Catholics and parishes are invited to come ‘Together in the Spirit’, united by our faith, to celebrate the gifts of Indigenous spirituality and culture in our Church and wider community.