Reflections

Learn who you are in the eyes of God: Bishop Mark farewells Melbourne Learn who you are in the eyes of God: Bishop Mark farewells Melbourne

Learn who you are in the eyes of God: Bishop Mark farewells Melbourne

Tuesday 21 July 2020

Communications Office

This week, Bishop Mark Edwards OMI will be installed as the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga, NSW. Before leaving Melbourne, Melbourne Catholic caught up with Bishop Mark for a conversation and walk through the Fitzroy Gardens, where he reflected on what he’ll miss most about “home”, his thoughts on the Plenary Council and how passing on the faith is all about telling stories.

Community in the face of insecurity

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Andrew Hamilton
 
For Victorians this last week has been taxing. It began with rising numbers of COVID-19 infections, moved to the lock-down of housing commission towers enforced by hundreds of police and has continued with the lockdown of the whole Melbourne area for six weeks and exclusion from other States.
 
 

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. 

 


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.

 

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