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We are believers

who are attempting

to establish

a forum for conversation

within the Catholic Church

of Australia.

Our aim is to prompt

open exchanges

among the community

of believers,

mindful of the diversity

of expressions of faith

in contemporary Australia.

This springs explicitly

from the spirit of

Pope John XXIII

and Vatican II:

"Let there be unity

in what is necessary,

freedom in

what is unsettled,

and charity

in any case."

(Gaudium et Spes, n.92)

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Reflections on

the Readings

for this week's




Eighth Sunday

Ordinary Time

February 26th

Click HERE

These reflections

courtesy of

Br Julian McDonald




Tuesday February 28

Wollongong SIP

To Find True Peace

in Your Prison

Embrace the Search

for Truth

Peter Presdee

Details HERE


Wednesday March 1

Paddington SIP

Choose Hope Not Fear?

Michael Whelan &

Amna K-Hassan

Details HERE


Saturday March 4

Hunters Hill

Reflection Morning

"The Instrument

for Your Story"

Michael Whelan

Details HERE


Tuesday March 7

Central Coast SIP

My Spirituality:

Influences Along the Way

Petrea Lambert &

Roger Zohrab

Details HERE


Tuesday March 7

Goulburn Valley SIP

Love Your Neighbour

Richard Campbell

Details HERE


Tuesday March 7

Whittlesea SIP

(formerly listed

as Mernda SIP)

Social Justice

Fadi Elbarbar

Details HERE



Geraldine Doogue's

Session at

Clayton SIP, 2016

Read it HERE

Fr Frank Brennan's

Presentation at the

Catalyst Dinner

Friday October 23






Read It HERE

(Eureka Street)


Mary McAleese

in Sydney

On Sunday afternoon of

September 7 2014 the

former President of Ireland,

Mary McAleese,

was the guest of

Aquinas Academy

and Catalyst for Renewal

for the Rosemary Goldie

Memorial Lecture in the

Sydney Town Hall.

It was a memorable occasion!

Radio National's Andrew West

interviewed Mary and the

highlights were replayed

on Andrew's Religion and

Ethics Report.

If you would like to hear

those highlights,



Things to Read

Mariam Hassan's

Presentation at

the recent

SIP at the NOTT


Read it HERE


Peter Joseph's

Presentation at the

Catalyst Dinner of

October 2013

"Moral Courage

or More of the Same?"

Read the text HERE



Gerard Webster's address

at the final session of

Catalyst's series on the

Royal Commission: read

the full text of his address

titled "A Meditation on

Human Rights: Responding

to Sexual Abuse within the

Catholic Church'"

Sydney 24 November 2013



Geraldine Doogue's address

at the first session of

Catalyst's series on the

Royal Commission: read an

edited version of her

Catalyst for Renewal

address titled

'The church re-imagined'

(Sydney, 1 September 2013)


(Eureka Street Website)