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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



21st Sunday

in Ordinary Time

Click HERE

These reflections

courtesy of

Br Julian McDonald



Wednesday August 27th

Southern (Melbourne) SIP

"The Francis Effect:

Taking Responsibility

for Our

Christian Living"

Dr Rosemary Prosser

More information HERE


Saturday August 30th


at Jamberoo, NSW


Information HERE


Tuesday September 2nd

Central Coast SIP

"Spirituality in

Our Changing Times"

Mo Kane &

Jake Cassar

More information HERE


Wednesday September 3rd

Paddington SIP

"SIP from the

Cup of Humour"

John Poleson &

Donna Jacobs Sife

More information HERE


Saturday September 6th

Hunters Hill

Reflection Morning

"Seeing is Believing -

Contemporary Art and

Modern Faith"

Fr Andy Bullen SJ

More information HERE


Tuesday September 9th

Mernda SIP

"On the Way"

Joan Roose

More information HERE


Saturday September 20th

Blackheath Reflection Morning

"Learning to Know When

You're Done With School"

Fr Michael Whelan

More information HERE


Tuesday October 7th

Central Coast SIP

Paul Simmons &

Jim Munday

More information HERE


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


The Pope's Interview


"A Big Heart Open to God"

Read it at the

America Magazine


Click 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)