In 2019, Pope Francis invited the Church throughout the world each year to observe a Sunday of the Word of God, to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God.” (Apostolic Letter Aperuit Illis, no. 3). It fulfils a proposal that he made at the end of the Holy Year … Continue reading Sunday of the Word of God
How can the early days of the Australia's Catholic history (including the hard work of Australia's first Carmelites!) help us as Catholics today get through COVID-19?
While it is Australia Day here in this part of the world, universally today the Church celebrates its first ever Sunday of the Word of God. Last September, Pope Francis decreed that “the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God.” (Apostolic Letter … Continue reading Sunday of the Word of God
On Thursday, the Church marked the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. During this Year of Grace, we have been invited to revisit the constitutions of Vatican II. The first of these constitutions was on the liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium. After addressing general principles that were to underpin the constitution’s understanding of … Continue reading 14/10/12 – Fifty Years Since Vatican II – Noble Simplicity and Scripture
The Church is nourished spiritually at the table of God’s word and at the table of the eucharist: from the one it grows in wisdom and from the other in holiness. In the word of God the divine covenant is announced; in the eucharist the new and everlasting covenant is renewed. The spoken word of God brings to … Continue reading 5/2/12 – The Ambo