Week in review

Well that seemed like a decent news week in the Catholic world, ending with the opening of churches in NSW to 50 people at a time, in line with pubs, restaurants and the like – but only after a campaign which saw 20,000 people sign a petition in less than two days. You can see…

The wound that heals

For the past couple of years, I’ve belonged to a small faith conversation group that runs from around May to August. It focuses on the writings of Discalced Carmelite saints St John of the Cross, St Teresa of Avila and St Therese of Lisieux along with other traditional and contemporary spiritual writers. Due to social…

Week in review

I’m still working from home and exclusively talking to people on the phone or screen, but it’s better than nothing. One time I should keep track of how many phone calls I’m on over the average working week – it will probably be an eye-opening exercise! Three chats stand out: with Perth’s Catholic Archbishop Timothy…

My little pot garden

A US writer Catherine Newman recently referred to planting as pushing a little hope into the ground, which struck me as a very fitting description of it. Apart from the last two days the weather’s been a lot colder and the air drier – both play havoc with my skin and mood. So I like…