Continuing his series of talks about discernment, Pope Francis has this week said it is an important process for trying to understand “what is happening inside of us, our feelings and ideas, and we have to discern where (these things) come from, where they are taking me and what decision” needs to be made.
Meeting in May with the editors of 10 Jesuit magazines, Pope Francis responded to six questions about his concerns for the Catholic Church and the world.
In celebration of Good Shepherd Sunday on 8 May, also known as Vocations Sunday, Archdiocesan Vocations Director, Fr Israel Quirit, says it doesn’t matter how many times we have missed intersections or made some wrong turns, God adapts to our mistakes, changing our routes and encouraging us to “make a U-turn if necessary and when safe to do so” in order to get back on track again.
A key component of the Plenary Council’s assemblies will help members to consider the 16 questions that make up the Council agenda.
Each day, some of those questions will be the focus of small group discernment, with about 10 members engaging in what is known as “spiritual conversations”. What are spiritual conversations? And how do they work?
Br Ian Cribb SJ, who led a retreat for the Australian Bishops in 2019, answers some questions about how the spiritual conversations process will benefit the Plenary Council Members as they discern the questions before them.
The first “spiritual conversations” of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia covered a broad range of thoughts and topics from Baptism being the place for fundamental conversion to the need for the Church to tend to its past and current failures.
Plenary Council Member Professor Francis Campbell is the University of Notre Dame Vice-Chancellor. Let’s hear Professor Campbell’s response to what he thinks the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church in Australia at this time. By The Record.
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB will this weekend commission additional members at the 11am Mass, on the Feast of Pentecost, at St Mary’s Cathedral. All welcome.