Seeking renewal through conversation

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)


We are constantly aware of the emphasis placed by Pope Francis on the importance of dialogue and conversation with others - not only with members of our own faith tradition but with those who are ‘church shy’; or see themselves on the fringe of conventional religious experience; with those from other Christian churches and other faith traditions; with those of no particular religious affiliations at all; with some who do not believe in God… We firmly believe that we have much to learn from each other.

Our Next Event

Coming Up

  • The Royal Commission: Q and A in the Crypt
    • 27 May 2018
      1:30PM - 3:00PM

    “WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD ARISING FROM THE ROYAL COMMISSION? Robert Fitzgerald was a Commissioner on the Royal Commission into Institutional…

  • The 2018 SIP Retreat and 3D Day
    • 18 August 2018
      9:00AM - 5:00PM

    This is a day of Discovery, Development and Discernment for all organisers and supporters of Spirituality in the Pub.

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