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.

Advent — A Time for Conversation. A series of four short articles have been prepared by Michael Whelan SM. Each article leads us through a week of Advent, and gently challenges us to make this a season of true conversation. Click here to read.

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Our Next Event

  • Our Program for 2018
    • 31 January 2018
      8:00AM - 5:00PM

    Catalyst for Renewal is planning another full program of events for 2018. Watch this website for further details.