Seeking renewal through conversation
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.
Plenary Council of the Australian Church
The first assembly of the Plenary Council commenced on Sunday 3 October 2021.
Information and links to assist you to follow the Assembly proceedings as they happened are available on our News page.
Our long-term Catalyst member and former president, Mrs Marea Donovan has been honoured by Pope Francis by admission as a Dame to the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St Gregory the Great. Marea's award was bestowed by Archbishop Anthony Fisher on behalf of Pope Francis, at a ceremony at St Mary's Cathedral on 3 December 2021. For more information, visit our News page.
Upcoming Events from Other Organisations
Raising the voices of Australian women preaching the Gospel
A new podcast Australian Women Preach will feature 30 Australian Christian women preaching the Gospel. An initiative of Women and the Australian Church (WATAC) and the Grail in Australia, the podcast will highlight and share the voices of women breaking open the Word of God in ways that are meaningful to people today. Click here to access the podcasts.