Catalyst for Renewal

Seeking renewal through conversation

We are believers who are attempting to promote conversation within the Catholic Church of Australia and in the wider community. Our aim is to prompt open exchanges, 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)

A Spirituality of Conversation

Conversation is a process whereby we encounter others in a mutual search for what is true.

Conversation requires a willingness and ability:

  • To listen at depth for what is happening within me and between us,
  • To refrain from pre-empting the outcome,
  • To be transformed through this encounter with the other.

Conversation is much more than mere talk or discussion or debate or argument.

Conversation is at its best when the participants are together actively seeking to submit to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

A spirituality of conversation will emerge for participants as they give themselves to the process of conversation.

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Upcoming Events from Other Organisations

Australian Catholic Historical Society Inc.

10 December 2022

Annual Mass and Christmas Lunch.

Speaker: Dr Anne ThoemingAn invitation from the grave: writing a biography of Herbert Moran
Details at https://australiancatholichistoricalsociety.com.au/program-2/

 

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.

Australian Women Preach is now one year old. Read the press release and access the special anniversary podcast here. [Updated 8 March 2022]