Catalyst for Renewal

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.

Information about Catalyst Events

Due to current NSW Health COVID regulations we advise the cancellation of the following events:

4   September - Reflection morning at Hunters Hill

18  September- Reflection morning at Lawson

2 October - Reflection morning at Hunters Hill

16 October - Reflection morning at Lawson

 

GOOD NEWS!!     CATALYST FOR RENEWAL Q&A IN THE CRYPT

will now be  held online.     See below.

 

Our Next Event

Coming Up

Next SIP Event

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 www.watac.net.au to find out more.