Seeking renewal through conversation
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.
Congratulations to Robert Fitzgerald, one of our patrons, has just been appointed to the Australian Human Rights Commission for a five-year term as Age Discrimination Commissioner.
Renewal meeting for Catalyst for Renewal - visit our News page for more.
Marea Donovan awarded AOM - Marea Donovan has been awarded an AOM for service to the Catholic Church in Australia. Marea is a founding member of Catalyst for Renewal, a two times past President of Catalyst and the driving force behind SIP/SOS. Congratulations Marea, and well done.
Global Synod update: Join prominent Australian broadcaster Geraldine Doogue as she follows two big events in the life of the Catholic Church in Australia and worldwide. Continue..
For more reports of Catalyst's activities, visit our News page.
An interesting but disturbing survey of Catholic Women has been done by three members of University of Newcastle's College of Human and Social Futures. The link to the pdf is provided by the Grail.
Highlights of our upcoming events:
9 March 2024
12:30PM - 2:30PM
'FOOD FOR THOUGHT' Topic: “Dreaming of a constitutively synodal church?” Join us for a light luncheon with Guest Speaker Most Rev. Vincent Long van Nguyen…
- 9 March 2024
13 March 2024
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Women Deacons: Why not now? Join our MC Geraldine Doogue AO for a stimulating conversation with Speakers: SR ELIZABETH YOUNG RSM & GAIL GILL Elizabeth is…
- 13 March 2024
Upcoming Events from Other Organisations
Australian Catholic Historical Society Inc.
18 February, 2024 - The woman of many names – Jane Hawthornthwaite.
Speaker: Br Rory Higgins FSC, writer, historian, teacher and missionary.
More information: https://australiancatholichistoricalsociety.com.au/program-2/