I’m such a people person and seeing the cathedral full of people on Palm Sunday made me happy – people are great! The first of these Archdiocesan Youth & Young Adult Masses for 2006 was especially significant for young people. Why? Palm Sunday is also WorRead more »
Four schools have agreed to trial a new programme which educates children in coping with loss, change, and challenge in their lives.
This programme is unique in that it becomes part of the school english curriculum – not adding to the workload of te
‘You live in Huamachuco?….You really do!……in Huamachuco?’ This is a common reaction when I tell new acquaintances in Santiago [Chile] where I live.
‘Huamachuco’ is a poblaci√õn, a grass roots, disadvantaged area located on the outskirts of the
At the very core of our human nature is a desire to be like someone we admire. Generally this is not consciously intended but it is nevertheless a pervasive force in people’s lives. However, it can be brought to consciousness, as St Paul said: ‘You imitatRead more »
Sr Analulu Tanuvasa SM
I often reflect on these words of Jesus (Jn 15:16) which are so appropriate in my own call as a Marist Sister. I was born in Samoa, of a Presbyterian family and became a Catholic while at a Catholic Primary School there. I wa
One of the delights of working with refugees is being able to share their joy at welcoming family here.
I work with several refugee families as part of my mission as a Sister of Compassion. Earlier this year I joined an Ethiopian family I have been
It’s really hard to talk about what it is to be Marist. I guess you could say the basics – he is a bloke who belongs to the Society of Mary; he’s either ordained or he’s a brother; he lives in community with his confreres; he strives to be a man of prayerRead more »
Timothy Doidge of St James’ School, Palmerston North, has just won five medals at the Southern Cross Games in Auckland.
The Southern Cross Games are held biennially for vision-impaired students throughout Australasia from ages 9 -18 years old. This
Catholics know that they are in dire straights with today’s shortage of clergy. What most do not realise is that the thinning of numbers in recent years is just the lead up to a haemorrhage, which will occur during the next 20 years.
Bishop Julian Porteous of Sydney says the Pope would never allow part-time priests, as Fr Hodgens suggests.
The Catholic Weekly reports that Bishop Julian Porteous said part-time priesthood represents a radical departure from the concept of priestly