News & Views
CRA and members of Religious congregations across Australia reflect on current issues in our world and our Church.
Jesus was tempted to see God’s reign in terms of controlling everything –where the world would be pain-free if he took power to himself – thus making a sham of any genuine love, writes CRA Network Coordinator Fr Claude Mostowik msc, as he reflects on the temptations of Jesus in the desert.
Issues such as compulsory celibacy and clericalism were identified as contributing to child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, revealed in a submission to the Royal Commission by the Truth Justice and Healing Council (TJHC).
Unless Catholic Church leaders, backed by the Catholic community continue to push for church reform, particularly post the child sex abuse royal commission, then the Church in Australia risks becoming increasingly marginalised, according to Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council.
Registrations are now open for the 2017 National Assembly with the theme: "Creating a future together – How will we be prophetic?".
The Carmelite spirit emphasising a life of contemplation is a way to help people later in life adjust from ‘doing’ to ‘being’, writes Peter Thomas as he reflects on the Australian Bishop’s social justice statement and the concept of ‘gerotranscendence’.