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Friday, 5 October 2018

Pastoral letter raises issue of mental health

Mental Health Week, which runs from 7 to 14 October, coincides with World Mental Health Day on 10 October, and is this year themed “Share the Journey”. Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton, and Chair of the Bishops Commission for Health and Community Services, has written a pastoral letter to West Australian Catholics urging parishes to “prayerfully consider the issues around mental health that our brothers and sisters experience in our midst”. Source: eRecord.

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Monday, 1 October 2018

Moving from Uluru to Recognition

Summary of Fr Frank Brennan's keynote address to the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council Assembly in Perth entitled: 'Strong Faith. Strong Youth. Strong Future — Walking Together in a movement of the Australian people for a better future'.

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

No one excluded from the reach of his love

This is the homily by Frank Brennan on the first anniversary of the death of Fr Paul Coleman SJ at St Joseph's Church Neutral Bay, 23 September 2018.

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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Keynote Address National Council of Priests Conference.

Being the Human Thread, Being There at the Crossroads and Frontiers of Faith and Hope at the Invitation of the People of God: Priesthood in the Contemporary Church

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Brisbane Launch Social Justice Statement

Brisbane Launch of the Catholic Church's annual social justice statement on homelessness and affordable housing for all: A Place to Call Home: Making a home for everyone in our land, released 6 September

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

A long forgotten, misunderstood Jesuit

Book Launch by Fr Frank Brennan SJ of Anthony M. Maher's The Forgotten Jesuit of Catholic Modernism: George Tyrrell's Prophetic Theology. Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, 11 September 2018

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

'He did everything for love'

Fr Frank Brennan's Homily from the Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of John Thomas Hassett. Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Deepdene, 11 September 2018

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Sunday, 9 September 2018

New horizons for justice and solidarity

Fr Frank Brennan SJ address to the EREA CONGRESS 2018, 8 September 2018, Melbourne Park Function Centre.

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Friday, 24 August 2018

Consolations from the Liberal Party mess

What a mess! Poor Fellow My Country. Today is not a day for reckoning about any big policy issues, because none of them was in play when members of the Liberal Party cast their votes in the party room.

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Friday, 24 August 2018

30 Years On

On 23 August 1988, thirty years ago today, Prime Minister Bob Hawke proposed the first item of substantive business in the new Parliament House in Canberra which had been opened by the Queen on 9 May 1988. The idea for the motion arose when the heads of Australian churches issued a statement titled “Towards Reconciliation in Australian Society” at the beginning of 1988, the year of the bicentenary.