E-News - Vol.5 No.2

From the Director - Ash Wednesday and Catholic identity
As missionaries we become conscious of identity through culture and ritual. We live our faith in a human concrete way celebrating Lent as we do to help us shape our identity as Catholics. (more)
Why should anyone care about art history and spirituality?
An interview with Dr Claire Renkin, lecturer in Art History and Spirituality at the Yarra Theological Union. (more)
A chapel after 21 years
The motivation for planning Masses and liturgical celebrations is high and the local faithful are more willing to be creative. Even the indifferent neighbours are showing more interest. (more)
The great poverty divide
The irresponsible rich and their deluded followers call heroic striving and social transformation class warefare, Jesus called it the road to the Kingdom of God. (more)
'Dirty Money'
Dirty Money is a book about ethics and exposes the mal-practices of mining/energy companies and the feeble regulation of the mineral boom by Australian governments. (more)
Columban awarded honorary fellowship
Globally, Christians make up around one third of the world’s population and Muslims one fifth. Building a mutual understanding between Christians and Muslims is vital for world peace. (more)
Reflection - Silence is its own teacher
Ten minutes of doing nothing in a quiet corner is a challenge to those of us who are proud of our busy lives. But spending those ten minutes is not 'doing nothing'. It is quietly sitting in God’s presence. (more)
VIDEO PODCAST - From the Director - Thinking in a new way
What does obedience and repent really mean? Fr Gary Walker talks about the importance of words and their meanings. (more)

While fingers may be pointed at Philippine military it is more likely that the hired killer that parked his motor bike outside the house of father Pops on the morning of October 17, walked up to him and shot him point blank as he was getting into his car, had the mark of an experienced trained assassin.