Having recently started studying through the Australian Catholic University I have had the opportunity to contemplate their mission statement:
John and I helped create a lay Christian street community in Kotara back in the ’70s and '80s when the fire of idealism and love of our God ran hot in our veins.
Pope Francis said on Earth Day, “When this destruction of nature is triggered, it is very difficult to stop it. But we are still in time. And we will be more resilient if we work together instead of doing it alone.”
"God, like a parent, looks after his family and does not give up on us. While a marriage contract is not the same as a covenant, there is a commitment that is needed by both parties. This commitment binds into a partnership, which ultimately assists in all to live life to the full."
A word to the mother following her toddler in church: Solidarity! Studies say that if you have little children, by the time you have arrived to join your colleagues in the workplace, you have already clocked almost a whole day’s work. This I can believe.
Reflecting on Easter and the joy that new life brings, my attention turns to the number of young women I know who have recently become mothers. There is such happiness and love when life is brought into the world, it is truly something special and worthy of celebration.