Day: 16 September 2022

Marriage one step at a time

The purpose of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, on love in the family, is to describe and evaluate the ‘joy of love’ experienced in family life — for this joy is a powerful proclamation that the gospel is indeed good news for the fractured and questioning family of humanity (1).

An ecological game-changer

All Catholic institutions have been urged to divest from fossil fuels as a way to live out their faith and work against the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis. The call has been made by Archbishop of Glasgow William Nolan, who added, “It will be an embarrassment for any Catholic institution that hasn’t divested.”

A bumpy start down south

From the moment they landed in Australia, the Redemptorists had been asked to open a foundation house in Victoria. However, it wasn’t until 1885 – three years after settling in Singleton, NSW – that Fathers Edmund Vaughan, Thomas O’Farrell and John Stokes made it to the southern capital.