Today we celebrate that God comes to us, communicates with us, and relates to us in three distinct ways as three distinct persons. It is no accident that we celebrate Trinity Sunday at this particular point in the liturgical year — after Easter, Ascension and Pentecost — because it was through those events that the disciples realised that God is a Trinity of three divine persons, and yet only one God.
The latest Figuring out Families podcast rounds off the Rachel Schofield series on building sibling relationships and strengthening family bonds. She provides many wonderful ideas to help siblings grow and thrive together and details practical strategies and practices that every family can use.
Rachel is a parent coach, professional member of the Australian Association of Family Therapists, and Mother of two boys.
Catholic schools have grown to become the largest provider of schooling in Australia (outside government) with one in five school age students now attending a Catholic school. In 2021 as we celebrate 200 years of Catholic education, we recognise and appreciate the role of Catholic schools in forming students in their faith, while providing an education that enables them to make a meaningful contribution to the world.
Pope Francis appealed “in the name of God” for calm in the Holy Land, after seven days of fighting that has left scores of people dead and hundreds more wounded.
The deaths of dozens of children among them are particularly “terrible and unacceptable," the Pope said. “Their death is a sign that people do not want to build the future, but to destroy it.”
In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis stresses the importance of evangelising with the family, proposing the ideal of conjugal and family love. This week Larry Kaufman CSsR shares his reflections on Chapter 8a to give people a better understanding of the pope’s important messages about the family in a world where many are struggling.
Leaving the family home is one of life’s biggest transitions for children. There are many reasons why they ‘leave the nest’. It may be to go to university, to start a job, to assert independence from parental control, to live with friends, to travel the world, to get married or to break free from difficult family situations.
The second video in a twelve part series has been released by Pope Francis to commemorate the year of the family. Pope Francis says: “How do we imagine God’s love? Is there a concrete reality in the world that helps us see this love with our own eyes? Certainly there is! It is the family! The image of God is reflected in man and in woman, in conjugal love: a living ‘icon’ through which God is made manifest”.