Bruce Downes explores the power of words and how they can be used to destroy or to build up. He looks further into the power of honouring and the effects in can produce in building up those around us.
Fr John Flader shares a meditation on Christ’s call to each of us to become a witness and disciple, united to the True Vine and bearing fruit. He also highlights the need to nourish our spiritual lives and gives practical advice on how to give time to spiritual activities, despite our busy lives.
Bruce Downes speaks on God’s knowledge of our innermost desires and the treasures of our heart. Bruce explains that the culture of the world is one that focusses on possession and outside appearance, but God hears the cries of our heart.
Daniel Nour and Negaya Chorley from Caritas Australia to explore how climate change impacts upon third world countries. Together they explore how climate change has heightened the effects felt by climate refugees.
50 years after the publication of Humanae Vitae (“On the Regulation of Birth”), Archbishop Julian explores the opportunity to rediscover the essential truth about love and relationships which Pope Paul VI proclaims.
Archbishop Julian provides thoughts on renewed calls for euthanasia legislation in the Tasmanian parliament, and offers a positive Christian alternative which promotes a “good death” for those at the end of their life.
Archbishop Julian reflects upon Placuit Deo by explaining why we are not saved by spiritualist knowledge or individualist effort, but by the grace, mercy and action of God. Archbishop Julian also describes how the Church offers an antidote to these problems.
Archbishop Julian explains why St John Paul II’s encyclical Fides et Ratio remains important for a culture which emphasises trust in emotion and scepticism towards truth. Archbishop Julian also explains the importance of faith and reason in discovering truth.