Timeless beauty

By PENNY MULVEY Travelling has the capacity to take you out of yourself. You see the world and your place in it with fresh eyes.

Challenge for the Church

By Penny Mulvey More than a thousand members of the synod recently participated in a culture survey at the invitation of the Major Strategic Review (MSR) team.

The experience of ageism

By Penny Mulvey “It is a terrible thing for a society to discard the weak and the disabled and to justify it by saying they have had their turn.

Tears for the Forgotten Children

Most families with young children proudly display their artwork on the fridge for allto admire. Often the drawing will include a smiling sun beaming down on a happy scene.

The Lord is my shepherd

In an age and society where the Christian voice appears less well regarded, laughed at, likened to a bygone era of fantasy and superstition, how do we achieve cut-through to defend and advocate for the issues important t

The Challenge of Change

For many, Christmas is a time of celebration, reflection on the year that has passed and anticipation of a new year ahead. For others, the season can intensify loss, loneliness and isolation.

The hope of spring

Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre has welcomed six new spring arrivals – six emu chicks. Congress Resource Worker, Rev Vladimir Korotkov, said staff witnessed a role-reversal of parenting duties.

Taking care in business

As the voices in the public square become more strident, our media reflects growing hate and intolerance and our parliamentary Question Time is polarising and self-serving.

Suffer the little children

By Penny Mulvey I sat in County Court 3 level 3 for several days in August listening to victims and leaders and officials of the Catholic Church give evidence before three of the five commissioners appointed by the Fede

Remembering hope

By Penny Mulvey It was like an electric shock. How is it possible? An international carrier shot down whilst travelling at speed, 35,000 feet above ground, killing all 298 passengers and crew.

The business of church

Some years ago I worked for a Christian international relief and development organization. It was a privilege to visit partners, to sit with them and break bread, observe projects and gather stories.