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RESource E-News
RESource E-News

31 May 2012

Welcome

While visiting schools recently, I discovered that many teachers had not seen Together at One Altar, a site commissioned by the Australian Bishops and built by Fraynework Multimedia with input from teachers and educatiors throughout Australia. It is freely available on the Internet and is a very good resource on the Mass for students. Hence it is mentioned twice in this eNews.

What's On
Events upcoming

Religious Education Today: Conference at ACU, St Patrick's Campus, July 26-27. Explore contemporary issues in RE with Dr Mathijs Lamberigts, Bishop Vincent Long, Janet Buhagiar, many other presenters and your colleagues. Register on CEVN for workshops through IPLS Code REJ137A. Info: 92670263.

Public Lecture and Book Launch at Catholic Theological College East Melbourne on Friday June 15 at 5 pm. Hear Fr Joseph Komonchak, an expert on Vatican II, speak on the Council. This will be followed by the launch, by Sr Janet Gray, of the Council Journal of Fr Yves Congar, whose thought was so influential at the time. All welcome. Contact Jill Allen: jill.allen@ctc.edu.au or 94123304.

An interesting and highly relevant public lecture series Faith and Culture: The Politics of Belief will be held, Thursday to Sunday, 14th -17th June, at BMW Edge. Speakers include, Raimond Gaita, Stanley Hauerwas, Morag Fraser,Tariq Modood, Arnold Zable, Philip Freier and many others.

Life and Tradition of the Church at Simonds Hall, 6th June, 9.00-3.30. Presenter: Denise Goodwin. Register online. IPLS Code No. REJ108A. Accreditation Category C.

Have you seen:
these resources?

The Year of Grace site prepared for teachers and students in our schools contains many resources to help explore the themes of this special year which was launched this week on Pentecost Sunday.

Many teachers still seem unaware of the Australian site Together at One Altar which provides the best introduction to the Mass for school students on the World Wide Web. Let us know if you know of other excellent sites.

A print resource, Prayers for Meetings, containing prayers, songs and reflections which has been recommended to us for use at meetings of school boards, councils, commitees, volunteers or staff of church organisations.

Ethics Teachers and students would be interested in a new resource on the Trafficking of Women now available from the Network for Peace Through Dialogue.

Have you seen:
The cohabitation question
The cohabitation question

While many young people live together for sometime before they marry, a young man explains here why he chose not to move in with his girlfriend. 

Ordinary Time: Season of Growth
Ordinary Time: Season of Growth

After the two feasts that ease the Church down from its Easter 'high' the period of Ordinary Time ensues. This reflection is matched to the purpose of the season and includes an introduction to the Calendar of the Church Year and to prayer.

A homily backfires?
A homily backfires?

Back on Good Friday, Archbishop Philip Freier spoke of the necessity of a fair distribution of wealth in the context of his homily. This was criticised by Mr Peter Costello. Read the Archbishop's response to the criticism and see what you think.

Catholic Education Office