Tag Archives: reconciliation

Sinners and Saints – Daily Devotion

WHEN I THINK THROUGH THE HARD WORK IT TAKES TO APOLOGIZE, TO ADMIT I’M WRONG, AND TO ASK FOR FORGIVENESS, I DON’T THINK OF JOY. MY NATURAL RESPONSE IS TO RUN AND PRETEND IT NEVER HAPPENED. INSTEAD OF JOY, ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS MAKES ME THINK OF SHAME AND SADNESS. PSALM 32 OFFERS AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT… Read More »

Making a Good Confession

Let’s talk about confession and why you need it, Jack! Here’s why you need confession, Jack! … and Jill and Jane and Jimmy. OK Hi, my name’s Father Mike Schmitz and this is Ascension Presents. So one of the things I love to do as a Catholic priest, is I love, I love hearing confessions,… Read More »

India / Orissa: “They will never give in…”

Sister Kiran and Sister Sarojini get ready for another long day of work. They belong to the religious order of the Society of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Nothing can disturb them during their morning prayer – not even the lingering smell of smoke – a grim reminder of August of 2008. Back then this Catholic… Read More »

Narragunnawali Awards 2017 – Explore & Develop Penrith South (Winner)

Explore & Develop Penrith South acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this Land, the Dharug people and the Land that we are on today. Karen: Here at Explore and Develop Penrith South, you can see straightaway that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is embedded into our service. Janine: Outside, in the car park there’s the… Read More »

Confession – A “How To” For Those Who Forget

So, maybe the thought of going to confession has come to mind at some point in the past… but, its been a long, long time since you last went. Maybe even your last confession was your first… on the day you made your First Penance. Whatever the case may be, here you are… watching this… Read More »

Acknowledgement of Country

[Intro music] Children: We’d like to acknowledge the Indigenous Custodians of this Land… Susan: In terms of incorporating the Acknowledgment to Country it was a really important way for us to show our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Children: …the Wangal people, of this Eora Nation…] Susan: Most of our children here,… Read More »

What Gifts Does God Give the Catholic Church?

[Music] vatican 2 of course said that the Church of Jesus Christ subsists in the Catholic Church any what it means is this the Catholic Church has all the gifts that Christ wants his people to have after the resurrection Jesus breathed on the disciples received the Holy Spirit he sends them out on mission… Read More »