Cath Talk Blog

Friday, 16 August 2013 05:07

This week, SBS hosted a discussion on same-sex marriage. Michael Cook was in the audience and writes here about his experience on the show.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 22:31

Caritas Australia has called on the Rudd Government to stop treating the nation's foreign aid budget like a soft target.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 04:55

World news has been captivated today by comments Pope Francis made about 'judging gay' people. Read here the full answer, the context of the answer, and how it is very much in line with longstanding Catholic teaching.  

Sunday, 28 July 2013 23:27

Pope Francis is our model of the living paradox of Catholicism. Here is a Jesuit, taking the name of St. Francis of Assisi. Here is a man with access to the beauty and comfort of the Papal facilities, but refusing them. Here is a man who asks for very little, but gives everything of himself in humble service to every person he meets. Here is a man who is thoroughly well educated and learned, but always seeks to learn from others first.

Thursday, 25 July 2013 22:56

Pope Francis visited the community of Varginha today, a poor neighborhood in Rio. Here he encourages young people in particular to defeat despair and corruption with hope, to fight evil with good.