Foundations: Preparing the Church in Australia for the Plenary Council and beyond -- Julian Porteous

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ISBN:9781922449658
Foundations:

Preparing the Church in Australia for the Plenary Council and beyond

Julian Porteous

Foreword by Cardinal George Pell


Paperback, 114 pages, $19.95

Available in June 2021

ISBN: 9781922449658

There is in this book an abundance of information and insight on our changing society and Church where the percentage of Sunday Mass-goers has declined spectacularly, but where the number of Catholics continued  to increase until the last ten years and the provision of Catholic services in health, education, aged-care, and social welfare has increased significantly over the last fifty years—often with the help of government finance.
The need for evangelization and community building are stressed, so that the “intentional Catholics” can be a leaven in society and pass on the flame of faith to the next generations. We hope and pray that the Council does not become just another discussion group, but sponsors renewal and specific programmes.

+ George Cardinal Pell


Chapters

Foreword 

1. Reading the Times

2. Christ – The Foundation

3. The Cultural Shift 

4. Rebuilding a Culture of Catholic Marriage and Family

5. A Renewal in Catechesis

6. Understanding the Nature of the Church 

7. The Pastoral Challenge 

8. The Parish, a Missionary Focused Community

9. Signs of Hope 




Archbishop Julian Porteous was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Sydney in 1974. He has had extensive experience in parish ministry as well as involvement in renewal movements in the Church. He was appointed Rector of the Seminary of the Good Shepherd, Sydney, in 2000. In 2003 he became Auxiliary Bishop in Sydney and appointed by Pope Francis as Archbishop of Hobart in 2013. He is the author of a number of books on pastoral and spiritual subjects.


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