"The parables of Jesus seek to draw one into the Kingdom, and they challenge us to act and to live from the gift which is experienced therein. But we do not want parables. We want precepts and we want programs. We want good precepts and we want sensible programs. We are frightened by the lonely silences within the parables." [John Dominic Crossan, In Parables - The Challenge of the Historical Jesus, Harper and Row, 1973,82]

Mary McAleese at the Sydney Town Hall (September 7 2014)

JMaryMcAleesewithAndrewWestOn Sunday afternoon of September 7 2014 the former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, was the guest of Aquinas Academy and Catalyst for Renewal for the Rosemary Goldie Memorial Lecture in the Sydney Town Hall. It was a memorable occasion! Radion National's Andrew West interviewed Mary and the highlights were replayed on Andrew's Religion and Ethics Report. If you would like to hear those highlights, click here.