"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]

Truth Justice and Healing Council Report

JFrancisSullivanIn February 2013 the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) and Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) jointly established the Truth Justice and Healing Council to lead and coordinate the Church's response to and appearances at hearings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Read the full report.