In cooperation with Parousia Media, the diocese is hosting Catholic Answers apologist, Karlo Broussard (USA). Karlo has for more than a decade devoted himself to adult faith formation and Catholic apologetics, biblical studies, theology, and philosophy. He has published numerous articles and several books and is one of the most dynamic and gifted Catholic speakers on the circuit today, communicating with precision of thought, a genuine love for God, and an enthusiasm that inspires.
On his visit to Wollongong, he will address the Topic: My Truth, Your Truth – Tackling relativism and the damage it has done to the modern world.
Mass at St Francis Xavier Cathedral 38 Harbour Street Wollongong
Xavier Centre – light supper provided
Talk: My Truth, Your Truth
Q & A
RSVP: All welcome – for catering purposes – please RSVP by Wednesday 9 October to Helen Bennett 4222 2403 or [email protected]
Karlo Broussard, a native of Southern Louisiana, left a promising career in Cajun music to devote himself full-time to the work of Catholic apologetics. As a staff apologist for Catholic Answers, he travels the world giving talks on the Bible, theology, and philosophy.
Karlo is a dynamic speaker, and the clarity and precision of his presentations reflect his training in philosophy. The takeaway for his audiences is a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Faith. And whether his audience is a First Communion class, a youth group, a college or young adult group, or a parish gathering, Karlo engages people of all ages and levels of sophistication.
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Our diocesan logo is theologically rich and very succinct. As a hand, it depicts our mission as a diocese and as individuals within the diocese, of bearing (bringing, carrying) Christ’s love to one another and to the world around us. In this, we are the hand of Jesus Christ, and we are offering ourselves to him so that he might work through us.
We can be the bearers of his love only as a response to his call and in the strength of his grace. We are reminded of this in two ways—through the symbol of the dove (the Holy Spirit) also present in the logo, and by the incorporation of the cross that segments the logo. The presence of the cross is a reminder that bearing the love of Christ will inevitably cost us if we live it authentically. However, in the way that the Cross is the portent of redemption and life—an echo of the tree of life in the book of Genesis—so becoming bearers of the love of Christ will also bring us to life.
The four fingers of the hand also represent the four regions of our diocese. The first is bluerepresenting the beautiful water of the Shoalhaven. The second is a blue and green combination representing the waters and escarpment of the Illawarra. The third is greendepicting the hills and plains of the Macarthur. The fourth is dark green illustrating the forests of the Southern Highlands.