This Sunday 12 June we celebrate the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity. The mystery of the Trinity truly is the mystery that holds all others together. This week, we take a look at this divine mystery, wondering how this doctrine came about and the challenges early Christians faced in trying to understand the God of love. We also take a look at how the doctrine of the Trinity is actually something to get excited about, a fundamental part of the very, very Good News of Christ.
Last week we also celebrated Pentecost Sunday. Interestingly, on Pentecost Sunday 1887, St Thérèse of Lisieux told her father she wanted to join the Carmelites. The beautiful story from her autobiography is an opportunity to reflect on the ways in which the Spirit moves not just with drama but also quietly and in hidden ways.
Reflecting on the culture of binge and streaming services, an important question to ask is how to exercise discernment and ‘finding God in all things’, even our entertainment. One of our contributors, Fr Nathan Rawlins, asks whether pop culture simply preys on our frailties or whether there is hope to lead people into a deeper relationship with God through it.
In terms of popular culture, celebrating the ways in which art captures the good, the true and the beautiful is always important. Since we are celebrating Trinity Sunday this weekend, the celebration of God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we take a look at three films that provide excellent depictions of fatherhood, the vocation of which is to reflect the fatherhood of God.
And in the lead up to Refugee Week 2022, Catholics are being invited to participate in a prayer service on Monday 20 June, to pray for those who need healing after the harrowing experience of displacement.