Articles by: Garry Everett

Importance of seeing the 'big picture'

Failing to see or accept the big picture is a condition that is currently affecting many organisations in our world, says Garry Everett, and four particular organisations stand out as...

Posted on: April 18, 2018

Dogs, dialogues and discernments

The age-old spiritual process of discernment differs from most decision-making processes in two significant ways, writes Garry Everett. BY Garry Everett Locally, I am referred to as “the old man...

Posted on: October 18, 2017

None of us knows

Accompanying someone into death is an experience that many of us have shared. Some people do it daily as part of their work or ministry. I know the journey personally....

Posted on: February 21, 2017

The question we each need to ask

“Are you an ecclesial person?” It’s a loaded question because it is a radical question. It will take us to places we may not wish to go, to answers we...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

Lost battles of the Christian churches

How do the Christian churches effectively counter such marketplace-driven ideas as assisted suicide, asks Garry Everett.

Posted on: July 19, 2016

Much to admire about Amoris Laetitia

One of the great achievements of Pope Francis’ latest apostolic exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia”, is its emphasis on inculturation and appropriate devolution of decision-making, writes Garry Everett.

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Are you a “maybe person”?

Have you considered how you might give someone the gift of hope? The gift will exact a price, which is like the treasure you store up in heaven, writes Garry...

Posted on: October 20, 2015

Can marriage change – again?

The idea of “marriage equality” is an idea of our time and we must engage with it seriously. We do not do this by merely re-stating past positions. We engage...

Posted on: June 16, 2015

A reasonable question?

If the physical universe is governed by forces, then it might seem reasonable to ask if the non-physical – the spiritual reality – is also governed by forces, writes Garry...

Posted on: April 21, 2015

Moments of magnanimity

In Australia during the last 50 years, we have been invited on at least three occasions to respond to “moments of magnanimity”, says Garry Everett.

Posted on: October 21, 2014

Where angels fear to tread

One of the significant and pressing pastoral theological issues currently dividing opinion among the hierarchy and among the laity of the Church, is the issue of divorced and remarried Catholics,...

Posted on: June 17, 2014

Gathering from the grassroots

The consultation process for the 2014 Synod on the Family deserves our close attention because it may become a model for future synods, says Garry Everett.

Posted on: February 18, 2014