Last Sunday, special guests singer-songwriter Amanda McKenna, and her husband Brian Coyne, editor of Catholica (formerly Catholica Australia) accepted an invitation to get together with the community.
They generously shared stories of their own journeys; Amanda sang a selection of her compositions and Brian spoke passionately on the theme "Reclaiming a Spirit of Trust". He also took the opportunity to say his personal “sorry” to the Aborigines.
Brian Coyne under Ted’s watchful eye
Listening to these kindred spirits reinforced the community’s resolve to stand against the control freak hierarchy that is driving the Church into oblivion by alienating thinking, questioning Catholics everywhere.
You can read Brian’s comments on the day in the Catholica Forum thread What a thoroughly exquisite day!
Amanda McKenna performing one of her songs
and more about Amanda on her website and in a Catholic Weekly interview Conversation: Amanda McKenna, Catholic singer and songwriter – ‘God’s messenger’ on a journey of faith.