The La Salle Academy was established in response to the passionate desire of Catholic education authorities to ensure that teachers and leaders of Catholic schools are well informed for the critical task of realising the aspirations of the New Evangelisation, which calls upon us to deepen our faith, believe in the Gospel message and go forth to proclaim it.
There are many contemporary challenges facing the Church in Australia, and indeed the western world. Among these, the La Salle Academy wants to ensure that it responds to the following realities in relation to our more secularised, pluralistic world:
- Many seekers of the Spirit have left ecclesial practice
- The mode of exercising Church magisterium is being challenged and there is a call to find new ways
- The content of moral teaching is also under challenge and there is a desire for more dialogue
- There is a more explicit pluralism of spiritualities within the Catholic tradition