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Stand with and serve the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised; andwork for a just, equitable and compassionate society.
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Australian Syrian Charity's Spirit Of The East Eastern Christmas Carols By Candlelight
The Australian Syrian Charity is hosting a night of Eastern Carols by Candlelight praying for Australia and the Middle East, particularly refugees, on Saturday 17 December at St Charbel Village, 45 Providence Road, Greenvale. This is an evening for the whole family and will provide a wonderful opportunity for the community to join together in prayer for the many people who are suffering, particularly in war-torn areas.
Canadian perspective on Medical Assistance in Dying
Swinburne University of Technology’s 2016 Chancellor’s Lecture is on Wednesday 23 November, to be delivered by Professor Harvey Max Chochinov speaking on the topic, ‘Medical Assistance in Dying: MAID in Canada’. Professor Chochinov is a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and Director of the Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit, CancerCare Manitoba.
Bishop Long opposes further restrictions on boat arrivals
In a statement released 7 November 2016, Bishop Vincent Long OFMConv has urged Australians to reject the "cruel and unnecessary measures" of the Australian government, in its recent proposal to ban any person who has arrived by boat from 19 July 2013 from being able to apply for a visa to Australia.
Anglicare’s 2016 State of the Family Report focussing on employment released
Anglicare’s 2016 State of the Family Report titled
Positions Vacant? When the Jobs Aren’t
focuses on employment and is informed by Anglicare Australia's first Jobs Availability Snapshot. The findings from the Snapshot show that only 13 percent of all advertised jobs in May 2016 were at the entry level (which assumes year 10 education or equivalent).
Sunday 6 November - Jubilee for Prisoners
Pope Francis marked Sunday 6 November as a Jubilee for Prisoners. He celebrated Mass for the Jubilee in Saint Peter's Basilica, during which he reminded the 1000+ attending prison detainees to never lose hope, or fall into the temptation that they can never be forgiven.
The Catholic Church in Australia also celebrated the Jubilee for Prisoners across the weekend as part of the Year of Mercy. On behalf of the Australian Catholic Prisoners Pastoral Care Council, Bishop Terry Brady prepared a special video message for prisoners. And there's also an informative article by David Halliday on the Jubilee for Prisoners and the important work of prison chaplains in the current (November) issue of
magazine, available in parishes.
Education - key to breaking the cycles of poverty, violence and despair
Caitlin Burman is a teacher at MacKillop Specialist Primary School in Geelong. She and a team of dedicated teachers are working there with children who have suffered trauma and who have disengaged, or at risk of disengaging from mainstream education. Their dedication and passion for breaking the cycles of poverty, violence and despair through education, is inspirational!
Letter to Mother Frances Cabrini, patron saint of migrants
2017 is the centennial of the death of St Frances Xavier Cabrini, patron saint of migrants.
Dean of Faith and Mission at St Kevin’s College in Melbourne and author of
Finding God’s Traces,
Michael McGirr, has written an engaging piece in
Australian Catholics magazine
. It's timely for us in Australia to be inspired by Mother Cabrini's advocacy for migrants and displaced persons.
Greetings to Hindu community celebrating festival of Diwali
We extend warm wishes to the many Indian families in our community who are celebrating the festival of Diwali at this time. The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has released a message of greeting to all Hindus celebrating this festival, marked officially on 30 October, which you can
A Safe Haven for Women, 20 Years On
The Good Samaritan Inn is a ministry of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan and is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this year. It provides short-term emergency accommodation for single women and women with children escaping family violence and homelessness, and was begun by Sisters Anne Dixon and Helen Mills when they opened their home to the homeless in 1996.
Commemorating 30th Anniversary of Saint John Paul II's Visit to Australia
On Sunday, 27 November 2016, the Catholic Church in Australia will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the visit of Saint John Paul II to Australia in 1986. The Bishops Commission for Relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (BCRATSIP) is calling on parishes, schools and communities to mark the anniversary of Saint John Paul's address to the Aboriginal community in Blatherskite Park, Alice Springs on 29 November 1986.
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