2018

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  Our Lady Help of Christians Feast Day - Why Mary is our patron?

May 24, 2018
The infant Church in Australia had a special reason for turning to Mary. In those early and mostly priestless days, it was largely the Rosary that kept the faith alive. Catholic Australia remained faithful to Mary...
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  There’s something about Mary

May 23, 2018
Sr Mary O’Shannassy, CatholicCare’s Director of Prison Ministry, continues to garner recognition for her outstanding contribution to the Victorian community.
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  A Christian Reflection on Ramadan

May 21, 2018
Although fasting in Ramadan is obligatory only for adult Muslims – there is no obligation on others, least of all on Christians...
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  Respond to the threat of fake news with a "journalism for peace"

May 12, 2018
The Holy Father explores what makes fake news ‘fake’, how to identify it, counteract it with truth
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  Priest heats up climate change campaign in Pakistan

May 09, 2018
As rising temperatures cause more deaths, an Irishman is at the forefront of efforts to protect the environment.
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  Gun thugs shoot Columban Priest

May 07, 2018
On April 28, 2018, Columban Fr Gerard Desmond was attacked by three armed men as he arrived at his residence in the Parish of Christ the Liberator, outside of Lima, Peru.
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  A Fair Day’s Pay - for the dignity of workers and the good of all

May 04, 2018
Bishop Vincent Long releases Pastoral Letter, A Fair Day’s Pay – for the dignity of workers and the good of all, to mark the Feast of St Joseph the Worker.
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  ANZAC Day Mass at Domus Australia in Rome

May 02, 2018
The Mass attended by senior representatives in Rome of other Christian Churches was a significant ecumenical advance.
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  Australian nun to be deported from Philippines for alleged political activism

Apr 30, 2018
An Australian Catholic nun working as a missionary in the Philippines has been ordered to leave on the grounds of allegedly joining protest rallies.
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  Tributes paid to Columban Fr PJ McGlinchey who transformed Jeju Island

Apr 27, 2018
“Words will never best describe how the islanders felt about Fr PJ. For them he was the saviour of the island and the man who made life possible...”
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  With love from Lancashire Hill to Lima

Apr 23, 2018
Work goes on to find funding for other needs of the community and all due to the inspiration of an 11-year-old schoolgirl.
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  Mission in a Muslim Country

Apr 16, 2018
Columbans here in Pakistan are extremely grateful for the support in many ways, both materially and spiritually, of our generous benefactors.
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  Columban at Commonwealth Games

Apr 11, 2018
Columban Missionary Fr Warren Kinne is one of the official chaplains at the Commonwealth Games taking place on the Gold Coast from April 4-15.
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  Columban Centenary altar cloth’s adventures in Fiji

Apr 09, 2018
The call to prayer, to mission and to faith are parts of the call of this Centenary Cloth. We hope to have a prayerful month while it is with us.
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  Port Pirie and Broome Dioceses lead the way for Plenary Council

Mar 26, 2018
People of the Diocese of Port Pirie in South Australia have gathered together under the theme ‘Looking forward in hope towards 2020’.
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  Celebrating the Centennial Down Under

Mar 21, 2018
We celebrate 100 years of Columban missionary activity. We have been part of the colonial phase of the Church over the last 100 years...
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  Philippines child brides are sex slaves

Mar 19, 2018
We have to be aware of the suffering of millions of children and talk about it and raise a louder voice to end the reprehensible practice.
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  Columban love story

Mar 16, 2018
This is a true love story, played out against the background of Columban mission, and one in which I am proud to have played a “big” part.
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  Urdu translation of a new short history of the Catholic Church

Mar 13, 2018
Book launch of the Urdu translation of A New Short History of the Catholic Church took place in Karachi on March 1 and in Rawalpindi on March 3.
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  International Women’s Day shines the spotlight on rural women

Mar 08, 2018
International Women’s Day, which is celebrated each year on March 8, this year has the challenging theme “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”.
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