2019

  Hong Kong unrest not interfering with Columban missionaries

Aug 22, 2019
A letter from the Missionary Society of St. Columban Society Leader Fr. Tim Mulroy regarding the ongoing political unrest in Hong Kong, the Society's headquarters
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  Columbans Respond to the Racism and Violence in El Paso and Dayton

Aug 09, 2019
Our belief in God is a reliance on a powerful source of strength and light that will keep us on the road of solidarity with the poor and the refugee, no matter what. Now is the time to be bold and prophetic, and let our voices be heard.
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  Saint Mary MacKillop Feast Day

Aug 08, 2019
Today, on the 8th of August, we celebrate the feast of St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Australia’s first Saint. She was canonised by Pope Benedict XVI in St Peter’s Square, Rome on Sunday, October 17, 2010.
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  Women of Diversity Dinner

Aug 07, 2019
More than 300 women gathered at the Parra Villa Function Lounge in Parramatta for Sydney’s premier multicultural event for women, the Women of Diversity Dinner.
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  World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Jul 30, 2019
Pope Francis has appealed to all men and women of goodwill to take responsibility, denounce injustice and stand firm against the "shameful crime" of human trafficking.
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  Amazonia Synod’s implications for the Philippines

Jul 15, 2019
The Synod of the Amazon is important to us in the Philippines because it reminds us that our local realities are the loci where our collaborative efforts to care for our common home need to be forged, nurtured and sustained.
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  Sea Sunday 2019

Jul 12, 2019
Archbishop Mark Coleridge, in his message for Sea Sunday says "There a million seafarers on the high seas, that is why the work of the Apostleship of the Sea, is absolutely vital in caring for seafarers who are often doing it hard.
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  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday - 2019

Jul 11, 2019
Pope John Paul II in his famous message when he addressed the Aboriginal peoples, stated that the Catholic Church will be lacking in its full expression if it does not embrace the spirituality of our Aboriginal people.
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  NAIDOC Week 7-14 July, 2019

Jul 10, 2019
The theme of this year's NAIDOC Week is VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH. Let’s work together for a shared future.
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  From a Distant Shore: Syria

Jul 03, 2019
In recent years a growing number of people have come to Ireland to start new lives. This short fascinating documentary talks to Syrians who fled the war about their lives in Syria before the war.
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  National Theme for Discernment #3 - Prayerful and Eucharistic

Jul 01, 2019
This National Theme for Discernment is inspired by the voices of the People of God who shared how deeply they treasured the Eucharist and the sacramental and liturgical life of the Church.
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  National Theme for Discernment #2 – Inclusive, Participatory and Synodal

Jun 24, 2019
This National Theme for Discernment is inspired by the voices of the People of God who expressed a desire for individuals and groups within and also beyond the Church to find a better welcome and be incorporated more into her life and mission.
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  Creating Bridges

Jun 20, 2019
“Missionaries have the ability, because of our experience, to bring people together to create bridges and to try to alleviate fear of the other and the unknown. To be able to celebrate the diversity that is in the world among people from different nationalities, cultures, and the different religions…
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  The drug corporations that kill

Jun 05, 2019
In the Philippines, the law against illegal drugs is draconian. A person in possession of a small amount of drugs can get 12 years in prison. A suspect in possession of a small amount of crystal meth can be shot dead.
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  World Environment Day 2019

Jun 05, 2019
World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
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  Pope Francis’ Message for 2019 World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Jun 03, 2019
The most economically advanced societies are witnessing a growing trend towards extreme individualism which, combined with a utilitarian mentality... is producing a “globalization of indifference”.
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  Pope Calls for Action on Climate Change

Jun 03, 2019
Pope Francis repeated his call for action to address climate change. “The signs today are not good. Investments in fossil fuels continue to rise, even though scientists tell us that fossil fuels should remain underground,” the Holy Father said.
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  Sharing the pain

May 29, 2019
Then, as if on cue, waves of people began ambling over to the stand from the various entrances around the park. It was a very moving experience as we remembered and named the 50 people who had been murdered in the two mosques in Christchurch.
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  Fourth Anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’

May 27, 2019
Pope Francis says, “Both everyday experience and scientific research show that the gravest effects of all attacks on the environment are suffered by the poorest” (Laudato Si’- Care for Our Common Home 48).
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  National Reconciliation Week

May 24, 2019
At the heart of reconciliation is the relationship between the broader Australian community and the First Nations Peoples. To foster positive race relations, our relationship must be grounded in a foundation of truth.
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