2019

  Australian Aboriginal People offer hope and reconciliation

May 23, 2019
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is a sign of hope and reconciliation which we Australians need to embrace and act on if we are to find our identity as a nation. And the Christian Churches are playing a significant role in this conversation.
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  Asia Bibi finally reunited with her family in Canada

May 09, 2019
The mother of five had been on death row since being convicted of blasphemy in 2010 and was held in solitary confinement. In a landmark judgment, the apex court quashed her death sentence last November and ordered her immediate release from prison.
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  L’Arche founder Jean Vanier dies aged 90

May 08, 2019
In a statement on L’Arche’s website announcing Vanier’s death, its leaders said: “Jean passed away peacefully today... In recent days, while remaining very present, he had declined quickly.
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  Human trafficking - Trading in human misery and despair

May 06, 2019
Wherever there is injustice, oppression and corruption, human traffickers will not be far behind
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  Basic Minimum Wage should be a Living Wage

May 01, 2019
In their Pastoral Letter for the Feast of St Joseph the Worker on 1 May, the Australian Bishops continue their long-term argument that it is only fair for anyone working full time to receive a wage that is at least sufficient to support their family.
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  Bishops’ Federal Election Statement urges politics in the service of peace

Apr 30, 2019
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference statement for the 2019 Federal Election draws attention to the needs of those who are poor or vulnerable.
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  CRA President's message in response to the tragedy in Sri Lanka

Apr 24, 2019
Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) President, Monica Cavanagh rsj, has issued letters of condolence in response to the tragedy in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday
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  International Mother Earth Day 2019

Apr 17, 2019
“Each year sees the disappearance of thousands of plants and species which we will never know, which our children will never see, because they will be lost forever”, says Pope Francis.
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  ACRATH Campaign - Child slavery and Easter chocolates

Apr 17, 2019
Pope Francis said that “every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act.”
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  ACRATH Campaign - Buy slavery-free chocolate

Apr 12, 2019
We cannot ignore the fact that there is as much slavery in the world today, as there was before, or perhaps more – said Pope Francis last month.
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  Catholic Religious Australia responds to the Government's cut to Overseas Aid

Apr 10, 2019
The Federal Government has cut overseas aid for the sixth successive year.
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  ACRATH Campaign - Use your money justly

Apr 05, 2019
Last month, while speaking about modern slavery Pope Francis said that, faced with the tragic reality of modern slavery, “no one can wash their hands of it, without being in some way, an accomplice to this crime against humanity”.
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  On Mission in the USA - Fr John Burger

Apr 04, 2019
Fr John Burger is the Columban Regional Director for the USA. In this video he tell us about the rewards and the challenges that come with the role.
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  Calendar Art Guide - April 2019

Apr 01, 2019
The Holy Women at the Tomb of Christ, 1890 (oil on canvas) Bouguereau, William-Adolphe (1825-1905). Rather than dwell on the empty tomb, what we encounter instead is these women’s reactions to the mystery of Christ’s Resurrection.
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  On mission in Thailand and China - Fr Alo Connaughton

Mar 29, 2019
Columban Fr Alo Connaughton is a former editor of The Far East magazine in Ireland. Ordained in 1969, he is now involved in the formation of seminarians in Thailand and China.
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  ACRATH Campaign - Purchasing is always a moral act

Mar 29, 2019
Pope Francis said “every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act.”
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  Earth Hour 2019

Mar 25, 2019
On March 30th people around the world are invited to “Switch off and Connect to Earth”. We are more aware than ever that our climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. Earth Hour helps to raise our awareness about the need for action.
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  On mission in Australia - Fr Warren Kinne

Mar 25, 2019
Columban Fr Warren Kinne served nearly 20 years as a missionary in Shanghai, China. Fr Kinne returned to Australia in 2017 and now lives on the Gold Coast working in parishes and as a student chaplain at Griffith University.
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  Catholic Church submission on the annual review of the living wage claim

Mar 22, 2019
The Church is calling for an increase in the minimum wage and in award rates that would make a dent in the two-decade-long devaluing of the minimum wage.
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  ACRATH Campaign - Slavery in the world today

Mar 22, 2019
We cannot ignore the fact that there is as much slavery in the world today, as there was before, or perhaps more – said Pope Francis last month.
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