2021

  World Mission Sunday

Oct 24, 2021
Columban missionaries support people who have been excluded in society to tell their own stories, and through education and advocacy, work for structural change to address the root causes of injustice.
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  Anti-Poverty Week 2021 - October 17-23

Oct 17, 2021
Anti-Poverty Week helps raise awareness about issues that are key to Catholic Social Teaching and the mission of the Church.
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  World Food Day October 16th 2021

Oct 14, 2021
World Food Day raises awareness about important issues for justice, peace and ecology.
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  Vatican delivers statement to COP 26 officials

Oct 13, 2021
Pope Francis hosted religious leaders and scientists at the Vatican on October 4th for a Faith and Science: Towards COP 26 meeting. The Pope presented a Joint Appeal to officials of the upcoming UN Climate Conference (COP 26).
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  Path toward October 2023 Synod

Oct 09, 2021
The path entitled “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission” will solemnly open on the 9th – 10th of October in Rome and on the following 17th of October in each local Church where consultations will take place in preparation for the Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome in October 2023.
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  United Nations International Day of Non-Violence

Oct 02, 2021
Columban missionaries stand side by side with the local people in their non-violent protests against all forms of injustice. We proclaim the words of Pope Francis: “Never again war!”
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  Columbans support Uluru Statement From the Heart

Sep 29, 2021
St Columbans Mission Society supports Archbishop Mark Coleridge's endorsement of the Uluru Statement From the Heart – an historic commitment by the Catholic Church to back indigenous leaders demanding a constitutional voice.
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  Families forcibly removed

Sep 28, 2021
These desperate families have nowhere else to go and now Chile is making it more difficult to receive them.
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  Migrant and Refugee Sunday 2021

Sep 26, 2021
“Our ‘we’ ”, says Pope Francis, “both in the wider world and within the Church, is crumbling and cracking due to myopic and aggressive forms
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  Columbans endorse commitment to peace

Sep 23, 2021
St Columbans Mission Society endorses the media release from Catholic Religious Australia urging the government to ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons thus ensuring with the new AUKUS pact Australia is not seeking to establish nuclear weapons
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  Season of Creation 2021 (September 1st – October 4th)

Sep 21, 2021
Christians worldwide celebrate the wonderful gift of God's creation in September each year during the Season of Creation. It is a time to give thanks for the gift of God's creation and an opportunity to feel connected and empowered as communities of faith as we respond to the many cries of our Earthly…
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  Columban Role in the Plenary Council 2020

Sep 20, 2021
We congratulate Fr Patrick on his appointment and assure him, the other advisors, the chairs, and especially the delegates to the Plenary, of our prayerful support, that they may listen deeply to each other to discern the voice of the Spirit and the Word showing ways forward for renewal of the Church’s…
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  Columbans endorse UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Sep 18, 2021
“St Columbans Mission Society endorses the media release from Catholic Religious Australia titled: Catholic Religious learn why Australia must ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. On his visit to the Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Park, Nagasaki, in 2019, Pope Francis spoke out against…
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  Columbans endorse AFTINET Media Release

Sep 16, 2021
Global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines: Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Office for Justice, Ecology & Peace; Columbans and community groups urge the Australian government to deliver on waiving monopolies at the World Trade Organization
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  Columbans support increase in global access to COVID vaccines

Sep 14, 2021
The Catholic Church has welcomed Australian Government support for international efforts to amend intellectual property rights to ensure more people can access life-saving COVID-19 vaccines
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  Safeguarding Sunday

Sep 12, 2021
The Catholic Church in Australia marks Safeguarding Sunday (formerly Child Protection Sunday) on the second Sunday of September - at the conclusion of National Child Protection Week, whose theme this year is: Every child, every community deserves a fair go.
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  World Day of Prayer for Creation

Sep 08, 2021
In these times when the global community faces many disruptions and uncertainties across social and environmental landscapes, we all need words of encouragement and opportunities to see our way forward as co-creators of a sustainable future.
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  Our moral duty towards Afghan refugees

Sep 06, 2021
Bishop Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv. says, “We must offer additional refugee resettlement places for Afghan refugees immediately … I believe that people of faith, and Australians more broadly, must stand for social and moral issues, because this is the only way that we can build the world we want to see…
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  Social Justice Sunday, August 29th

Aug 29, 2021
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Social Justice Statement 2021-22 Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor.
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  St Columbans Mission Society endorses Pax Christi’s Statement

Aug 20, 2021
St Columbans Mission Society, a network partner of Pax Christ, endorses Pax Christi’s Statement on Afghanistan
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