Vocations Sunday

May 08, 2022
Columban missionaries have received the call from God to leave their homelands and enter into different cultural contexts sharing life with the people among whom they live and serve.
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  Feast of St Joseph the Worker – International Workers Day

May 01, 2022
Pope Francis says, “How can we speak of human dignity without working to ensure that everyone is able to earn a decent living?” The Feast of St Joseph the Worker reminds us that work negotiations must be based on respect and their fairness be enforced by governments.
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  Fiji farewells Fr JJ

Apr 27, 2022
They proceeded to honour Fr JJ with a traditional Fijian farewell, offering him a Tabua, a whale’s tooth, the most precious Fijian cultural symbol of respect, and Kava. Fr Sulio acted as the Archbishop’s Herald and spoke for him.
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  International Mother Earth Day

Apr 22, 2022
Life needs many things to flourish and sustainable development is only one part of the process. The Church has an important role to play in leading transformative change. Church leaders invite all Christians to commit to ongoing spiritual transformation by recognizing God's presence and action and living…
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  Catholic religious urge for climate justice

Apr 19, 2022
Catholic Religious Australia urges Australia to make greater commitments to prevent catastrophic climate change.
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  Voting for Justice

Apr 19, 2022
Catholic religious draw attention to justice issues as Australians prepare to vote in the upcoming federal election.
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  Earth Hour

Mar 26, 2022
Earth Hour takes place between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm local time on Saturday March 26th as a reminder for the global community to act in solidarity to help create a just and sustainable world for all.
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  Intellectual property waiver on COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments

Mar 24, 2022
St Columbans Mission Society Peace, Ecology and Justice Office, as a member of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET), endorses the Network’s letter to the Government Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment in support of an intellectual property waiver on COVID-19 vaccines, tests…
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  Columban Centre hosted a consultation on Interreligious Dialogue for the Synod of Bishops

Mar 21, 2022
Instead of Catholics talking among themselves about how to relate to other faiths, we invited a male Jewish rabbi and a female Muslim scholar to share their hopes and expectations of Catholic attitudes and behaviours towards Jews and Muslims respectively.
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  Harmony Day and International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Mar 21, 2022
Harmony Day is about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.
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  Climate change impacts poorer communities most

Mar 11, 2022
Columban missionaries support the call of the international community for scaled up action to protect communities most impacted by climate change.
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  International Women’s Day - March 8

Mar 08, 2022
International Women’s Day is marked annually to raise awareness about equality
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  Slavery-free Easter chocolate campaign

Mar 07, 2022
Pope Francis says, “Every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act."
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  Clean Up Australia Day - March 6

Mar 06, 2022
Clean Up Australia Day brings people together to make a difference
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  Ember Day March 4th 2022

Mar 04, 2022
Ember Day is recognized by the Society of St Columban as an occasion to notice God's gifts of creation in the changing of the seasons and to offer thanksgiving.
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  Pope Francis calls for a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Ukraine

Feb 25, 2022
The Pope has called on everyone across the world to combat the “diabolical insistence, the diabolical senselessness of violence”. He invites everyone to make March 2, Ash Wednesday, a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Ukraine.
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  Ending indefinite and arbitrary immigration detention for asylum seekers

Feb 18, 2022
St Columbans Mission Society endorses the statement from Catholic Religious Australia urging the Prime Minister to make changes to the Government’s system of immigration detention for asylum seekers.
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  Health Care at St Elizabeth Hospital

Feb 15, 2022
Columban Fr. Robert McCulloch is the Chairman of the St Elizabeth Hospital Board. He provides a summary of St Elizabeth Hospital which responds to the healthcare crisis in Hyderabad and in the surrounding rural areas of Pakistan.
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  International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking – Feb 8

Feb 08, 2022
Trafficking is one of the deepest wounds inflicted by the current economic system. Wounds that affect all dimensions of life, personal and community. Women are the most affected by the violence of trafficking.
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  World Interfaith Harmony Week

Feb 01, 2022
World Interfaith Harmony Week (February 1-7) provides a platform - one week in a year - when all interfaith groups and other groups of goodwill can show the world what a powerful movement they are.
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