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Liturgical resources to celebrate Mother’s Day
Apr 21, 2016 04:40 pm
Source: Council for Australian Catholic Women
Liturgical resources to celebrate Mother’s Day
Australians celebrate Mother’s Day on 8 May 2016. Mother’s Day is a special day to appreciate mothers or mother figures, including stepmothers, relatives, guardians, close family friends and those who would be mothers. The Council for Australian Catholic Women encourages you to recognise the contribution of women within and beyond families on this occasion. To […] more
  
 
Growing euthanasia statistics should be a warning
Apr 21, 2016 04:39 pm
Source: Bishop Peter Comensoli
Growing euthanasia statistics should be a warning
There’s nothing compassionate or safe about killing our fellow travellers along the journey of life. Accepting euthanasia means agreeing some people are beyond any help, for whom taking their life is the only option. I reject that pessimism. I reject the idea that euthanising someone is any sort of solution to the deeply human reality […] more
  
 
Mass for the Fallen on ANZAC Day
Apr 21, 2016 04:38 pm
Source: ACBC Communications
Mass for the Fallen on ANZAC Day
Mass for the Fallen will be incorporated into the National ANZAC Day Mass at St Christopher’s Cathedral, Canberra, on Monday 25 April 2016 at 8am. Mass for the Fallen was commissioned by Allan and Maria Myers for use in celebrations of the Eucharist on Anzac Day, particularly the 100th Anniversary in 2015 but also over the […] more
  
 
Attitude of accompaniment in Amoris Laetitia
Apr 21, 2016 04:37 pm
Source: Bishop Les Tomlinson
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It is with great joy that we receive Amoris Laetitia “The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family”, the Exhortation written by Pope Francis after the two Synods of Bishops on that topic in October 2014 and October 2015. Pope Francis, who has often been embraced for his warmth, personal touch and authentic leadership […] more
  
 
Lesbos and Australia: one pope, one people
Apr 21, 2016 04:36 pm
Source: Fr Maurizio Pettena, Australian Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office
Lesbos and Australia: one pope, one people
Since the end of the Second World War, global migration has become increasingly constrained through tougher immigration policies. This has seen long queues of applicants waiting for visas whilst fundamental human rights are increasingly disregarded, giving rise to increasing numbers of irregular and undocumented immigrants. On Saturday 16 April, Pope Francis flew to the Greek […] more
  
 
Elders and bishops gather for a retreat in Alice Springs
Apr 21, 2016 04:35 pm
Source: Patricia Mowbray, Executive Secretary, Bishops Commission for Relations with Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders
Elders and bishops gather for a retreat in Alice Springs
You are my sister! It’s interesting how things happen in life. Who would think that the parish I belong to in Canberra would have a strong link with Aboriginal Catholics in Alice Springs. This week I’m in Alice Springs participating in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC) retreat in partnership with […] more
  
 
Australian religious leaders join global call for ambitious climate action
Apr 21, 2016 04:34 pm
Source: Catholic Earthcare
Australian religious leaders join global call for ambitious climate action
The world’s religious leaders have united to call on governments to take urgent action on climate change. At a colourful multifaith ceremony, Ambassador Mogens Lykketoft, President of the UN General Assembly took delivery of the Interfaith Climate Change Statement to World Leaders signed by 270 high-level religious leaders, 4970 individuals and 176 religious groups from […] more
  
 
The Joy of Love – Pope Francis’ reflection on family
Apr 21, 2016 04:34 pm
Source: Archbishop Julian Porteous
The Joy of Love – Pope Francis’ reflection on family
Pope Francis is known as a man with a deep compassion for people, especially those who are disadvantaged or suffering. He has constantly sought to be with people who are on the margins. After convoking two synods in consecutive years on the subject of the family, he has now released a document entitled, “The Joy […] more
  
 
Cabrini introduce asylum seeker and refugee health hub
Apr 21, 2016 04:32 pm
Source: ACBC Communications
Cabrini introduce asylum seeker and refugee health hub
Cabrini is pleased to announce the development of an asylum seeker and refugee health hub located on the ground floor at 503 Sydney Road, Brunswick. Initial services will begin in May 2016 with GP clinics and specialist mental health services. Eventually the service will include chronic disease management, maternal and child health and infectious disease […] more
  
 
Walking through the holy door of mercy
Apr 21, 2016 04:31 pm
Source: ACBC Communications
Walking through the holy door of mercy
Celebrating the Holy Year of Mercy, a new media initiative has been established to assist pilgrims entering the holy door of mercy in their diocese. Produced by a Vatican-based organisation, Catholic Bytes, Misericordia Media offers media to pilgrims approaching any Mercy Door worldwide, and to help pilgrims to come to a better understanding of mercy, the faith, and the Church. With this […] more
  
 
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