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  • Caritas Australia supporting PNG earthquake recovery efforts

    Caritas Australia with its partners on the ground is responding to the impact of a 7.5 magnitude earthquake which has killed 150 people and has left, according to the UN, 270,000 people including 125,000 children, in need of emergency aid. Caritas is providing urgent shelter and health support, especially...
  • New program launched to form young women in Leadership for Mission

    Thirteen young women from across Australia gathered in Sydney recently as part of the inaugural intake for an inspiring new education and formation program called Leadership for Mission. Leadership for Mission, which was launched at a special event at Mount St Benedict, Pennant Hills on April 5, is an...
  • Facebook admits to blocking Catholic content

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced questions from lawmakers about his company’s censorship of Catholic content during his two-day congressional hearing following the revelation that millions of Facebook users’ personal data had been compromised. Zuckerberg apologized and said that the company “made a mistake” in blocking a Catholic theology degree...
  • Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation: Gaudete et Exsultate

    APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION GAUDETE ET EXSULTATE OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON THE CALL TO HOLINESS IN TODAY’S WORLD 9 April 208 1. “REJOICE AND BE GLAD” (Mt 5:12), Jesus tells those persecuted or humiliated for his sake. The Lord asks everything of us, and in return he offers us true...
  • Charity starts at home: HIPPY Program enriches disadvantaged parents and children

    You’re a new parent, yearning to provide for your child, but what if you never learnt the alphabet? CatholicCare Social Services’ HIPPY program creates the opportunity for disadvantaged families to learn the skills that give their children a brighter future. Linda McDonald is the Coordinator of HIPPY for CatholicCare...
  • Bishop Vincent washes 12 prisoners’ feet

    Bishop of Parramatta, Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv has today washed the feet of 12 prisoners during the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at John Morony Correctional Complex. The Mass was attended by 50 prisoners and staff including Catholic Chaplain, Edwin Galea, Governor of John Morony Correctional Complex, Ivan Calder and the...
  • West Papuans cry out for freedom

    First published in Justice Trends, the quarterly newsletter of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, No. 168, March 2018. After more than 50 years of repression, the indigenous people of West Papua hold on to the belief that one day they can reclaim their country. While thousands of Papuans...
  • ‘Into the Deep’: a cry for freedom

    In the latest publication from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC), Peter Arndt tells of the thousands of Papuans who have been beaten, jailed, raped and murdered by Indonesian police and military. After more than 50 years of repression, they still believe that one day they can reclaim...
  • Psyche Mae’s story – A just future starts with empowerment

    For each of the six weeks of Lent, the Diocese of Parramatta is sharing one of Caritas Australia’s  feature stories of lives changed through support and empowerment programs. SIXTH SUNDAY OF LENT/PALM SUNDAY – 25 March, 2018                      Caritas Australia is working with Filipino youth to improve education opportunities and...
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