Project Compassion

  • Project Compassion: ‘Love Your Neighbour’

    The Catholic Church’s annual Lenten Appeal, Project Compassion, is now in its second week. During the six weeks of Lent, Caritas Australia is featuring feature human stories from the Philippines, Timor-Leste, Australia, Vietnam and Fiji. Through this year’s theme, ‘Love your neighbour’, Caritas Australia demonstrates how this approach can...
  • Caritas launches Project Compassion Lenten Appeal

    In support of the world’s poor, including millions in our immediate region, thousands of parishes, schools and community leaders across Australia are putting their compassion into action, during Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion Lenten Appeal. The World Bank estimates that 90 million people live in extreme poverty in Australia’s neighbouring...
  • Australians raise more than $11m for Project Compassion 2016

    Posted on 7 July 2017 Thousands of generous supporters, including schools and parishes across Australia, joined in solidarity with the poorest communities globally in 2016, to help Caritas Australia raise more than $11 million nationally during Project Compassion. Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising campaign brings together thousands...
  • Mercy: Not just a matter for judges but for families as well

    By Ben Smith, Director of the Family & Life Office in the Diocese of Parramatta Catholic Outlook, Volume 19, March 2016 To help families enter more deeply into the Year of Mercy it is important that we unpack the meaning of the word mercy. In our popular culture, the...
  • Evangeline’s story – creating new connections to traditional culture

    Posted on 7 March 2016 ‘We are God’s work of art, created in Christ Jesus to live the good life as from the beginning He meant us to live it.” Ephesians 2:10. When Evangeline left high school she had a limited vision for her future. But the training she’s...
  • Dominic’s story – creating a harmonious future

    Posted on 29 February 2016 ‘Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.’ Hebrews 13:16. Participating in the Caritas Australia supported Community Conversations program has empowered Dominic and the people of his village to create a new way...
  • Knowledge helps our children grow

    Posted on 17 February 2016 Duangmala wishes for a bright future for her son Hum Noy, who is living with a disability. But faced with discrimination and limited learning opportunities, Duangmala feared he might never reach his full potential. Thankfully, a program supported by Caritas Australia has opened up...
  • Project Compassion launch at St Mark’s College

    Posted on Monday 8 February 2016 Today’s launch of Project Compassion in the Diocese of Parramatta was held at St Mark’s Catholic College at Stanhope Gardens. Project Compassion is Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten appeal. This year’s overseas guest was Martin Mazinga from Malawi. Martin spent the morning with students...
  • Put your compassion into action

    Posted on 21 January 2016 By Sr Louise McKeogh FMA, Caritas Diocesan Director, Diocese of Parramatta In his message for World Day of Peace on 1 January, Pope Francis was clear, “with the present Jubilee of Mercy I want to invite the Church to pray and work so that...
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