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Pope Francis Says People With Autism Carry a Cross; Stigma Must Be Broken Down
Last edited 24th November 2014

Pope Francis says we need to break down the stigma of autism and is calling on government, institutions, and Christian communities to do so. Speaking Saturday morning to the participants of a three-day conference held at the Vatican, he said support is needed to pay "due attention" to the rights, needs, and potential of those with autism, and that that support system must "always safeguard the dignity of every person."


100 Parish Actions
Last edited 20th November 2014

It is important that parishes review and renew their activities as well as plan for the future so they can move forward with confidence and purpose. The list of parish actions provided on this website represents the wisdom of our communities gathered through consultation, and that of our pastors, as well as research into the best practice of parishes both here in Australia and overseas.

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Build Discipleship Groups - Youth Ministry
Last edited 18th November 2014

YDisciple assists parishes in building and multiplying small groups of teens. YDisciple provides an ideal environment for teenagers to come to know and love their faith. Discipleship is not a program – it is an apprenticeship in the Christian life. YDisciple is designed to:

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Blue Knot Day - Adults Surviving Child Abuse
Last edited 27th October 2014

On Blue Knot Day ASCA asks all Australians to unite in support of the 5 million Australian adult survivors of childhood trauma.

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Archbishop-elect Presents Papal Medal for Bushfire Bravery
Last edited 27th October 2014

On the 17th October 2013 devastating bushfires raged through close-knit communities in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.

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Mark Hart on Jesus Christ's Resurrection
Last edited 24th September 2014

Mark Hart, Executive Vice President of Life Teen, shares the details of Jesus Christ's Resurrection from the Dead.


Q and A with Archbishop-elect of Sydney, Most Reverend Anthony Fisher
Last edited 19th September 2014

Following the press conference held at the Parramatta Diocese on Friday 19 September 2014, journalists were given time to ask questions to the Archbishop-elect of Sydney, Anthony Fisher.

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"An Idolatrous Conflict" - Bishop Peter Comensoli comments on the Conflict in Iraq
Last edited 5th September 2014

How can we make sense of what is going on in Iraq at the moment? Is it a religious war? And does the intervention of the West qualify as "just war"? Has Pope Francis supported military action? In this podcast, Bishop Peter Comensoli, Apostolic Administrator of Sydney, discusses the complex nature of the conflict in Iraq, explaining that this is not a religious war but rather an "idolatrous action" and a rejection of true religion.

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First Interreligious Match for Peace is a Success
Last edited 2nd September 2014

The first Interreligious Match for Peace, which took place in Rome, saw the participation of many soccer legends. Players from all over the world and from different religions did not want to miss the chance to play this unique event, which had many special moments.


Education Project Backed by Pope Francis will Include 300,000 Schools
Last edited 31st August 2014

Article 26 of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights says that everyone has a right to education. But that right, isn't always available, especially to children. That's where an initiative titled 'Scholas' comes in. The purpose is for schools in different parts of the globe to share resources and knowledge. It's backed by Pope Francis and in just one year more than 300,000 schools from across the globe have joined in.


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