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Caritas 50 Year Anniversary: Timor Leste
Last edited 5th September 2014

Caritas Australia has had a long history in Timor Leste. In the rampage that followed Timor Leste’s vote in favour of independence in 1999, many lost their lives or were displaced, as the militias destroyed vast amounts of infrastructure, houses and schools. Caritas Australia helped lead an urgent humanitarian response in the country, which marked a turning point for the agency.

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ACYMC Promo 2014 - Final Days to Register
Last edited 3rd September 2014

With registration closing on Friday September 12th for the Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention everyone is counting down to Australia's premier Catholic Youth Ministry training and formation event in Adelaide 3-5 October 2014. See you at ACYMC.

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Depression Is Disabling, Debilitating & Devastating But Lives Can Be Turned Around
Last edited 3rd September 2014

With a smile that can light up a room, 25-year-old Renee Lena comes across as a confident, happy and outgoing young woman. Having just landed a job in the fashion industry she is full of excitement and hopes this might be a stepping stone to a future career in fashion.

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"Hercules" and the Modern Meta-Narrative
Last edited 28th August 2014

Our modern meta-narrative, echoed in "Hercules," says history came to its climax after a long struggle with religion and the supernatural. But Christianity offers a different story. Watch this video by Fr. Robert Barron for more!

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Adelaide to host Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2015
Last edited 28th August 2014

The Australian bishops have announced that next year's national Catholic youth festival will be held in Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia.

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50 Years of Solidarity: Caritas Australia
Last edited 9th September 2014

Meet the people and hear the stories that have made Caritas Australia who they are today. To mark their 50 years, they’ve produced a 50th film of Caritas' work and their supporters, including those across the Archdiocese of Sydney.

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Woody Allen's Bleak Vision - Fr. Robert Barron Reviews 'Magic in the Moonlight'
Last edited 27th August 2014

Woody Allen may profess a nihilistic worldview, but it doesn't seem he believes his own philosophy. In this video, Fr. Robert Barron comments on Woody Allen's latest film 'Magic in the Moonlight'.


Vinnies Stores Joins National Op Shop Week Celebrations
Last edited 25th August 2014

From Monday 25 August until Sunday August 31, St Vincent de Paul Society is celebrating National Op Shop Week at its 250 stores across NSW. Now in its third year, National Op Shop Week not only encourages canny shoppers to hunt out bargains and great one-of-a-kind finds at the nation's thrift stores and op shops, but also encourages us to think about donating quality goods we no longer use to help those on the margins.


Keep the Change Giving Money to Child Beggars is the Least Generous Thing a Tourist Can Do.
Last edited 25th August 2014

"I still remember him vividly. He was a little boy, maybe 10 or 11 years old, who navigated the streets of New Delhi by lying, stomach-down, on an old skateboard, and pulling his body along with his arms. He didn’t have any legs. He rolled over to me, looked up into my eyes, and asked for money. Struggling not to cry, I reached into my pocket and handed over the equivalent of $10, less than what I spend on coffee each week. Giving him those $10 might be among the most destructive things I’ve ever done."

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Saints Who Suffered from Depression
Last edited 13th August 2014

With the topic of depression very much in the news this week, it seems a good time to remember that even the holiest of people have suffered from periods of despair, including St. John Vianney, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and St. Dymphna.

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