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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."


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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50 Years of Solidarity - Caritas Australia
Last edited 12th August 2014

Join Caritas Australia as they celebrate 50 years of walking alongside many of the world's most vulnerable communities in our 50 year history, helping to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity worldwide.


We Cannot Be Silent: A Response - Good Samaritan Catholic College, Hinchinbrook, Western Sydney
Last edited 10th August 2014

After hearing of the attacks on Jewish students on 6th August, the students at Good Samaritan organised to produce this response they felt needed to be heard. As Catholics, we stand in solidarity with our Jewish brothers. May we seek to be lights of hope and peace in our world today. May we start locally, in Sydney, our multicultural city filled with people of all walks of life.


National Missing Persons Week, 3-9 August
Last edited 8th August 2014

This week is National Missing Persons Week in Australia. 35,000 people (or one person every 15 minutes) are reported missing each year. While the overwhelming majority of these are found, there remain around 1600 people in Australia who have been missing for six months or more.


HAPPINESS - Video by Christopher Stefanick
Last edited 27th July 2014

Faith isn't one of the many components of life. It has everything to do with the happiness we were made for. Jesus didn't come to take away our "fun." In his own words, "I have told you these things so that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete!" (John 15:11) Watch this moving video by Christopher Stefanick.

At AIDS Conference, Catholics Worry About Reduced Funding for Programs
Last edited 22nd July 2014

Catholics gathered for the 20th International AIDS Conference worry that medical advances against the HIV pandemic are leading to decreased attention and less funding for the struggle against the deadly virus. Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, a special adviser on HIV and AIDS to Caritas Internationalis, said major strides in AIDS treatment have caused many to think it is no longer a fatal disease.

Condemn & Take Action to Stop Exploitative Universal Royalty Child Beauty Pageant from Coming to Australia.
Last edited 21st July 2014

Universal Royalty’s Child Beauty Pageant is coming to Melbourne, Australia, despite clear evidence from experts that the practise is detrimental to the normal and healthy development of children.

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