Three outstanding Aboriginal Elders and members of the Archdiocese of Sydney's Aboriginal Catholic Ministry were honoured by the Church of Reconciliation at La Perouse on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday which marked the start of NAIDOC week.
The Jesuit Refugee Service Australia (JRS) is deeply concerned about reports that Australia has intercepted two boatloads of Sri Lankan asylum seekers near Christmas Island and the Cocos Islands and has planned a mid-ocean transfer to the Sri Lankan Navy after conducting a mere four-question assessment of the asylum seekers via video link.
What ever happened to letting "boys be boys?" Take these two cases: In one, a seven-year-old boy was sent home for nibbling a Pop Tart into a gun. In another, a teacher was so alarmed by a picture drawn by a student (of a sword fight), that the boy's parents were summoned in for a conference.
Seven-year-old Jhonny Lameon was born with a severe facial deformity, which developed into a melon-sized growth which obscured his vision and severely compromised his quality of life. Not-for-profit group Interplast organised visas and tickets for the Phillipino boy and his mother, funding the flights to Australia where he would receive the pro-bono surgery.
group of South Korean women who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese army during World War II will attend an Aug. 18 Mass with Pope Francis when he visits the country.
Theatre Studies students at the University of Notre Dame Sydney not only have a chance to explore stage craft, the theory and practice of acting, set design, the fundamentals of directing, producing and a broad range of theatre skills, but are also able to take part in professional productions. With the dynamic British-born Sydney-based professional actor, writer, producer and director, Jane Bergeron as Head of Theatre Studies at UNDA's Sydney campus, undergraduates quickly learn anything and everything is possible.
Egypt's President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has declared he will not intervene in the court decision that sentenced Australian journalist Peter Greste to seven years jail despite mounting international pressure.
A youth minister will find a treasure trove of youth group lessons and helpful information from this helpful resource section on the Auckland Diocese Catholic Youth and Young Adult Ministry website.
Want students to be excited about going to summer camp? Have your leadership go all in promoting it like crazy in everything you do. Facebook, Instagram, service announcements, leaders personally asking if they are going. Make it impossible to not know about it.
Father David Hume, Parish Priest of St John XXIII Parish at Glenwood-Stanhope Gardens in Sydney's outer west died suddenly over the weekend. He was 56.
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