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Three Aboriginal Elders Honoured - NAIDOC Week
Last edited 10th July 2014

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.

JRS Slams Asylum Seeker Screening
Last edited 8th July 2014

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.

Stop the War on Boys in Classrooms
Last edited 7th July 2014

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.

Life Saving Surgery Rids Young Boy of Cantaloupe-Sized Tumour
Last edited 3rd July 2014

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.

Former Sex Slaves to Take Part in South Korea Mass with Pope
Last edited 2nd July 2014

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.


Notre Dame's Multi-Talented Head of Theatre Studies
Last edited 30th June 2014

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.

Egyptian Leader Will Not Intervene in Peter Greste's 7-year Sentence
Last edited 26th June 2014

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.


Resources for Youth Ministry from the Auckland Catholic Youth & Young Adult Ministry Website
Last edited 25th June 2014

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.


What The World Cup Has Taught Me About Ministry
Last edited 24th June 2014

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.

Parish Mourns Sudden Death of Beloved Priest
Last edited 17th June 2014

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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