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February 2016

It is my privilege and pleasure to welcome you to the first edition of our new diocesan magazine, Melbourne Catholic. As we step into this new venture to celebrate our life and mission together as a Catholic community, we heed the call of Pope Francis to reach beyond ourselves in the strength and the joy of the gospel.  We all know only too well that we live in difficult times. Our hearts have gone out to the displaced millions of Syria and the Middle East, and in a special way to our Christian brothers and sisters who under persecution have left their homes … but not...

The Sun of Justice has risen!

Thursday 23 April 2015
DURING this season of Easter, the joy of the Resurrection of Jesus fills the whole Church. For seven weeks—a ‘week of weeks’—each day is like a Sunday, as the Church rejoices to recall the victory of our Lord over death, sin and evil.

Mercy and truth have met

Monday 20 April 2015
THE paradox between divine mercy and divine justice is one that we, as human beings, find hard to reconcile.

Preparing for the Synod on the Family

Thursday 5 March 2015
IN OCTOBER 2015, the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will gather at the Vatican to reflect upon ‘The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and the Contemporary World’.