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Annual Anti-poverty week ecumenical service

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Mark Clarke, Office for Justice and Peace
Many organisations, schools, individuals, churches and communities devote many hours to alleviating the poverty of our neighbours, locally, nationally and around the Globe. Each year in Australia we mark Anti-poverty week as a time to reflect, regroup and re-dedicate ourselves to tackling the poverty that attacks the human dignity of our brothers and sisters. 

Debate has commenced on the Victorian Assisted Suicide bill

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Media and Communications Office
Victorian MPs struggled yesterday to contain their emotions, including Premier Daniel Andrews who opened the parlimentary debate and vote on the state's proposed ‘Voluntary Assisted Dying’ bill. While the Andrews government hopes its bill will pass through the lower house by the end of the week, Deputy Premier James Merlino is standing firm in his opposition.

'Nothing is impossible with God'

Thursday 19 October 2017

Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation
Over two weeks in October, parish liturgy teams attended Advent preparation sessions hosted by the Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation. The sessions included a two-part look at the Gospel of Mark and the Advent readings by renowned biblical scholar Rev. Prof. Francis Moloney SDB AO, as well as workshops on preparing the liturgical environment and music.