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Art that comforts: Resources for praying with art

Thursday 1 October 2020

Communications Office Art, in many ways, is a form of hospitality. The artist, expressing a sense of vulnerability in presenting his or her work, invites the viewer to experience and receive what is being presented. In this sense, art is also a form of dialogue, for it evokes a response and thus opens a conversation. For centuries, art has helped communicate the truth and beauty of the Gospel, offering a universally accessible gateway into Christianity. Earlier this year, Pope Francis praised artists during his general audience, saying it was through artists that we...

Baptism by fire: Fr Trac reflects on an ‘extraordinary’ first year of priestly ministry

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Communications Office
In a year that is becoming quite memorable for all the wrong reasons, it’s easy to forget that the rest of life simply continues around us – another season of spring is upon us, babies continue to be born, schools have continued with online learning and, it seems, not even a global pandemic can stop finals footy from being played (albeit in a slightly warmer climate). This year has undoubtedly delivered some heavy punches. However, it’s also provided opportunities for us to reimagine the way we live, work and interact with one another. For Fr Trac Nguyen, who recently celebrated his one-year anniversary as a priest for the Archdiocese, it’s certainly been a year to remember. 

COVID and the Road Ahead

Thursday 24 September 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Victorians have been in exile from the homeland of our humanity for six months now. Throughout this exile, hope has been hard to come by as fear, fatigue and frustration have taken hold. Now, a way out of captivity has been set before us. Every Victorian has an interest in the Government’s Roadmap towards a ‘COVID-normal’ destination. But what do we actually want that destination to look like, and how might it shape the road ahead?

The ones with the least give the most: Sr Rita Malavisi RSJ

Wednesday 23 September 2020

This Sunday 27 September marks the 2020 World Day of Migrants and Refugees. To gain some insight into the daily realities faced by displaced people, we spoke to Sr Rita Malavisi, rsj, long-term volunteer with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) and recent winner of the National Volunteer of the Year Award from the Fundraising Institute of Australia for her fundraising efforts for the ASRC.