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In Torquay this week, the question is asked: Where the hell is God? In Torquay this week, the question is asked: Where the hell is God?

In Torquay this week, the question is asked: Where the hell is God?

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Media and Communications Office

Gathering in Torquay this week, all the priests of the Melbourne Archdiocese are coming together for the annual Melbourne Clergy Conference. This year’s major theme is, ‘Tough times – joyful leadership’, being underpinned by four separate talks from the 2018 keynote speaker, Jesuit priest Richard Leonard.

Among the topics Fr Leonard will be covering at the Conference is his challenging question, ‘Where the hell is God’, subtitled ‘Holding to faith through tough times’. 

For the love of God: review

Thursday 21 June 2018

David Halliday, Media and Communications Office

For the love of God was made by the Centre of Public Christianity (CPX), an Australian not-for-profit media company that aims to ‘promote the public understanding of the Christian faith’. 

Fourteenth annual Jewish and Catholic Friendship Dinner explores youth issues

Wednesday 20 June 2018

David Marlow and David Schütz 

The Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission (EIC) of the Melbourne Archdiocese co-hosted the fourteenth Jewish and Catholic Friendship Dinner with the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) on Sunday at the Catholic Leadership Centre. 

JCCV President Jennifer Huppert and EIC Chair Fr Cameron Forbes welcomed over eighty members of Victoria’s Jewish and Catholic communities to the evening.

Joy and optimism: Myanmar's Cardinal Bo in Melbourne

Friday 15 June 2018

Media and Communications Office  

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Myanmar’s first and only cardinal, was the keynote speaker on Friday 15 June as Catholic Mission hosted a reflective seminar, Pope Francis’ First Five Years. This seminar, held at Newman College, examined and celebrated Pope Francis’ pastoral vision of mercy, justice, love and care for the Earth. 

The Ruddock review and responding to change

Friday 15 June 2018

Media and Communications Office 

The Federal Government’s Inquiry into Religious Liberty, under the leadership of Philip Ruddock, presented its report to Malcom Turnbull in May 2018.

The report, which currently remains unreleased to the public, is in the hands of the Prime Minister. It will offer Australia’s leadership an insight into how the country should move forward at a time where religious freedom remains hotly debated.
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