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Catholic families come together to share and celebrate

Monday 30 October 2017

Andrew Murphy

From 29 September to 1 October, the NACF (National Association of Catholic Families) held their third annual conference, this time in Belgrave Victoria. The Belgrave Heights Convention Centre, set on a large property among trees with space to camp, for those who wished to brave the elements, provided a great setting for the three day conference. There were about 40 families in attendance. 

Reformation 500: Joint Catholic-Lutheran commemoration

Monday 30 October 2017

David Schütz, Executive Officer, Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission, Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

A special Lutheran and Catholic joint commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation took place on Saturday night (28 October) at St John’s Lutheran Church Southgate, featuring messages from Archbishop Denis Hart and Bishop Lester Priebbenow and the presentation of a Bach cantata “O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe” (BWV 34). The service was attended by more than 200 local members of the Catholic and Lutheran churches. 

Finding dignity in two pavilions of dying

Friday 27 October 2017

Andrew Hamilton, Eureka Street

Each October I join a ceremony at Ozanam House homelessness and housing crisis centre in Melbourne to remember people in its programs who have died during the year. Including volunteers, 30 or so people are remembered. Their colleagues and friends from the streets and staff members of the Ozanam programs and friends fill the hall.

Joys and struggles 'inseparable' in path to growth, female Church leader says

Thursday 26 October 2017

Mark Brolly (Photos: Justin Tan, of St Christopher's Syndal)

An Italian laywoman who leads an international body of priests, religious brothers and sisters and laypeople has told a Melbourne audience that what matters for Christians is not to live the joys or struggles of life for their own sake, ‘but to live what gives them meaning and binds them one to the other -- and that... is God’.