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Shoah memorial service: Faith communities gather to commemorate... Shoah memorial service: Faith communities gather to commemorate...

Shoah memorial service: Faith communities gather to commemorate...

Tuesday 20 March 2018

David Schutz, Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission

The annual Christian ecumenical Shoah Memorial Service was held Monday 19 March 2018 at Melbourne Grammar School. The evening was organised by a joint committee of members of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne Committee for Interfaith Relations, the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission, and the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania Working Group on Christian-Jewish Relations.

Site of Mary MacKillop’s birthplace not under threat, says Church

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Media and Communications Office

After reports in The Herald Sun that the Catholic Church is ‘selling off the birth site’ of St Mary MacKillop, both the Church and St Vincent’s Private Hospital, the purchaser of the site, have taken pains to point out that the birthplace of Mary, at the top of Brunswick Street in Fitzroy, is in no way imperilled. 

Bringing humanity back to the cult of numbers

Thursday 15 March 2018

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ, Eureka Street

Pythagoras, the fifth century Greek philosopher and the name behind the theorem, was a mythical figure. All the significant developments in ancient philosophy, mathematics, music, geometry and astronomy, as well as the founding of a community of mystics and scholars, were attributed to him.

At the heart of his contribution was the almost religious wonder at a world in which the human intelligence could understand and handle such different phenomena as music, architecture and the stars through mathematics. The building blocks of the world were seen to be numbers. The ascetic pursuit of the harmony of the universe replaced more primitive religions based on sacrifice to the gods.

Good for your wallet and the environment

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Villa Maria Catholic Homes

Did you know 75 per cent of Australians have thrown clothes away at some point in the past year?

If you haven’t heard of ‘fast fashion’ yet, you soon will. It’s a phrase reflecting the advent of more accessible and affordable fashion; meaning consumers are shopping more than ever before. It also depicts cheap, disposable clothing that has a high carbon footprint to produce and often ends up in landfill. And it’s fast becoming part of our social conscience.