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Melbourne welcomes two Cardinals

Melbourne welcomes two Cardinals

Friday 26 November 2010This week, Melbourne welcomed two cardinals: Cardinal Wilfrid Napier OFM, Archbishop of Durban, South Africa and Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Both participated in the 25th annual Dom Helder Camara Lecture series hosted at Newman College in Parkville.

Nicholas Tonti-Filippini Letter to Senators

Tonti_Filippini_100Monday 22 November 2010

Nicholas Tonti-Filippini, Melbourne bio-ethicist, has written to Australia’s Senators about the proposal to permit euthanasia in the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory.  His very personal letter is reproduced below.

Abbot John Klassen visits Melbourne

Abbot KlassenFriday 19 November 2010

This week, Melbourne welcomed Rev John Klassen OSB, Abbot of Saint John's Abbey and Chancellor of Saint John’s University in Minnesota. Abbot John spoke last night at the 25th annual Dom Helder Camara lecture series at Newman College in Parkville. To read Abbot John's Dom Helder Camara lecture, click here.
To download Abbot John's lecture, Silence and Contemplation click here.To download Abbot John's lecture, Lectio Divina click here.

Pisani diamond anniversary

Pisani 75th anniversaryThursday 18 November 2010

It is not often that a milestone such as a 75th wedding anniversary comes our way; especially at a time when old-fashioned love and loyalty towards a spouse is not as common as it once was. But this is a story of a loyal and loving couple who in the goodness and witness of God have dedicated 75 years to each other and to their family.

Thanksgiving Mass for Trishna and Krishna

trishna__Krishna_100Wednesday 17 November

By Celeste Badman

On Wednesday 17 November, Moira Kelly and her Children First Foundation held a thanksgiving mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral to celebrate the one year anniversary of the surgical separation of conjoined twins, Trishna and Krishna.