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It’s all about hope. And waiting. It’s all about hope. And waiting.

It’s all about hope. And waiting.

Friday 2 December 2016

Cathy Jenkins, director, Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation

Isn’t it a wonderful time of year! Lights, decorations, the Christmas crib, angels. I’ve been thinking about light and Advent hope. For us, candles are decorative and celebratory. After the oil lamp, candles became an alternative source of light for the ancient peoples. It is thought that candle making dates back to 500 CE and it is not hard to imagine how life-changing it must have been for the generations past to have such a simple thing bring light to the darkness of night.

Altona North parish celebrates 30th anniversary of papal visit

Friday 2 December 2016

James Ryan, principal, St Leo the Great Primary School

For many parishioners and former parishioners of Saint Leo’s, the visit of Pope John Paul II to the parish on 28 November 1986 is a profound and lasting memory. 

The thought that the Pontiff would visit a humble suburban parish within the Archdiocese of Melbourne was just that: a thought!

Video: Melbourne's Catholic and Anglican Archbishops send joint letter to Victoria’s premier

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Media and Communications Office

On Tuesday the Anglican and Catholic Archbishops of Melbourne took the unusual step of sending a joint letter to the Premier, expressing their grave concern that, in response to a crisis in the youth justice system, the Government has placed a number of children and young people in the maximum security Barwon prison. They have urged the government to find more appropriate accommodation for these children and young people in the care of the State.

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