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Chaplaincy Sunday: Extending the hand of support Chaplaincy Sunday: Extending the hand of support

Chaplaincy Sunday: Extending the hand of support

Friday 18 March 2018

Sr Mary O’Shannassy, Director of Catholic Prison Ministry Victoria 

The 2018 Melbourne Catholic Archbishop’s Charitable Fund, Chaplaincy Sunday Appeal, is focused on the great work of our dedicated Prison Chaplains. 
Scattered throughout our state of Victoria are 15 prison and correctional centres in which there are approximately 7,200 residents, 512 of whom are women.

Australian church architecture to rise highest in Venice exhibition

Thursday 17 March 2018

Media and Communications Office

One of Australia’s leading architects arrives in Venice next week for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Bienniale, running from May 26th to November 25th. For the first time in the Architecture Bienniale’s history, the Vatican will be making a splash in the canaled Italian city by inviting ten architects from across the globe to participate in a straightforward, yet challenging brief.

Young Carers' mentor program a lifeline for kids

Saturday 5 May 2018

Villa Maria Catholic Homes

On the surface, Xavier Bulger is your typical 12-year-old. The Mooroopna local loves fishing, cars, motorbikes, and is adjusting to life at high school. 

But look closer and you’ll see Xavier is dealing with issues far beyond his 12 years. Xavier’s mum, Kristie, has terminal cancer. Since her diagnosis three years ago, he’s acted as her carer; helping out around the house when she’s too sick from chemo.

‘Your God is too small’: The Pope's astronomer putting faith in science

Friday 27 April 2018

Media and Communications Office
‘Your God is too small,’ Br Guy Consolmagno posited to his audience. 

The crowd, gathered inside Federation Square’s Deakin Edge auditorium, were fixed on Br Guy’s vivid presentation slides as he navigated the enchanted ticket holders through a galaxy of scientific understanding and spiritual reflection. 

The Ozanam Conversation: Bishop Vincent Long and Geraldine Doogue

Friday 27 April 2018

Media and Communications Office

After 20 years as the Ozanam Lecture, last evening saw the introduction in Melbourne of the Ozanam Conversation, conducted in East Melbourne at the Catholic Leadership Centre.

Bishop Vincent Long, former Melbourne auxiliary Bishop and now Bishop of Parramatta, joined Australian journalist and broadcaster Geraldine Doogue for a conversation on the topic ‘What it means to be a Catholic organisation in a post-Royal Commission world.’