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Young Carers' mentor program a lifeline for kids Young Carers' mentor program a lifeline for kids

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.’

Mercy Action and Spirituality: Earth Day

Friday 27 April 2018

Mercy Action and Spirituality

On Saturday 21 April Sisters of Mercy, colleagues and friends, members of other Religious Congregations, parishioners from the Archdiocese of Melbourne and people involved with Australian Religious Response to Climate Change and other environmental action groups, gathered at the Mercy Action and Spirituality Hub in Carlton North for a celebration of Earth Day.
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