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In conversation: Professor John Murtagh speaks leading up to CDAV... In conversation: Professor John Murtagh speaks leading up to CDAV...

In conversation: Professor John Murtagh speaks leading up to CDAV...

Friday 31 August 2018

Media and Communications Office 
Archdiocesan Director of Media and Communications, Shane Healy, sat down with renowned GP and author, Emeritus Professor John Murtagh AM ahead of next week’s CDAV (Catholic Doctors Association of Victoria) Annual Dinner.

Prof Murtagh discussed with Shane the joys of service and of his dedication to the medical profession, before exploring the challenges and rewards of life as a Catholic doctor.

Sparks of Beauty: how Australia's love for sport binds, breaks and inspires

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Media and Communications Office, Photography: Ken Nakanishi

Pope Francis speaks of ‘sparks of beauty and love’ as necessary to heal and mend humanity. 

The Archbishops Office for Evangelisation’s dialogue series, Sparks of Beauty, resumed Monday 3 September and explored the role of sport in the lives of Australians. 

Building a fairer Victoria: deputy leaders help launch pre-election brochure

Tuesday 28 August 2018

Media and Communications Office 

Deputy Premier James Merlino and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, David Hodgett, were distinguished guests as Catholic Social Services Victoria (CSSV) launched their 2018 Victorian Election brochure. 

The Monday morning forum, held at the Archdiocese’s Cardinal Knox Centre in East Melbourne, presented an opportunity for CSSV, Catholic agencies, community leaders and the public to engage with parliamentary candidates and hold a dialogue ahead of November’s state election. 

White Rose Mass: Xavier to host 75 year anniversary

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Adrian Agpasa, Office for Justice and Peace and The Benenson Society

‘The real damage is done by those millions who want to “survive”. The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves.’

It is disputed whether Sophie Scholl, a 21-year-old Christian German, said these words at the trial that would ultimately result in her execution. Yet 75 years on, the impact she and her fellow peers left behind in their fight against the Nazi regime for freedom and human dignity was not “little” and was certainly not a mere act of survival. They died for what was right and true.