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Life and death and life again

Thursday 20 July 2017

Paul Zammit, Senior Manager Pastoral Services with CatholicCare
Not long before she was expected to die, Margaret decided to show me her photo journal that she had been compiling for some time. What struck me were the photos of Margaret and of her mother pasted next to each other on the page.

National conference: Cast into the deep

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Media and Communications Office
This morning Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson delivered his keynote address at the fifth national conference of the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office. The conference is taking place in Melbourne, at the Australian Catholic University campus and runs from today until tomorrow afternoon.

What fuelled the crisis in the West?

Thursday 20 July 2017

Andrew Hamilton, Eureka Street

Most political comment focuses on current situations, ignoring the broader social and cultural currents that flow into them. A recent article by Paul Kelly in the Australian was welcome for taking a larger view. It has the virtues and limitations of such writing, and one crucial omission.

Don Bosco’s winter holiday camps thrill seekers again

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Text by Teaghan Dolan, Don Bosco volunteer leader

As the winter school holidays approach, we are often greeted with some of Melbourne’s best rainy, cold and miserable weather – but the show goes on at Don Bosco Camp for its annual Junior and Senior Winter Holiday Camps!

Each year Don Bosco Camp hosts holiday camps for young people aged 9-16 from all over Melbourne, with even a few interstate campers making the trek down to Safety Beach.