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SOS to Australia from Chretiens d’Orient (Christians in the Middle East)

Thursday 7 December 2017

Media and Communications Office

As Shirley Valentine once remarked, cynically, ‘marriage is like the Middle East. There’s no solution.’

But that doesn’t stop committed Catholics from trying to find one, at least for the Middle East. On two evenings in Melbourne parishes this week (Tuesday night in Dandenong North and Wednesday night in Thornbury), Benjamin Blanchard unfolded some of the recent history of both Iraq and Syria, along with a fervent plea for help and for action by Australians in particular, and the Western world in general.

Film Review: Wonder

Monday 11 December 2017

Peter Malone MSC, Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting

Wonder is an appealing example of the feel-good film. Yes, it is highly emotional and often wears its heart on its sleeve. However, it is a film which believes in the basic goodness of human nature.

Archbishop Hart responds to the Royal Commission’s Report into Case Study 35

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Media and Communications Office
 
The Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart has today received the report by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse into the Archdiocese of Melbourne in Case Study 35 covering the period up to the introduction of the Melbourne Response in 1996.
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