National News

Which refugees would Jesus resettle?

Thursday 14 July, 2016.

Aloysious Mowe SJ, Eureka Street , December 2015.

A WOMAN goes up to Jesus to plead for her daughter's life. Jesus won't even look at her: she's a Canaanite, from a despised people long regarded as an enemy of the Jewish people. When she continues to beg for his help, he says, dismissively, 'I am here to help only people of the Jewish faith, my own people. Helping you would be like taking food away from children and tossing it to a dog.'

Parishes called to acknowledge the vital role of seafarers in the Year of Mercy

Monday 4 July 2016

Media and Communications Office

ON SEA SUNDAY, 10 July, Catholic parishes throughout Australia will acknowledge the vital role of over 130,000 Seafarers who transit through Australia’s 25 ports while working at sea and the associated, dedicated port chaplains and volunteers. The parish support will be generated through a collection based on the annual, national Sea Sunday appeal.