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Message from Archbishop Comensoli: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli  
Due to the rapidly changing situation in respect to the threat posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and acting on the advice of the Australian and Victorian Department of Health, the following precautionary measures are to apply across the Archdiocese of Melbourne effective 28 February 2020. 

The Long View: Ranmal from Caritas on how to change communities for good

Wednesday 26 February 2020

Communications Office
Caritas Australia’s Ranmal Samarawickrama changes lives, and he wants to remind you that, no matter how small your contribution is, you do too. Ranmal is Manager for Asia at Caritas, working alongside Caritas’ local partners empowering communities to break free from the cycle of poverty, whilst ensuring they are architects of their own development. When we spoke with him in the lead up to Project Compassion, Ranmal explained how everyone has their role to play when it comes to international aid and development. And when you take the long view, the effect of even the smallest contribution is momentous. 




Serving communities with courage and compassion: Francis Sullivan delivers opening keynote

Thursday 27 February 2020

Communications Office 
More than 200 community leaders gathered for an opening keynote address by Francis Sullivan, former CEO of the Catholic Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council to launch the biennial Catholic Social Services national conference, ‘Serving communities with courage and compassion’. 

Social Justice Week: 20-27 February

Wednesday 19 November 2020

Andrew Hamilton 
We all have an instinctive sense of what is fair. It can be very sharp when we assess what people or governments owe to us, less sharp in judging what we owe to others, and quite blunt about what our duties to people distant and different from us. We often need to be shocked into broadening our vision.