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The unconditional love of a mother

Sunday 14 May 2017

Bernadette Garcia, CatholicCare

‘Where there is a mother, there is tenderness,’ said Pope Francis, celebrating Mary, the Mother of God, at Mass on New Year’s Day.  Sadly, for many women, the journey to become a mother can be marred by years of disappointment and unfulfilled yearning.

From a mother and an educator

Sunday 14 May 2017

Words Lila McInerney

It’s not easy to be a good mother. It takes a lot of hard work and patience—constantly. I hope I am a good mother! My father used to tell me I was a good daughter and my friends say I’m a great friend. As a teacher, my students often give me positive feedback and as a Deputy Principal of Genazzano FCJ College, I receive wonderful affirmation for my capacity to lead. My husband often says I’m a good wife. He’s even been known to say I’m the best—but I accept, he’s probably biased! 

Announcing the winner of the inaugural Richard Stone Award

Friday 12 May 2017


Kofi Annan, serving as Secretary-General of the United Nations, said ‘If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever.’

This week, CatholicCare has acknowledged the contribution of volunteers at the presentation of the inaugural Richard Stone Award, named in honour of the late Richard Stone, who served on the Board of the Mary of the Cross Centre from 1999 to 2003, and then on the board of CatholicCare from 2003 until February 2016.

Budget 2017: Fairness and compassion should be the cornerstone of our society

Thursday 11 May 2017

Media and Communications Office
Today, Archbishop Denis Hart, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference stated that the Catholic Bishops welcome the government’s commitment to fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme and its housing measures to help people secure more affordable housing.

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