National News

Film review: The Only Boy Living in New York

Monday 16 October 2017

Peter Malone MSC, Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting
Innocent or naive? Quite a significant question that audiences will raise in getting to know this only boy living in New York City. He is 25 but the title is boy. And is he innocent or naive? Certainly awkward, gawky, not knowing the ways of the world but having to learn them. And, in what ways is he living? 

Archbishop releases Pastoral Letter on 'assisted suicide'

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Media and Communications  

Yesterday, Archbishop Denis Hart—along with Bishop Paul Bird, Bishop Patrick O'Regan and Bishop Leslie Tomlinson—sent a Pastoral Letter to the Catholics of Victoria about voluntary assisted suicide in the lead up to the debate over the controversial assisted dying bill in parliament next week. The head of the Australian Medical Association warns that the passage of the bill ‘would be a victory for fear over hope’.

Catechesis and persons with disabilities: A necessary engagement in the daily pastoral life of the church

Friday 13 October 2017

Broken Bay Diocese
The Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, in collaboration with The Kairos Forum, is hosting an International Convention in Rome during October for more than 450 participants working in the area of catechesis for persons with disabilities.