National News

Carer support keeps retired couple together

Thursday 12 October 2017

Villa Maria Catholic Homes
Roseanne Boyle, 62, tries not to dwell on what she and her husband Steve have lost since his stroke in 2008.

The pair, from Wodonga, had taken early retirement and were caravanning around Australia when Steve suffered the stroke, which has left him paralysed down one side of his body and reliant on an electric wheelchair.

World Mental Health Day

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Bishop Terence Brady

World Mental Health Day is observed annually on 10 October. This year, the Church has sought to celebrate this day as an opportunity to encourage a truly pastoral view that embraces our total community as the living Body of Christ.


Film Review: Blade Runner 2049

Monday 9 October 2017

Peter W. Sheehan, Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting
If one was asked the question ‘What two science fiction movies best stand the test of time, at this point, for classic status?’ this reviewer would have to say: Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ (1968), and Ridley Scott’s ‘Blade Runner’ (1982) - the first for masterful direction and detailed visuals, the second for fantasy simulation of a possible future in a crowded world (in 2019) where machines and humans are virtually indistinguishable. 

Interfaith Vigils held for Stop Adani Day of Action

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Australian Religious Response to Climate Change
Faith communities joined a nation-wide Day of Action on the weekend of 7-8 October, against Adani’s proposed Carmichael coal mine. Hundreds of Christians, Buddhists and others from a range of traditions attended three Meditation and Prayer Vigils, in Sydney, Melbourne and Kiama, organised by the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC).