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Pope Francis appoints the Hon Neville Owen to child protection council Pope Francis appoints the Hon Neville Owen to child protection council

Pope Francis appoints the Hon Neville Owen to child protection council

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Media and Communications Office
 
As of this week, Australia’s the Hon Neville Owen is one of the most important people in the church in the area of child safety. Last Saturday, Pope Francis appointed eight new members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. Among them was the Hon. Justice Neville Owen, Australian chair of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council.

Wealth of culture and experience inform Catholic Religious Education summit

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Australian Catholic University  
 
Malta’s cultural and religious richness was the stage for the recent inaugural International Conference of Catholic Religious Education.

Associate Professor Michael Buchanan (Australian Catholic University, ACU) and Associate Professor Adrian Mario Gellel (University of Malta) brought together more than 100 scholars and teachers from around the globe for the convocation.

#metoo and the Church

Monday 19 February 2018

David Halliday, Media and Communications Office
 
It was a Sunday in October last year when actress Alyssa Milano launched a global movement. ‘If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet,’ she wrote. Even Milano could not have predicted the tsunami of responses. Within eight days, the #Metoo hashtag was tweeted 1.7 million times across 85 countries. 

Film Review: I, Tonya

Monday 19 February 2018

Fr Peter Malone MSC, Australian Catholic Office for Film & Broadcasting

This is a strongly autobiographical title. And the Tonya is champion ice skater, Tonya Harding – who, in the 1990s, was known as a determined competitor and who was responsible for paying injury to her main rival, Nancy Kerrigan. With this film, this aspect of the reputation will happen all over again.
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