Reflections

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Effective Safeguarding Committee Training now online

Thursday 23 April 2020

Professional Standards UnitThe Professional Standards Unit has designed an online learning video to assist all those involved in the implementation of child safety policies and procedures within a Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne parish, agency or entity. Each parish, agency or entity within the Archdiocese is required to form a Safeguarding Committee, and in this video the PSU explains the role of this committee, suitability of candidates for the role and how this committee might operate. 

This is my Body. Believe. Peace be with you.

Sunday 19 April 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Homily: Second Sunday of Easter (Year A) 
 
Every resurrection appearance of Jesus is characterised by two quite particular features: the disciples initially do not recognise Jesus; and Jesus does something to demonstrate his bodily presence. So, when Jesus appears to Mary Magdala, she initially thinks he’s the gardener, and tells her not to cling to him; the two disciples heading to Emmaus do not recognise him until the breaking of the bread in the evening; the first appearance to the eleven involves both incredulity on the part of the apostles and Jesus asking for something to eat; and on the Sea of Galilee, the disciples do not initially recognise the man on the shore cooking them breakfast. 

Pandemics and the ancient Church

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Communications Office 
 
While we self-isolate, it’s important to see this pandemic in perspective and avoid panic: if history has taught us anything, it is that the Christian family has not only withstood the viral outbreaks of the past, but has flourished because of them.  
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