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Interview: Jesuit priest relates his time with India’s ‘Untouchables’

Friday 22 September 2017

Media and Communications OfficeAfter more than fifty years serving the Jesuit Missions in India, most of them as priest, Father Tony Herbert is visiting Australia from his home in Hazaribagh, in Jharkhand. He is here to release his new book, detailing his life and his fifty year mission among the Dalits, the so-called ‘Untouchables,’ the lowest of the Indian caste system.Fr Herbert’s book is called ‘Disturbing the Dust’. After Wednesday night’s launch, he shared some time with Melbourne Archdiocesan Director of Media and Communications, Shane Healy, to...

Dr Edward Sri in Melbourne: A recap

Tuesday 19 September 2017

John Smyth, Parousia Media (Photos: Fiona Basile)

Dr Edward Sri is a theologising, speaking and writing dynamo from the USA. As a leader of the new generation of Catholic lay evangelists he thrives on preaching the Gospel and explaining how the Catholic Church’s teachings bring joy to people’s lives. After speaking to thousands of people in Sydney, Dr Sri came to Melbourne for the final day of his Australian tour which was organised by Parousia Media and sponsored by Catholic Super. Using his unique mix of humour and storytelling, Dr Sri challenged and inspired around 500 people at his Melbourne events.

Wuerl: Pope sees 'journeying together' as essential to life of church

Friday 15 December 2017

Mark Zimmermann, Catholic News Service (CNS photo/Phil Humnicky, courtesy Georgetown University)
The process of ‘journeying together’ during the Catholic Church's synods of bishops examining contemporary challenges on marriage and family life offers a map for the church's outreach, Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl said on 12 September.

Cuba: The chapel fell, but not the Church

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Maria Lozano, ACN News 
A leading Catholic bishop in Cuba has described the damage in the parts of his diocese devastated by Hurricane Irma.

Archbishop Wilfredo Pino Estevez of Camagüey told the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) how he visited the town of Esmeralda in the eastern province of Camaguey, the day after it was struck by the storm.