Advocacy - the Vinnies' lesser known work

Monday 13 October 2014
IN March 2014, after 35 years as a forensic scientist for Victoria Police and the NSW Health Department Michael Liddy's life took a different turn when he was appointed Victorian president of the St Vincent de Paul Society, or ‘Vinnies’ as it is commonly known.

A feast of exotic spiritual splendour

Monday 13 October 2014
THE rich tradition of Eastern Christian spirituality and imagery will be celebrated at the Art Gallery of Ballarat from 18 October 2014 to 26 January 2015 with the exhibition EIKON: Icons of the Orthodox Christian World.

Time out with Dr Nicholas Tonti-Filippini

Friday 10 October 2014
DR Nicholas Tonti-Filippini's office looks like that of any academic. Walls covered in book shelves, every spare inch covered in papers, journals and other signs of intellectual life. 

The cathedral of the north

Tuesday 7 October 2014
THERE is a story that when the church of the Immaculate Conception, Seymour, was being planned in 1938, Archbishop Daniel Mannix requested that it be built tall enough to be seen across the roofs from the railway line, in order that, returning from Sydney to Melbourne by train, ‘I might know that I am back in my Archdiocese’.