Melbourne News

Building a fairer Victoria: deputy leaders help launch pre-election brochure

Tuesday 28 August 2018

Media and Communications Office 

Deputy Premier James Merlino and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, David Hodgett, were distinguished guests as Catholic Social Services Victoria (CSSV) launched their 2018 Victorian Election brochure. 

The Monday morning forum, held at the Archdiocese’s Cardinal Knox Centre in East Melbourne, presented an opportunity for CSSV, Catholic agencies, community leaders and the public to engage with parliamentary candidates and hold a dialogue ahead of November’s state election. 

White Rose Mass: Xavier to host 75 year anniversary

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Adrian Agpasa, Office for Justice and Peace and The Benenson Society

‘The real damage is done by those millions who want to “survive”. The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves.’

It is disputed whether Sophie Scholl, a 21-year-old Christian German, said these words at the trial that would ultimately result in her execution. Yet 75 years on, the impact she and her fellow peers left behind in their fight against the Nazi regime for freedom and human dignity was not “little” and was certainly not a mere act of survival. They died for what was right and true.