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Homily: Sunday 21 July

Sunday 21 July 2019

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

About 10 years before she died, my brothers and I banned our mother from the kitchen at Christmas time. As the family had grown, and as she had aged, the days when mum could cope with the old-style roast Christmas lunch with all the trimmings was well beyond her. She’s be stuck in the kitchen trying to keep it all going, while the rest of the family got on with the celebrating in the family room. In the end, it just made mum miserable – with a constant refrain afterwards of “I never got to speak with anyone!” So, we banned her from the kitchen and replaced the roast turkey and plum pudding with bring-your-own dishes.

Parish communities play a vital role in preventing domestic violence

Thursday 18 July 2019

Catholic Social Services Victoria
 
‘Families are a vital part of parish life. We want to promote strong and flourishing families and relationships,’ says Sr Nicole Rotaru rsm. ‘Knowing this, we can no longer ignore the critical issue of domestic violence within our local communities, and the Gospel mandate that calls us to do something about this.’
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