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Catholic sector thanks Victorian aged care workers

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Catholic Health Australia ‘Our workers are there on the frontline - they are quite literally the bulwark between the pandemic and the most vulnerable in our community,’ says CHA Chief Executive Pat Garcia. The largest non-government grouping of aged care services in Australia, Catholic Health Australia, thanks its workers as they continue to provide compassionate care in the face of a surging pandemic. CHA, whose Victorian members include Mercy, St Vincent’s and Villa Maria, among others, said its aged care workers are doing an amazing job as they battle a second...

Celebrating our teachers: Laura Mason

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Communications Office
To celebrate the teachers within our Catholic education system, Melbourne Catholic will be running a series of interviews with teachers from Catholic schools all around Melbourne. Ms Laura Mason teaches Religion and Drama and is Social Justice and Community Service Coordinator at Catholic Regional College Caroline Springs. We got in touch with Laura about COVID, and her teaching journey.  

Home in hard places: St Ignatius Loyola

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Andrew Hamilton 
St Ignatius spent much of his life drawing people beyond trivial pursuits and became at home in hard places. He had to convalesce after being wounded in battle. He begged his way around Spain, slept rough, had constant run-ins with authorities suspicious of his faith and morals, and faced every obstacle in placing himself and his friends at the disposal of the Pope. If resilience is a quality highly to be prized—as is widely proclaimed in this year of coronavirus—Ignatius had it in spades. It came from his conviction that God loved him and was calling him into service, and that the map of the future would be written in the successes, the failures, the lights and the unnoticed shadows of his life. In a world marked by bitter conflicts, by people wanting unconditional commitment to narrow causes, by war and plague and troubled conscience, he listened to people and led them to focus on what really matters. 

Catholic community expresses deep regret over Hagia Sofia conversion

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Communications Office 
The president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, and Archbishop Makarios, Archbishop of Australia and Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church have expressed ‘deep regret’ in a joint statement, saying Hagia Sophia’s revised status as a mosque with sow division in an already divided world. From the Archdiocese of Melbourne’s Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations, the Chair of the Commission and Episcopal Vicar Fr Denis Stanley also joined in expressing disappointment at the change of status from museum to mosque.

'Revealers of Jesus': Video message from Archbishop Peter A Comensoli

Monday 27 July 2020

Archbishop Peter A Comensoli
How might we be “revealers of Jesus” during this time of pandemic? In his latest video message, Archbishop Peter A Comensoli encourages the community to draw strength from Jesus, whose vulnerability on the cross revealed to the world the depths of His love. Let us take our fragility and bring it to the foot of the Cross, offering it up to Jesus and seeing in Him a way to live through these challenging times.