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  • Australians Dig Deep for World's Poor       29 Jun 2012
    Australia continues to be among the world's most generous. The Government may have decided to trim the amount the nation spends on Foreign Aid in a bid to deliver a surplus, but not every day Australians.
  • Vocations Expo 2012 the Best Yet       29 Jun 2012
    Live music featuring popular singer-songwriter Vanessa Trujillo, Pittwater's SOUL Band and great rock groups from Youth For Christ and the Immaculata Community along with a host of other super-talented performers are just a few of the attractions lined up...
  • Refugee Crisis Needs Regional Solution       28 Jun 2012
    As the death toll from the sinking of two asylum seeker boats en route to Australia over the past week exceeds 100, Father Aloysius Mowe, SJ, Director of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has expressed his grief and sorrow at the increasing loss of life in the waters between Indonesia and Australia.
  • Christmas Islanders Alarmed at Mounting Death Toll       28 Jun 2012
    When news came through early yesterday morning that an asylum seeker boat filled with women and children had capsized off the Indonesia waters, Christmas Island local and father of two, Kamar Ismail experienced grief and a feeling of utter despair.
  • Expanded Definition of Domestic Violence Welcomed       26 Jun 2012
    Refuge centres caring for victims of domestic violence have welcomed the Federal Government's expanded definitions that came into effect this month making it an offence to harm pets, cut people off from their families or withhold financial support.
  • Every Human Life Has Intrinsic Value and Dignity       26 Jun 2012
    Voluntary euthanasia not only requires the will and judgment of the patient but the will and judgement of the doctor who must decide whether they agree with the patient, and that the patient would be better off dead.
  • Catholics Gear Up for Sydney's SCENE 2012       21 Jun 2012
    SCENE, Sydney's week-long celebration of faith, evangelisation, vocations and mission takes place in just two and a half weeks time and will build on the joy experienced by thousands of young people at World Youth Day (WYD) in Madrid last year.
  • CEOs Longest Night of the Year       21 Jun 2012
    St Vincent de Paul Society's annual CEO Sleepout takes place tonight but already 1055 of Australia's high fliers have raised a whopping $4 million to help the homeless.
  • Facebook's Money Grab Puts Kids at Risk       15 Jun 2012
    Plans by social networking goliath, Facebook to allow children under 13 to use its site is nothing more than a blatant money grab, says Australian author, publisher, social researcher and teacher, Maggie Hamilton.
  • World Council of Churches Urges Govt to Stop Intervention       14 Jun 2012
    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Dr Olav Fykse Tvelt has written to Prime Minister Julia Gillard from Geneva urging her and the Government not to pursue its Stronger Futures Bills and plans to expand the NT Intervention for a further 10 years.
  • Dooley's Generous Donation Supports Catholic Education       14 Jun 2012
    Thanks to a $34,000 grant from Dooley's Catholic Club at Lidcombe, 15 local Catholic schools will be able to offer bursaries to families battling to meet the cost of a Catholic education for their children.
  • Cold Snap and Nonstop Rain Tough on Homeless       14 Jun 2012
    Monday this week marked the wettest June day in more than five years. From Saturday, rain is predicted to continue until the end of the month. Matched with minimum temperatures dropping below 9⁰ C, Sydney's homeless are having a particularly tough time.
  • Walk With Christ - No Matter the Weather       14 Jun 2012
    The pouring rain and cold conditions did not deter around 5,ooo people last Sunday when they turned out for the annual Walk With Christ Eucharistic Procession in the heart of Sydney. Held annually on the Feast of Corpus Christi to celebrate the great gift of the Eucharist or the Body and Blood of Christ, ...
  • Ideal of Christian Marriage Under Great Threat - Archbishop       13 Jun 2012
    The availability of easy divorce is undermining the strength of commitment true marriage requires, the former Archbishop Barry Hickey of Perth warned members of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin yesterday.
  • Birthday Honours for St Vincent's Hospital Cardiologists       12 Jun 2012
    Two leading cardiologists at St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst, Professor Anne Keogh and Professor Michael Feneley were both recognised for their contribution and services to medicine in the Queen's Birthday honours yesterday.
  • Freedom of Speech Means Both Sides of Abortion Debate Need to be Heard       12 Jun 2012
    Abortion remains a red hot issue. But this should not prevent diverse opinions from being heard and both sides of the abortion argument discussed openly and honestly, says Rebecca Elias, President of LifeChoice Sydney, the newly-formed University of Sydney's pro-life student-based society.
  • 5000 Catholic Students Put on a Show!       8 Jun 2012
    A cast of 5000 performers from 162 Catholic schools across Sydney are in final rehearsals for an original all singing, all dancing production of "Tell Me a Story" at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.
  • Refugee-Hosted Cooking Classes Open Doors and Hearts       8 Jun 2012
    Cooking classes hosted by asylum seekers and refugees from Sydney's House of Welcome not only introduced locals to the delights of Congolese and Ugandan cuisine as well as delicious dishes from Pakistan and Sri Lanka, but proved such a success ...
  • Churches Burned and Priests Killed Amid Syria's Spiralling Violence       8 Jun 2012
    As Syria's violence spirals out of control with children, women and civilians massacred by pro-government forces and extremist militias, Christians have become unwitting terrified targets, their churches bombed, homes destroyed and family members kidnapped and held for ransom.
  • Aida the Musical - Mrs Carey's Latest Big Adventure       5 Jun 2012
    Karen Carey, the dedicated music teacher portrayed in the acclaimed documentary, Mrs Carey's Concert has another big adventure - a production involving students from three Sydney schools of the contemporary musical hit, Aida by Elton John and Tim Rice.
  • Australia's Pint-sized Future Olympian       1 Jun 2012
    Not many 9-year-olds take gold medals to school for show and tell. But not many 9-year-olds are named winners of the women's pairs at Australia's National Acrobatic Gymnastics Championships.
  • World Meeting of Families       1 Jun 2012
    Thousands of parents and families from around the world have gathered in Milan, Italy for the Seventh World Meeting of Families at a time when many feel the family and marriage are under attack.