The Global Compact on Migration (GCM) might not have been on everyone’s summer reading list. However, it is a history-making document of immense importance in our globalised world, where the movement of people has reached unprecedented proportions. It is touted as the first ever global instrument to coordinate the governance of international migration.
The tragic drowning of 17-year-old Arash Yari at Parsons Beach on the South Coast of SA highlighted once again the need for migrants and refugees to be educated about the dangers of the sea and the importance of learning how to swim.
Readers share their views and thoughts following the acquittal of Archbishop Philip Wilson in December.
In her farewell speech, Heather Carey spoke openly and sincerely of her deep affection for Archbishop Philip Wilson and the traumatic legal process which last year concluded with his acquittal. These are her words.
The purpose of any calendar is to help people within a given society to order their lives. Most modern countries use the Gregorian calendar, but in actual fact there are about 40 different calendars in use around the world today, particularly for determining religious dates. The Church’s Liturgical Calendar is one of these and is not so much concerned with ‘counting days’ but in setting out guidelines for the celebration of the mystery of Christ over the period of a year.
With about 45,000 students in the State’s 102 Catholic schools starting Term 1 last week, Catholic Education SA director DR NEIL MCGORAN writes of the importance of families and educators working in partnership so that every child can flourish in 2019.
Starting school or going into a new class can be stressful for children and parents alike. Centacare’s parent education team asked parents what their successful strategies were for smoothing the transition, and their responses might surprise you.
Reflect how much we need the annual feast of Christmas. It comes and acts like a recharging of the soul.
Our justice system is based on the premise that a person is innocent until proven guilty. But what happens when a person is found guilty and then proven innocent? This is the conundrum facing Archbishop Philip Wilson and the Catholic Church in Australia following the overturning of the conviction against the former Adelaide Archbishop.
It’s that time of year again where the events and activities all around us signal the end of the current year. Our time and energies are taken up with rounding off this year’s work so we can have some respite from work and hopefully some quality family time.