After living in Pakistan for 30 years, Fr Renato Zecchin SJ is saddened to see neighouring Afghanistan plunged into further chaos and despair after the Taliban stormed Kabul last month.
As Catholics prepare to celebrate Migrant and Refugee Sunday on September 26, Francisco and Rosalinda Lacar speak about their decision to leave the Philippines and migrate to Australia with their five children in 1987.
With less than a month until the opening session of the Fifth Plenary Council assembly, lay member Maddy Forde is speaking to as many young people as possible to ready herself for her involvement in the process.
Sundays are a big day for Ron Knolder of Glenelg. He’s usually up at 6am putting on a roast or cooking corned beef and vegetables and preparing a lavish picnic lunch for a group of his friends.
With significant wedding anniversaries being recognised in parishes in September, one couple whose 65 years of marriage have been firmly grounded in their local parish is Kathleen and Jude Smith.
In his early twenties David Gauci discerned a vocation in the priesthood, however after a few years in the seminary he felt his calling was to share his gift of singing with those around him. Today he uses the life lessons learned from the Sisters of St Joseph during his childhood to inspire music students at Cardijn College.
If you happen to drop into one of the meetings of the Dulwich Vinnies Conference you might be lucky to witness the small band of volunteers putting together Annie’s Packs… but make sure you don’t blink!
Their novitiate year may not have gone exactly according to plan, but five Passionist novices were able to make their first profession at The Monastery earlier this month.
Restrictions imposed during the pandemic have resulted in innovative ways to spread God’s Word and also inspired the topic of seminarian Br Joshua Nash’s Masters thesis.
Sr Helen Armstrong is adamant she would never have had such a “fascinating life” if she hadn’t been a member of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH).
When Fr John Chambers was ordained on July 1 1961 he made a promise that in every Mass he offered he would thank God for the people in his pastoral care.