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Vocations

Vocation to priesthood a personal experience

In National Vocations Awareness Week, Archbishop Philip Wilson talks about his calling to the priesthood as a young child and his journey to becoming a priest. He also discusses the support offered by the archdiocese for those thinking about the priesthood or Religious life.

News

Addressing the root cause of drug use

Our Catholic community needs to think very seriously about the issue of drug use through programs in our schools and parishes, says Archbishop Philip Wilson in his podcast this month.

International

Pope laments acceptance of human trafficking

During Sunday's Angelus prayer, the Pope recalled that July 30 is the United Nation's World Day Against Human Trafficking. It is a cause especially close to Pope Francis. Thus with harsh words, he lamented that the world has almost become accustomed to this criminal situation.

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Pope Francis explains how to face life's difficulties

Rome's intense heat did not stop thousands of pilgrims from attending Sunday's Angelus prayer in St Peter's Square. Pope Francis explained that God understands that life is hard, but at the same time, invites people not to remain stuck in the difficulties and problems that afflict the heart.

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Communicating a timeless message

The flagship of our communication efforts – the award winning newspaper The Southern Cross – will continue to be published monthly in print and distributed to all parishes and agencies. However, in recognition of the changing needs of news consumers, in particular younger people, and the development of direct and instantaneous forms of communication through digital technology, we will be moving to a daily digital media platform.