As South Australians prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide, Patrick O’Regan, has paid tribute to the “heroic dedication and service” of health workers.
A family that plays together stays together. That’s the advice of Arthur Siow, choirmaster at Holy Cross Church, Goodwood, who sings with three of his five children at Sunday Masses, and at special events in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral.
The generosity of former refugees from South Australia’s Vietnamese community will help refugees and asylum seekers become job ready and obtain employment through a program developed by the Vinnies Refugee and Asylum Seeker Service.
Dr Ron Hoenig’s deep commitment to interfaith relations has its roots in German-occupied Hungary where his Jewish mother was protected by a young Christian municipal guard while her parents and four siblings were killed in Auschwitz.
When boatloads of Vietnamese refugees began arriving on our shores in the late 70s and early 80s, together with those arriving by plane from refugee camps in other countries, there was a level of fear and ignorance about what this meant for our nation.
The small rural parish of Kangaroo Island has experienced its fair share of hardship in recent times, on top of the ongoing challenges facing remote Catholic communities.