July 2020

Voices of the oppressed must be heard to make positive social change

Stories create an emotional connection and can inspire us to act to overcome bigotry and racism, writes Patty Fawkner. Stories, rather than statistics or angry tweets, can change the world.

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To be a pilgrim in the midst of ordinary people living ordinary lives

On the steps of Monte Cassino on Benedict’s feast day, I experienced communion with all Benedictines who have gone before me and those who will come after, writes Marella Rebgetz.

Tags: Feature

An inspirational story about friendship, love and mercy

This new film starring Renee Zellweger shows how an act of love to make a difference in the life of one individual can touch many lives, writes Asther Bascuna Creo.

Tags: Review

Towards the Plenary Council – people of God on a pilgrim journey

Women and the Plenary Council was the topic for a gathering on Zoom last month when over 100 people registered for the first conversation in a new series, WATAC PRESENTS.

Tags: Feature

Sister Veronica Hoey looks forward to her new role in Melbourne

Good Samaritan Sister Veronica Hoey has been appointed Vicar for Religious in the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, a role which she says embraces the Good Sams’ Statement of Directions

Tags: News

Mater Dei adapts to new ways of teaching, learning and supporting one another

The pandemic brought big changes to schools and education deliverers world-wide, and it was no exception for the Mater Dei community of students and Young Adults with an intellectual disability.

Tags: News

New national education committee ‘the fruit of many labours’

The creation of a new national education committee for lay-governed Catholic schools whose heritage lies in religious institutes was a terrific act of faith, confidence and hope in the future

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