Posts Tagged ‘Australian church’

Tongan Catholic diaspora bringing colour and life to the church in Australia Comments 0

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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The Tongan Catholic community in Australia is growing and active, and enriching the local church with its music and traditions. In an interview with Jordan Grantham in the Parramatta dioceses’ newspaper, Catholic Outlook Fr Alatini Kolofo’ou said more and more people are coming to the Tongan chaplaincy. Some Tongans are coming back to the faith and some Read more

Aussie church suggests national redress plan for abuse victims Comments 1

Friday, August 15th, 2014

The Catholic Church in Australia has proposed a national redress scheme for survivors of child sex abuse, funded by institutions responsible for the harm. The Church’s Truth, Justice and Healing Council told Australia’s Royal Commission on Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that such a scheme should be run by the federal government. The council’s Read more

Mentors and abusers — a Catholic son’s story Comments 0

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Brother Dennis of the Little Brothers of Mary, as they were originally known, was buried at a cemetery near Melbourne in March, 1992. His two families — the one he grew up with, and the clergy that he made his adult life with — were both present, and separate. The coffin lowered, the mourners were Read more

Greater transparency will be good for the Church Comments 0

Friday, June 1st, 2012

‘Re-imagining the Mission — A Pilgrimage of Faith’ was the title of the keynote address presented by Fr Frank Brennan on 24 May 2012 at the Sandhurst Catholic Education Conference at Catholic College Bendigo. Fr Brennan gave his personal reflections on Catholic education and social justice, Vatican II and Catholic education 50 years on, contemporary faith and “some Read more