How Christmas is celebrated around the world IMAGE Church

How Christmas is celebrated around the world

December 24, 2018 Alexander Foster

Christmas is one of the most celebrated holidays around the world. In countries like the United States, radio stations play Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ non-stop, entire suburbs are decorated in Christmas lights, and shopping centres filled to capacity with people hoping to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones.

Christmas Mass attendees invited to participate in Plenary Council IMAGE Church

Christmas Mass attendees invited to participate in Plenary Council

December 21, 2018 Brooke Robinson

As Christmas Masses draw in many more people each year, it is a great opportunity for those that don’t attend Mass regularly to have their say in the Plenary Council process.

Pope Francis says “Welcome the surprises of Heaven this Christmas!” IMAGE Church

Pope Francis says “Welcome the surprises of Heaven this Christmas!”

December 20, 2018 Brooke Robinson

Pope Francis has encouraged all to look out for the surprises that Christmas brings

Extremely busy Christmas for Pope Francis IMAGE Church

Extremely busy Christmas for Pope Francis

December 19, 2018 Todd Dagwell

While most people are now winding down for the holiday season, Pope Francis is preparing for a jam-packed Christmas schedule that will more than likely include a critique of the Church and moral guidance for the masses.

31,000 people contribute to Plenary Council IMAGE Church

31,000 people contribute to Plenary Council

December 19, 2018 Brooke Robinson

The Plenary Council 2020 received more than 2,000 submissions during November, matching the number of responses the process had received in the previous five months combined.

Looking for a gift that will make a difference? IMAGE Church

Looking for a gift that will make a difference?

December 19, 2018 Caritas Australia

All around the world, women - and babies - are dying during childbirth. This is because they do not have access to trained midwives and safe birthing conditions. In communities where safe motherhood initiatives have not been implemented, mothers and children are still at risk every day.

Fr Frank Brennan: religious freedom requires better protection at a Commonwealth level IMAGE Church

Fr Frank Brennan: religious freedom requires better protection at a Commonwealth level

December 18, 2018 Todd Dagwell

Since the same sex marriage plebiscite the challenge has been balancing the right to freedom of religion for religious educators with the right to non-discrimination for teachers and students. Fr Frank Brennan, a member of the Religious Freedom Review chaired by Philip Ruddock, offers a pragmatic solution below.