Caritas, the Catholic agency for international aid and development, today launched Project Compassion 2017 locally at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Gathered together for this special occasion were representatives from the 39 parishes and 56 schools of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.
Last year Vice Chancellor Teresa Brierley and I were invited to the Sisters of Islam dinner by Diana Rah, from the Newcastle Muslim Women’s Association. The Muslim sisters hold an annual dinner which enables them to join together with many women from different cultures.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference today launched guidelines about the appropriate sacramental preparation for people with disability.
"We are called to act with justice, we are called to love tenderly, we are called to serve one another; to walk humbly with God." The lyrics of "Micah's Theme" filled the Cathedral as the assembly gathered for the Called to Serve Mass.
In support of the world’s poor, including millions in our immediate region, thousands of school children, teachers, churches and community leaders across Australia are putting their compassion into action, during Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion.