WORLD YOUTH DAY BLOG: Pilgrimage days 12-13 IMAGE World Youth Day 2016

WORLD YOUTH DAY BLOG: Pilgrimage days 12-13

August 01, 2016 Joanne Isaac

Maitland-Newcastle pilgrims explore Krakow and gather for World Youth Day opening Mass on days 12-13.

Leave a mark, Pope Francis tells young Australians at World Youth Day vigil IMAGE World Youth Day 2016

Leave a mark, Pope Francis tells young Australians at World Youth Day vigil

August 01, 2016 Aoife Connors

More than 3,000 young people from across Australia and half of the Australian Catholic bishops joined Pope Francis for a prayer vigil at Campus Misericordiae, Kraków on Saturday 30 July as part of World Youth Day 2016.

Caritas welcomes Prime Minister’s call for Royal Commission into juvenile detention IMAGE Local Church

Caritas welcomes Prime Minister’s call for Royal Commission into juvenile detention

July 29, 2016 Nicole Clements

Caritas Australia has welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement this morning of a Royal Commission, to investigate the evidence presented in this week’s Four Corners program about juvenile detention in the Northern Territory.

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Fasting and feasting

July 28, 2016 Patrick McInerney

It was a wonderful month.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I was out most nights. I met lots of old friends.  I made new friends.  We shared meals.  We had a great time.  But we didn’t drink any wine! 

More than $208,000 raised for Project Compassion: Learning more, creating change IMAGE Local Church

More than $208,000 raised for Project Compassion: Learning more, creating change

July 28, 2016 Comments Geri Williams

In 2016, more than $11 million was raised nationally for Caritas Project Compassion, with more than $208,000 contributed by the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

Richard Leonard: Mercy in the Movies “We need to ask for the grace to want to forgive!” IMAGE Local Church

Richard Leonard: Mercy in the Movies “We need to ask for the grace to want to forgive!”

July 27, 2016 Comments Vivien Williams

Participants in a seminar led by Richard Leonard sj know that they will be enthralled from the outset, and that was certainly true of the recent Mercy in the Movies. Continually alluding to the theme, Richard beckoned us into the experience of mercy, through an interweaving of words and stories from gospel witnesses, scripture, society and culture – notably the media.

WORLD YOUTH DAY BLOG: Pilgrimage day 11 green group IMAGE World Youth Day 2016

WORLD YOUTH DAY BLOG: Pilgrimage day 11 green group

July 27, 2016 Renata Powell

Maitland-Newcastle pilgrims depart for Poland on day 11.

World Youth Day is a catalyst for renewal in youth ministry, Australian bishops say IMAGE World Youth Day 2016

World Youth Day is a catalyst for renewal in youth ministry, Australian bishops say

July 27, 2016 Comments Aoife Connors

World Youth Day in Sydney changed the landscape of youth ministry nationally, the Australian bishops said today during a national gathering of Australian pilgrims currently participating at World Youth Day (WYD) events in Krakow, Poland.