To celebrate National Volunteer Week, the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle - in conjunction with Events Cinemas, Kotara - hosted a premiere screening of POMS.
Recently, I travelled from Hamilton to Sydney Central. Over the past 40 years, I have made this train trip more times than I wish to remember, but interestingly most of the significant events in my adult life have been prefixed by this trip south. I remember leaving home at the age of 19 to join the missionary Franciscan Order, which I pursued for some years until I felt God calling me elsewhere.
As Cyclone Fani tore through India’s Odisha state over the weekend, over one million people were evacuated to thousands of shelters. Tragically, despite effective planning and communication, over 40 deaths have been reported amid massive infrastructural damage.