After opening early education centres in Chisholm, Cardiff and Lochinvar this year, you might think Diocesan Chief Executive Officer, Sean Scanlon, has plans to rest on his laurels - but there’s no rest and relaxation when it comes to St Nicholas early education.
As political unrest and violence intensify in Nicaragua, a reported 100 people have been killed, businesses have been looted and burned and police and government militias continue to clash. Amidst the conflict, Pope Francis has denounced the violence against protesters and has asked for prayers for the country’s victims and their families.
CatholicCare director, Gary Christensen, recently met with Minister for Family and Community Services, Pru Goward and local member, Stephen Bromhead MP, in Forster to discuss the need for foster carers throughout the Hunter.
Five-years into his Papacy, Pope Francis has likened reforming Rome to “cleaning the Sphinx of Egypt with a toothbrush”. Pope Francis’ remarks, which were made earlier this year amidst the splendour of Clementina Hall, were greeted with stone-faced seriousness by the gathered crowd.
On 21 June, Bryn Hoskins, CatholicCare’s NDIS Program Manager, will be braving the cold on one of the longest nights of the year to show support for the thousands of Australians for whom homelessness is a reality.