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Parish Life blog: Science and war

30 Oct 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

When celebrations are linked they each evoke stories that help us to understand each day better. That is so in the case of World Science Day for Peace and Development (10 November) and Remembrance Day (11 November).


Parish Life blog: Democracy requires journalism

25 Oct 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

photojournalistA just and democratic society requires people who speak truth to power. For that reason, a Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists (2 November) has reasonance for us all.


Catholic Teacher blog: We, as teachers

10 Oct 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

World Teachers’ Day has been held on 5 October since 1994 and its aim is to honour the instructors of the world.


Parish Life blog: Combatting poverty and hunger

10 Oct 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

The twin events of Anti-Poverty Week and World Food Day invite us to imagine the reality of poverty. Hunger eats at our spirits as well as at our bodies.


Parish Life blog: Mental Health Day

03 Oct 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

Mental Health Day on 10 October is important because it reminds us that all human beings are precious and we have a responsibility to respect and support one another.


Parish Life blog: International Translation Day

19 Sep 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

thank you in different languagesAs we celebrate St Jerome's Feast Day and the International Day of Translation on 30 September, we need to remember the art of translation and conversation is to listen attentively to ourselves as much as others.


2004 – Why Sunday Mass?

17 Sep 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

host being lifted upWhy do I have to go to Mass on Sunday? For generations children have asked their parents this question. Today many adults ask it too. It is an old and a new question, for though Mass remains the same, Sunday has changed.


Parish Life blog: World Tourism Day

12 Sep 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

World Tourism Day (27 September) is a time for reflection on travel, both on its good and bad sides. 


Parish Life blog: Suicide Prevention Week

04 Sep 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

sad womanCommunity and conversation are at the heart of healthy living. Suicide Prevention Week (9-15 September) draws our attention to people whose hold on life is fragile.


Parish Life blog: Australian Citizenship Day

29 Aug 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

australian flagAs we celebrate Australian Citizenship Day on 17 September, we should know that our national identity becomes richer through diversity. However, the onus is on us to broaden our links to people and groups different from ourselves.


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