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Parish Life blog: Eradication of poverty

09 Oct 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will be held on 17 October. According the UN, poverty is not solely an economic issue, but rather a multidimensional phenomenon that encompasses a lack of both income and the basic capabilities to live in dignity.

Parish Life blog: World Mental Health Day

02 Oct 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

The experience of mental illness and our exposure to it tests the value we place on human beings and their lives.

Parish Life blog: A missionary 'spring'

29 Sep 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

The Pope has dedicated October to praying for a missionary 'spring' in the Church. The image of the changing seasons helps understand what Pope Francis means by a missionary spring. 

Parish Life blog: Social Justice Sunday

18 Sep 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

The subject of this year’s Catholic Social Justice Statement is the Digital world.

Parish Life blog: International Day of Older Persons

18 Sep 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

As we mark International Day of Older Persons on 1 October, it is timely to consider what value, as a society, we place on our elderly members.

Parish Life blog: Day of Peace

11 Sep 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

Peace, though a great blessing, is not to be taken for granted. It needs to be worked for in all our relationships – personal, local and international.

Parish Life Blog: Suicide Prevention Day

04 Sep 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

That suicide is the most frequent cause of the death of young Australians, and particularly of young Indigenous Australians, is a disturbing thought.

Help women around the world

01 Sep 2019 | Caritas Australia

Women for the World is a local movement which aims to empower the world’s most marginalised women to combat injustice. Each September women and girls across the breadth of Australia gather to stand in solidarity with women fighting inequality around the world.

Parish Life blog: Praying for the Oceans

01 Sep 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

Pope Francis' Intentions for September is The Protection of the Oceans – that politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world's seas and oceans.

Parish Life blog: Restorative Justice

24 Aug 2019 | Andrew Hamilton SJ

The Catholic approach to crime, as to other social evils, is to think of persons: the persons affected by the crime, those who have perpetrated it and the community of which they are part.

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