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Parish Life blog: Worth A Second Chance

03 Mar 2021 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

Young people are worth a second chance. With accompaniment and support they can connect with society.

A goal to work toward

27 Feb 2021 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Recognising and overcoming our prejudices is not a goal we can expect to achieve but one for which we should always strive.

JobSeeker rate raise ‘paltry’

23 Feb 2021 | Staff

Catholic and other religious organisations who work with the marginalised have slammed the inadequacy of the federal government’s $50 a fortnight JobSeeker raise.

Church Community Restoration Project

18 Feb 2021 | Staff

Catholic Social Services Australia is part of an alliance of Christian community organisations that is committed to partnering government, individuals and communities as they face the challenges of a COVID-19 recovery.

Parish Life blog: Time to raise the age of criminal responsibility

14 Feb 2021 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

There are increasing calls to treat children who have committed offences through special children's programs, not through the justice system.

Reconciliation demands change

03 Feb 2021 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

The Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations takes place very soon after Australia Day. 

Parish Life blog: Committed to interfaith harmony

30 Jan 2021 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Harmony doesn’t just happen; it requires work and commitment. This year’s World Interfaith Harmony Week includes the inaugural International Day of Human Fraternity on 4 February.

2021 NATSICC Australia Day Reflection

30 Jan 2021

We find ourselves pondering whether Australia will ever be the same after COVID-19? It might be more useful to ask whether it should be the same after the pandemic. Australia can continue to learn from the challenges of the virus and embrace the gifts of First Nation’s Culture to make it a better place for all.

The awkwardness of New Year's Day

20 Dec 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

New Year's Day always seems awkward to celebrate. Doubly awkward, if we remember that for Catholics it is also the World Day of Peace.

The strength of solidarity

13 Dec 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

The test of a good society is how far solidarity reaches. Lack of solidarity breeds apathy or resentment, whereas solidarity brings people together to support others.











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