Did you know that the Australian national flag is not the only official flag of Australia? The Australian Aboriginal Flag and Torres Strait Islander Flag were proclaimed as official flags… Read More »1995: Proclamation of Aboriginal Flag and Torres Strait Islander Flag as official flags of Australia
"Any act of war aimed indiscriminately at the destruction of entire cities or extensive areas along with their population is a crime against God and humanity itself. It merits unequivocal… Read More »1945: Detonation of the first atomic bomb, New Mexico USA
"The ultimate destiny of the universe is in the fullness of God, which has already been attained by the risen Christ, the measure of the maturity of all things."Pope Francis,… Read More »Anniversary of the Moon Landing (1969)
Bill abolishing slavery throughout the British Empire was passed on the third reading in the House of Commons on this day.
On this day, we celebrate the contribution of Indochinese refugees to Australian society and reflect on the varying quality of welcome extended by our community to asylum seekers over the… Read More »1965: First Indochinese refugees allowed to settle in Australia
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"With deep conviction I wish once more to declare that the use of atomic energy for purposes of war is today, more than ever, a crime not only against the… Read More »1945: Destruction of Hiroshima by atomic bomb
"Truth was Dominic’s motto and his goal. Dominic was born in Spain, the youngest of four children. He was outstanding for his love of truth, his clear thought, his organizing… Read More »Saint Dominic
"Countless people at home and abroad, including the hibakusha, hope that Japan, the only country to experience atomic warfare, will lead the international community in abolishing nuclear weapons. In response… Read More »1945: Destruction of Nagasaki by atomic bomb
What do you think are the real treasures of the Church? Little is actually known about St Lawrence, but the following legend, recounted by Franciscan Media, persists: As deacon in… Read More »Saint Lawrence