Word of God Sunday

The Word of God Sunday is devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God.  We will celebrate it in Australia for the first time on 7 February. So our podcast, The Revolution of Tenderness, will consider the Word of God in Catholic Social Teaching. With help from Scripture scholars, we will explore… Read More »Word of God Sunday

St Francis de Sales

St Francis de Sales is the patron saint of journalists. Fake news is not new as Dr Margaret van Heekeren noted at the launch of the Social Justice Statement 2019-20. 'A week after Easter, 85 years ago in 1934, the then Pope, Pius XI, gave an historic audience to all foreign press correspondents in Rome… Read More »St Francis de Sales

2011: Fukushima Earthquake and Tsunami

On this day an earthquake and tsunami in Fukushima Prefecture in Japan killed 18,500 people. Damage to a nuclear power plant in this event caused widespread contamination and the displacement of thousands of people. Reflecting on these events, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Japan called for the abolition on nuclear power: We, the Catholic Bishops’… Read More »2011: Fukushima Earthquake and Tsunami