Catholic Mission: One Heart, Many Voices Conference

Every two years Catholic Mission, in partnership with Catholic Religious Australia, hosts the Mission: one heart many voices conference. This year the conference is completely online and provides participants the opportunity to experience a diverse range of international and local speakers with broad lived and practical experience in their respective field. This MOHMV conference will… Read More »Catholic Mission: One Heart, Many Voices Conference

Saint Gregory the Great

"Gregory was born about A.D. 540 in Rome, the son of a wealthy senator. Like most of the nobility of his time, he was well educated. But unlike many, he was generous and concerned about those who were poor. One of the four key Fathers of the Western Church, Gregory is sometimes accredited with Gregorian… Read More »Saint Gregory the Great

Season of Creation begins

The idea of celebrating a Season of Creation began in the Lutheran Church in Adelaide, Australia in 2000. Now many different churches all over the world take part. In 2016 the Catholic Church joined in. The season embraces the four Sundays of September before the Feast of St Francis of Assisi - 4 October. Norman… Read More »Season of Creation begins

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

"The Church has celebrated Mary’s birth since at least the sixth century. A September birth was chosen because the Eastern Church begins its Church year with September. The September 8 date helped determine the date for the feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8."Franciscan Media Image: The Birth of the Virgin | fresco by Giotto

Saint Peter Claver

"When he was 29 years old, Peter left his home in Spain and went to Cartagena (in what is now Colombia), South America. There he continued his studies and was ordained a priest. Cartagena was the main market for the slave trade in the New World. Whenever a ship carrying Africans arrived in port, Peter… Read More »Saint Peter Claver

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

"The cross is a sign of suffering, a sign of human cruelty at its worst. But by Christ’s love shown in the Paschal Mystery, it has become the sign of triumph and victory, the sign of God, who is love itself."Loyola Press

1981: Pope John Paul II’s encyclical Laborem Exercens (‘On Human Work’)

"Pope John Paul II issued Laborem Exercens to mark the ninetieth anniversary of Rerum Novarum. It is also known by the English title On Human Labour. John Paul II’s own experience as a manual labourer and his personalist philosophical ethics shape this social encyclical. Unemployment and the impact of technology on work are major concerns of this encyclical. As… Read More »1981: Pope John Paul II’s encyclical Laborem Exercens (‘On Human Work’)