Bill abolishing slavery throughout the British Empire was passed on the third reading in the House of Commons on this day.
"One of the most precious things in life is to have a home where you can go at any time and find people who accept, love, and understand you. The home Jesus found in Bethany was not only in the house but in the faithful heart of a woman named Martha. She welcomed him and… Read More »Saint Martha
"Through friendship — by accumulating bonds of camaraderie and developing strong ties of trust — we can contribute to the fundamental shifts that are urgently needed to achieve lasting stability, weave a safety net that will protect us all, and generate passion for a better world where all are united for the greater good."United Nations… Read More »International Day of Friendship
"On this World Day against Trafficking in Persons, let us reaffirm our commitment to stop criminals from ruthlessly exploiting people for profit and to help victims rebuild their lives."UN Secretary-General António Guterres Catholic Social Justice Series paper no 79 Human Trafficking and Slavery, A Response from Australian Catholics comes out of the work of ACRATH,… Read More »World Day against Trafficking in Persons
One of the many gifts of St Ignatius to the Church is his understanding of the process of discernment. Discernment is more than simply deliberating and making wise decisions. It is about prayerful attentiveness to God's presence in us and in the world, and openness to answering God's call to us, both personally and collectively.… Read More »Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Schools Tree Day is a great way to inspire your students to learn about the local environment while playing an active role in their community. Find out how to get involved here. It is also a good time for students to find out about the Laudato Tree project here. It was conceived by the Society… Read More »Schools Tree Day
The Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) prohibits all use, stockpiling, production and transfer of Cluster Munitions. The CCM was adopted in Dublin on 30 May 2008. It has 108 signatories. The Convention became binding international law when it entered into force on 1 August 2010 after 30 States - including the Vatican City State -… Read More »2010: Entry into force of UN Convention on Cluster Munitions
National Tree Day started in 1996 and has grown into Australia's largest community tree-planting and nature care event. It is celebrated on the first Sunday in August. Find out more here.
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 past fifty-five years. Our first Vietnamese-born Australian Bishop is Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv. He is the Bishops' Delegate for Migrants and Refugees… Read More »1965: First Indochinese refugees allowed to settle in Australia