Pope appoints former refugee as bishop of Australian diocese

Pope appoints former refugee as bishop of Australian diocese

Pope Francis appointed a former refugee as the head of the Australian Diocese of Parramatta, announced Vatican. Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen, 54, once was a refugee who fled war-torn Vietnam by boat. Before appointing as a bishop, he served as a Conventual Franciscan priest in Australia since 1989 and Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne since 2011. […]

“Children have a right to be children,” Australian Bishops

“Children have a right to be children,” Australian Bishops

Australian bishops opined that exposure to pornography harm children and they suggested that it should be considered as child abuse. “Children have a right to be children, away from the pressures applied by advertising and other images on television and the internet for them to dress and act as mini-adults. Bombarding children with sexualized images […]

Exposing kids to porn is abuse, says Australian bishops

Exposing kids to porn is abuse, says Australian bishops

Exposure to pornography would harm the children in a manner which should be considered as child abuse, said Australia’s Catholic bishops. “Children have a right to be children, away from the pressures applied by advertising and other images on television and the internet for them to dress and act as mini-adults. Bombarding children with sexualized […]

Australian Christmas tree sets Guinness World Record 

Australian Christmas tree sets Guinness World Record 

The Australian city of Canberra received world’s attention with its illuminated Christmas tree. The tree was made of steel and had 72 feet height. The main attraction was 518,838 twinkling lights that it holed. David Richards, was the brain behind this innovative idea. The intention behind the erection of Christmas tree was to raise fund for […]

Let these hampers enrich their Christmas

Let these hampers enrich their Christmas

Catholic school students in Thornlands were trying to add colour to those living in the dark shade of poverty by helping them. They had the tradition of helping out the poor ahead of Christmas. This year too, they had not deviated from their tradition. Carmel College in Thornlands this year helped out hundreds of disadvantaged […]

Young millionaire turns Good Samaritan for the homeless in Australia

Young millionaire turns Good Samaritan for the homeless in Australia

Jordan Grives found it uncomfortable when he saw homeless on the road while traveling in luxurious car to his comfortable place, home. Through his actions he proved that young generations of today were not techno-savvy with a penchant for attractive life style. Jordan Grives, who is now 26-year-old, conquered the hearts of the homeless through […]

She writes for God, hundreds of hymns…

She writes for God, hundreds of hymns…

Regents Park Catholic Loretta Anderson firmly believes that everything will be possible when the apt time arises. As it is told in the Bible, there is a time for everything, a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot. Now it is Ms Anderson’s time. […]

“The doctrines of the Catholic Church cannot be relative” Cardinal Pell

“The doctrines of the Catholic Church cannot be relative” Cardinal Pell

Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s leading prelate stated clearly that doctrine of the Catholic Church does not change from one country to the next. “’Catholic’ means ‘universal,’ not ‘continental’,” the Cardinal said in an interview. The Cardinal’s statement came in the context of some members of German conference expressing the view that they would pursue their […]

“Don’t Mess with Marriage” says Australian Bishops

Same sex marriage mania, gaining popularity in Europe and US, has its disastrous ripples hitting against the shores of Australia. But Australian Bishops are not going to give in. In a pastoral letter on marriage titled ‘Don’t Mess with Marriage’ Australia’s Catholic Bishops have reaffirmed the Catholic teaching on marriage. This affirmation came in the […]