Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

OzBosco 2014 celebrated in Tasmania

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200 young people from Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney gathered at Dominic College in Tasmania for OzBosco 2014 from 4th to 6th April. It was an event filled with joy, optimism, love and friendship. The theme for OzBosco 2014 “Choose Love and Serve God” was echoed amongst the participants throughout the weekend.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

Bishops' Statement on Asylum Seekers

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THE Australian Catholic Bishops have been involved in many ways with asylum seekers. Some of us have detention centres close to home, and we have worked hard to ensure that asylum seekers receive proper pastoral care and human assistance. We renew that commitment here. The Bishops have also intervened with Government in an attempt to make policy more respectful of human dignity and basic human…
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

Fr Bartholomew Fedrigotti

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Fr Bartholomew Fedrigotti was born in 1899 in Tiarno di Sotto, a beautiful mountain village in northern Italy, then part of Austria. He grew up in a deeply religious family with the family home next to the Church and he often said “Its bells are forever ringing in my ears.” These three things: the beauty of the natural environment, the Church and solid family values…
I have been visiting and working with the Refugees for one and a half years. I visit them at MIDC (Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre) and MITA (Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation), Broadmeadows. At first this enterprise started off as a language translation help for the Sri Lankan Tamils in the refugee camp but gradually it has become my apostolate with the permission of my superiors and…
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

A Kingdom of Wonders

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Cagliero in Cambodia It has been a busy and wonderful start to 2014 for the Cagliero Project. There are currently seven volunteers in the field in Cambodia, Samoa and Zambia. All of the volunteers have been making significant contributions in their respective countries. Jasmine, in Malololelei, Samoa, is working with the Salesian sisters in their new primary school. She has been warmly embraced by the…
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