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…
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

A time honoured presence

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The Salesian community of Brunswick The traveller, northwards bound along Sydney road Brunswick, would surely notice the large sign, “Don Bosco” denoting the location of the Brunswick Salesian Community with its threefold apostolic works: a hostel, a youth centre and a parish. DON BOSCO HOSTEL Don Bosco Hostel, founded in 1939, with its first Rector Fr John Biloni, was originally going to be built as a…
As parents drop off children inside the grounds of St Mary MacKillop Primary School in Ballajura, Perth, some may be surprised or shocked to find what looks like a person sleeping on a park bench outside the entrance to the church. A dark figure lies wrapped in a blanket with only his feet clearly visible. The feet bear the marks of crucifixion. On close inspection…
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00

FEDRIGOTTI science wing blessed and opened

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Friday 2nd May was a day of celebration at Salesian College Chadstone. The Principal Mr Robert Brennan invited the Salesian Provincial, Fr Greg Chambers (himself a Past Pupil of the College), to bless and officially open the redeveloped science wing. Assisting Fr Chambers was Fr Bernie Graham, Vice Provincial, and Fr John Papworth, Rector of the College.
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…
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