As the people of God, we are called to walk together through every stage of life’s journey, accompanying each other in times of celebration and in times of hardship and suffering.
On Saturday, the people of God in Melbourne gathered joyfully at St Patrick’s Cathedral to celebrate the ordination of three new priests and one transitional deacon and to show them their love and support.
This week, the Australian bishops released a new document on euthanasia. We take a closer look at some of the key points in the document, which gives important pastoral advice on how we might best accompany and respond to those who might be considering euthanasia.
We talk with Archbishop Peter A Comensoli about his experiences in Ukraine earlier this year, and how we can continue to support our brothers and sisters in this troubled part of the world through a special Advent Appeal being launched this weekend.
Also this week, we remember Melbourne’s ‘radio priest’, Fr Gerard Dowling, who died on Sunday aged 91. Eminent American liturgist Rev John Baldovin SJ joins us to talk about the vision of Vatican II’s Sacrosanctum Concilium—a document that celebrates its 60th birthday next week. As we prepare to mark International Day for People with Disability on Sunday, we hear about VMCH’s important work opening up job opportunities for people with disability. In the lead-up to International Volunteer Day, we meet David Moloney, a man who for more than 20 years has been quietly giving his time and talents to serve the homeless in his community. And last Sunday, on the feast of Christ the King, young people came together for a couple of special events—a Valedictory Mass and an ‘Encounter’ evening—as part of the annual diocesan celebrations for World Youth Day.
Finally, more than 100 family members of Dr Sr Mary Glowrey gathered earlier this month to celebrate their unique Catholic heritage and remember a remarkable woman of faith who dedicated her life to serving and walking with others.
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