Welcome to another edition of Melbourne Catholic.
This Sunday is World Mission Day. There are so many good things happening around Melbourne advancing the Good News of Jesus Christ, but this week we highlight the Columban Mission Centre in Essendon. Fr Trevor Trotter SSC was good enough to talk about the inspiring work they do sharing the Gospel around the world. Learn what mission has to do with human flourishing and why it has no age-limit.
Sadly, too many people don’t experience the freedoms we often take for granted, with as many as 50 million people caught in the web of human trafficking worldwide. ACRATH is part of the struggle against trafficking on Australian shores, with some surprising issues being of concern. They talk with us about what those are and what ordinary people can do to help.
Also this week, a Melbourne Catholic high school teacher, Dennis Alberto, wins a top Christian music award along with his band M22—learn about his faith and music. The Catholic Women’s League of Victoria and Wagga Wagga is an organisation with an inspiring past and a dynamic, evolving future. The league’s president, Anna Krohn OAM, talks about the creative ways the league is connecting, forming and encouraging women of faith. And the President of Malta visits Melbourne, home of the world’s largest Maltese diaspora, touring St Patrick’s Cathedral with Archbishop Peter A Comensoli.