In this week's round up of news and stories, we meet St Damian's Bundoora parishioner Thach Ly who with his family, fled Vietnam in the late 1970s and eventually settled in Australia. Thach shares his inspiring story as part of our lead up to Migrant and Refugee Sunday (26 September). We also speak with Frank Brennan SJ, whose latest book, Observations on the Pell Proceedings, reveals some startling insights into the events that led to the conviction and later acquittal of Cardinal George Pell.
We're also inching closer to the first Assembly of the Plenary Council (3-10 October). A number of the country’s leading Catholic thinkers have been appointed as Advisers to support the Plenary Members as they seek to discern the 16 questions on the Plenary's agenda.
Finally, this weekend marks Social Services Sunday, an annual opportunity to acknowledge and raise awareness of the important works that take place to help those who are marginalised and vulnerable, especially during this time of the pandemic. 🙏