Despite having made two previous visits to Tanzania and Kenya, Terry O'Shannassy says his recent immersion trip accompanying 10 young adults was the experience of a lifetime.
Sunday 1 April 2012
Each Lent Caritas Australia invites us to join Project Compassion. In 2012, the theme is 'If You want peace, Work for Justice'. Throughout Lent, Kairos Catholic Journal will feature stories that demonstrate how support for Project Compassion has made a real difference in people's lives.
Sunday 19 February 2012
Friday 24 February 2012
Sunday 4 March 2012
Wednesday 1 February 2012
Pope Benedict XVI's comments World Day of Peace message on justice, solidarity and love could not have been better scripted or more relevant, coming as they do on the eve of Project Compassion 2012 – which this year conveys the message, If You Want Peace, Work for Justice.
Sunday, December 11 2011
Sunday, 11 December 2011
By Dan McAloon
Kairos Catholic Journal
The famine afflicting millions in the Horn of Africa is so vast you may wonder what your donations could possibly do to alleviate this terrible situation. The truth is, this very minute you are saving lives.
Sunday 11 December 2011
Friday November 2011
Online Advent calendar
Caritas Australia has developed an online Advent calendar based on the ancient Christian symbol of the Jesse tree. In the centuries before most ordinary people could read, this was used to depict characters of the Old Testament.
Friday 25 November 2011
Fr Joe Ruys is a priest of the Archdiocese of Melbourne who is presently in Peru working with the Columban Fathers. He recently shared the following reflection.
Friday 11 November 2011
By Edwina Hall
Ellie Virgona had always dreamed of doing mission work.
By Marguerite Ryan
When Marguerite Ryan finished working with the Christian Brothers’ Foundation eight years ago, she thought her trips to Kenya were over. But since 2005 she has made 11 more self-funded trips as chairwoman of ‘Women for Women in Africa’, a Melbourne-based ecumenical and interfaith group that provides education for children and life-skills support to women living in the Kibera Slum in Kenya. Marguerite estimates the group, which has more than 500 donors, has educated 2000 children in that time, and given a start in life to many otherwise disempowered women.
Monday, 24 October 2011
“You do not have to be people divided into two parts, as though an Aboriginal had to borrow the faith and life of Christianity, like a hat or a pair of shoes, from someone else who owns them. Jesus calls you to accept his words and his values into your own culture. To develop in this way will make you more than ever truly Aboriginal.”