Other recent blog entries
19 Dec 2018 | Blog
The remarkable strength, resilience and hope of the communities Caritas works with, despite the many challenges they face was a source of inspiration for Paul O’Callaghan, Caritas Australia’s CEO, during a recent visit to communities in Indonesia.
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10 Dec 2018 | Blog
If you look at Christ’s birth and death with today’s eyes, you could think he was a loser; born in a stable and thirty-three years later crucified by his own people like a common criminal.
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28 Nov 2018 | Blog
On International Day of People with Disability, December 3rd, Caritas Australia celebrates the achievements of the thousands of people who have taken part in its program in Vietnam – “Empowering People with Disabilities."
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27 Nov 2018 | Blog
As Eleanor Trinchera arrived at Cox’s Bazaar in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people are living in refugee camps, she was struck by the view before her.
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15 Nov 2018 | Blog | Poverty
In his statement for World Day of the Poor, Sunday November 18, Pope Francis has spoken of the way that “…many initiatives, meritorious and necessary in themselves, are meant more to satisfy those who undertake them than to respond to the real cry of the poor.”
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8 Nov 2018 | Blog
Christmas is fast approaching. It’s the season of giving, and also a time to reflect on those less fortunate than ourselves. Consider donating for Christmas instead.
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2 Nov 2018 | Blog
The life of 55 year old, Umi, was changed forever, when her entire neighbourhood was flattened by a mudflow caused by a masive earthquake that struck the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia on 28th September, 2018.
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30 Oct 2018 | Blog
Anote Tong, former President of Kiribati and renowned climate activist, recently visited the Caritas Australia Head Office in Sydney. In a powerful Facebook Live event, he made a rousing call to action for Australia to invest in more environmentally friendly and sustainable policies, and for individuals to take action.
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25 Oct 2018 | Blog
Two hugely influential figures in the recent history of the Catholic Church and Caritas Internationalis, Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero from El Salvador, became saints on 14 October 2018.
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16 Oct 2018 | Blog
It was a privilege to walk in solidarity with the incredibly inspiring Timorese people. All in our group were struck by their kindness and generosity of spirit. We certainly saw the “strength based approach” as they looked at what they could do before they strategically planned what they could do next.
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Now I can bathe every day, the distance to collect water for the family has been drastically reduced.We now drink clean, safe water and diseases are no longer affecting us.”
- Thandolwayo, Zimbabwe