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5 things to know about the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

20 Jun 2019   |   Blog

It has been described by the UNHCR as “one of the largest exoduses of refugees witnessed in recent decades.” Here’s are some essential facts about the Rohingya crisis.… Continue reading

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  • Pope Francis quotes on the Environment from Laudato Si

    5 Jun 2019   |   Blog

    Laudato Si was written by Pope Francis, but is not limited to Catholic audience. Neither is it an essay on climate change exclusively. The encyclical is addressed to all citizens of the world.

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  • Red Dust Healing: The Importance of Cultural Healing Programs written from an Indigenous Perspective

    29 May 2019   |   Blog

    Red Dust Healing is a specific cultural healing program created and delivered by Tom Powell, which engages and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and families to confront rejection and anger in their life.

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  • Raising voices through art

    22 May 2019   |   Blog

    First Australian Art has long fascinated the world. The variety of its shapes and features offers a magnificent spectrum which delights the imagination and expresses the deep and powerful stories of each artist and their culture.

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  • How are disability and poverty linked?

    21 May 2019   |   Blog

    For many people, disability and poverty are intrinsically linked.

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  • Cyclone Fani: Message of Solidarity

    7 May 2019   |   Blog   |   Our Common Home   |   A Just Climate

    Tropical Cyclone Fani made landfall on May 4, with wind speeds of up to 175 kilometres per hour. Early warnings have ensured around 1.6 million people have taken shelter in cyclone-safe accommodation.

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  • Solidarity with Sri Lanka

    23 Apr 2019   |   Blog

    Caritas Australia is deeply saddened by the news of the violent attacks in Sri Lanka over the Easter Weekend. We have been in touch with our family at Caritas Sri Lanka to offer the prayers and solidarity of our staff and supporters in Australia.

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  • St Pius X students raise over $17,000 for Project Compassion

    18 Apr 2019   |   Blog

    Moved by twelve-year-old Thandolwayo’s experience of walking seven kilometres a day to retrieve clean water, the students of St Pius X, Adamstown sought to make a difference.

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  • Kilometres for Compassion: Santa Maria's Caritas Ks

    3 Apr 2019   |   Blog

    Beyond the extraordinary generosity we witness every Project Compassion, we are often moved by the wisdom we see when young people see the value of and apply Catholic Social Teaching in their own lives.

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  • Cyclone Idai: Message of solidarity

    26 Mar 2019   |   Blog

    Cyclone Idai has caused widespread devastation across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The tropical Cyclone made landfall in Mozambique on March 14 and an estimated 1.8 million people, including 900 000 children have been seriously affected.

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  • Who was St. Oscar Romero?

    22 Mar 2019   |   Blog

    On the 14th of October 2018, Pope Francis canonised seven saints in Rome’s Saint Peter’s Square – a ceremony years in the making. Among those canonised was Oscar Arnulfo Romero – a profound figure to Caritas, the Catholic Church and El Salvador overall. So, who was he and why is he an important person to commemorate? ​

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Thandalwayo in Zimbabwe
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

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