SANDHURST Bishop Shane Mackinlay says looking back at photographs of his ordination as bishop a year ago and hearing people reflecting on its significance for them, it “feels like another world”. This was not only because of the 12 months that had passed, but more so because it had been so long since any significant gathering of people had been possible. “Seeing photos with large crowds of people sitting or standing close to one another feels contrary to all the reflexes that we have learned over these past months,” he said.
- Sandhurst Diocese
AUSTRALIAN Catholic University has appointed the inaugural Director of the ACU Ramsay Program in Western Civilisation, Prof Robert Carver. His main teaching and research interests lie in Renaissance literature, Renaissance humanism, the influence of classical texts and ideas on Western culture, and the origins and development of the novel –from ancient prose fiction to contemporary Australian writing.
- Australian Catholic University
A SYDNEY Catholic School student has eclipsed 181,000 students to take out the Arabic crown in the Education Perfect World Languages Championships. “I have participated in this competition for the past two years and achieved great growth in my mother language, which is Arabic,” Katlen Ghanem said. She is studying Year 11 Arabic Continuers at Holy Spirit Catholic College Lakemba.
- The Catholic Weekly
POPE Francis has sent a monetary gift to families of crew members, including two Australians, aboard a cattle ship which sank in the East China Sea on September 2. While the gift was still on its way from Rome, Mount Isa parish priest Fr Mick Lowcock said he had received no updates on the situation with Mount Isa Catholic Lukas Orda, who was among the crewmembers aboard Gulf Livestock 1 when it sank.
- The Catholic Leader
VICTORIA has recorded a seventh consecutive day of no new coronavirus cases and no deaths, as Premier Daniel Andrews prepares to announce a further easing of the state’s restrictions. It’s a hopeful sign for Victorian Catholics who have gathered more than 10,000 signatures on a petition to reopen churches statewide.