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Laudato Si Week 2022

Laudato Si’ Week encourages the faithful to intensify efforts against climate crisis. The weeklong event marking the seventh anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on creation care, will feature a series of global celebrations and the first-ever public sneak peek of The Invitation, a new film featuring Pope Francis.

Hundreds of thousands of Catholics will unite from May 22-29 to celebrate the progress made in bringing Laudato Si’ to life and intensify their efforts through the Vatican’s Laudato Si’ Action Platform which is empowering Catholic institutions, communities, and families to fully implement Laudato Si’.

Laudato Si

Laudato Si Partnership In a first for Australia, Majellan Media has partnered with the international Laudato Si’ Movement to inspire Catholic communities to tackle the ecological crisis and climate emergency. Majellan Media CEO Tony Biviano hailed the partnership as a significant step forward in the campaign to highlight the climate threat facing countries worldwide.  “This …

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Getting back on track after the pandemic – Parenting session with Dr Rosina McAlpine

In this episode of our Parenting Sessions Series, we talk to Dr Rosina McAlpine who’s an author, parenting expert and CEO of Win Win Parenting. Rosina talks about how families can get back on track after the pandemic. The physical, emotional, social and mental wellbeing of people has been tested big time over the past …

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Stations of the Cross

Fr Tony Kelly CSsR, has modernised Stations of the Cross for today’s world and these are powerful meditations about Christ’s Passion. The reflections are read by Fr John Hill CSsR and the presentation features Aboriginal paintings and images of the Australian outback.
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Pray for Ukraine at Easter

Easter is the brightest, most majestic holiday in Ukraine, and it is celebrated with a variety of traditions. Some of them were inherited from their ancestors, keeping peculiar rituals and activities intact.
The word for ‘Easter’ in Ukrainian is Velykden’, which translates to ‘Great Day’, and it is one of the biggest holidays in the country. Following the Orthodox faith and calendar it is celebrated the week after the Roman Catholic Easter.
People lent and fast with strict devotion, as the country is passionate about adhering to the faith.
In the past everyone awaited Easter day, as a festive mood would bloom throughout the country and families come together to celebrate with food. Not this year! This Easter is a very different story. Being ravaged by a savage, merciless attack to which we are now also hearing about atrocities against civilians. The Ukrainian people are strong in faith and resolve. We are seeing how much so as they defend their freedom, country and way of life.
Join us in sending messages of hope and support at Easter and click here to send your message to the people of Ukraine in solidarity with Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Jesus the Redeemer.

Kirsty Robertson CEO of Caritas Australia Podcast

Our special guest on The Mission Podcast is the CEO of Caritas Australia, Kirsty Robertson. Kirsty featured on our Figuring out Families Podcasts just over 2 years ago. Caritas Australia is the Catholic Church’s international aid and development agency and is part of one of the largest humanitarian networks in the world.
Kirsty speaks about Project Compassion during Lent which is one of Caritas’ main fundraising drives for the year. She also talks about Caritas’ humanitarian role to help the people in Ukraine and the dreadful toll the war is having on families.
Despite two years of COVID-19, Kirsty says Australians are still donating generously.

The Child Wellbeing Series Podcasts

Our new podcast series with Professor Daryl Higgins, director of Australian Catholic University’s Institute of Child Protection Studies is timely.

In this first Figuring out Families podcast with Prof Higgins, he says parents need quicker and more improved access to evidence-based support programs to address these rising mental health problems. And he believes primary and secondary schools are well equipped to help deliver the programs that will best meet the needs of young Australians.

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