Monthly Archives: August 2015

World Day Of Prayer For Care Of Creation

Pope Francis has announced in a letter sent to Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, ‘World Day of Prayer for the Care … Continue reading

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The Life & Work Of Cardijn: The Three Truths

This speech was first given by Joseph Cardijn First International Study Week of the YCW in Brussels from 25-29 August 1935. (Original version in French in Semaine d’Etudes Internationale de la JOC 25-29 août 1935, Bruxelles; English translation by Fr … Continue reading

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Thoughts For Thursdays

Judith Foster I was involved in YCW in Holy Name Parish, East Preston (Melbourne) after I left school in 1963. I was one of the leaders’ group and remember using our booklets for Gospel Study and taking action with other … Continue reading

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National Op Shop Week 2015!

Volunteering initiative Do Somenthing Near You have announced the official ‘National Op Shop Week’ between the 23rd to the 30th of August – this week! Op Shop Week is all about giving back to the community, and founder John Dee … Continue reading

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No Place For Religion In Victorian Classrooms

Religion will be banished from Victorian classrooms as new changes to the state’s curriculum mean that schools will favour lessons on domestic violence prevention and healthy relationships. The Andrews government has ordered that the weekly 30 minute program move to … Continue reading

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Young Workers Are ‘Vulnerable’ In The Digital Age

It is revealed that more than half of young Australians are undertaking degrees for dying professions as the new ‘digital age’ threatens traditional work with futuristic jobs. ‘Robot Counsellor’ and ‘Digital Currency Advisor’ are said to be among just some … Continue reading

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The Life & Work Of Cardijn: The Spirit Of The YCW

INTRODUCTION Few priests can lay claim to greater achievements than Canon Joseph Cardijn, the author of this little work. The son of a working man, he promised his father on his deathbed that he would give himself entirely, and work … Continue reading

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Thoughts For Thursdays

Judith Foster I was involved in YCW in Holy Name Parish, East Preston (Melbourne) after I left school in 1963. I was one of the leaders’ group and remember using our booklets for Gospel Study and taking action with other … Continue reading

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World Humanity Day 2015

“In a world that is ever more digitally connected, each of us has the power and responsibility to inspire our fellow human beings to act to help others and create a more humane world.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Today marks World … Continue reading

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Universities = An ‘Education To Nowhere’

Many young Australians find themselves in a tough battle as tuition fees hike and jobs dry up. The pressure is certainly more intense for those who have spent thousands of dollars on a degree and sevceral years in the classroom … Continue reading

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