Monthly Archives: November 2015

Pope Francis Calls For Teachers To Be Given A Pay Rise

Pope Francis has spoken out against selection in Catholic schools. He called on Catholic educators to overcome a tendency towards being too selective during a Vatican conference on Christian education. The Pope said they must work to restore the broken “educational alliance” between families, … Continue reading

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The Life & Work Of Cardijn: Our Hope Is In The People

“Our Hope Is In the People – Canon Cardijn   By a Staff Reporter   “Our hope is not in the atomic bomb but in the strength of spiritual potentialities of the people,” declared Canon Joseph Cardijn, founder of the … 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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Myer Worker Sacked After Speaking Out About Exploitation

A cleaner who blew the whistle on an exploitation scandal at retail giant Myer has been sacked. Rafael Colobon, the source behind an ABC 7.30 investigation into alleged “sham contracting” at Myer, was fired on Friday. His claims included workers … Continue reading

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Show Of Solidarity In The Form Of ‘Kitty Pictures’ During #BrusselsLockdown

Belgium’s capital, Brussels, entered lockdown this weekend as authorities swept the city for suspected terrorists, including at least one high-profile fugitive wanted in connection with the Paris attacks. On Twitter, authorities prompted residents to refrain from posting pictures or information … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Calls This Christmas A ‘Charade’

The Pope told churchgoers that “the whole world is at war” Pope Francis told churchgoers that Christmas this year is going to be a “charade” because “the whole world is at war.” The pontiff put this holiday season in perspective … Continue reading

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The Life & Work Of Cardijn: The Suffering Workers Of The World

Intervention by Cardinal Cardijn, 5 October 1965   Venerable Fathers,   In my previous intervention, I spoke of young people and the Third World. Please allow me today to speak of the workers who suffer around the world   At … Continue reading

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Today You’re Going Home On Time!

Today is national Go Home On Time Day, urging all Australians to leave work on time. Go Home On Time Day is a national initiative which encourages employers and employees to raise awareness of the importance of a healthy work-life … Continue reading

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Young People Are Facing ‘Intense’ Employment Pressure

Young People Facing ‘Intense’ Employment Pressure – Report  Posted: Monday, November 9, 2015 – 10:02 Author: Xavier Smerdon Seven years after the Global Financial Crisis hit, the event is still creating havoc for young jobseekers, with teenage boys and young … Continue reading

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Pope Francis On Paris: “This Isn’t Human…”

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Saturday called the Paris terror attacks “a piece” of a “piecemeal Third World War,” and said he is praying for the families of the victims, and the entire French people. In a telephone interview at noon Rome-time … Continue reading

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