Monthly Archives: December 2015

Merry Christmas From The AYCW!

On behalf of the Australian Young Christian Workers, we wish everyone a blessed Christmas! It has been a great year and we are looking forward to new and exciting developments and events come the New Year, including our annual Action … Continue reading

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Mother Teresa To Be Made A Saint

Mother Teresa of Kolkata, who died in 1997, is on the fast track to sainthood after Pope Francis has recognized the second miracle attributed to her. She is slated to be elevated to the altar of sainthood next year. In … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Reminds Us Of “The Great Gift Of God” Ahead Of Christmas

Vatican City, Dec 20, 2015 / 09:46 am (Aid to the Church in Need).- Ahead of Christmas, Pope Francis spoke on the surprise of God and his great gift in sending Jesus Christ to save mankind. “God gives us all … Continue reading

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The Life & Work Of Cardijn: Reception Of Habit

10 December 1964 Shenbaganur, India   RECEPTION OF THE HOLY HABIT – YVONNE TAP   “Throw away the old clothes and put on the new vestments of Christ Himself”   I repeat these splendid words of the Apostle Paul to … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Recognises “Heroic Virtues” Of JOC Chaplain

2015-12-15 Vatican Radio (Vatican Radio) On Monday, 14 December 2015, Pope Francis received Cardinal Angelo Amato, SDB, Prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in a private audience. In the course of the audience, the Holy Father authorized … Continue reading

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Australian Workers May Be Barred From Working In The UK

Laws restricting skilled workers may be tightened further next year and may cut short employment for thousands of Australians. New regulations on skilled workers travelling to the United Kingdom could see thousands of Australians forced to leave the country. According … Continue reading

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Have A Merry Ethical Christmas!

There is much joy that can be found in giving and when you think beyond your world of ‘you’, your giving can extend more widely and be even more rewarding. These reflections on Christmas are a timely reminder of our … Continue reading

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The Life & Work Of Joseph Cardijn: The Human Person

The person (First talk of the Person, Family and Education series 1950) If you ask young people what they admire most in a man they would probably talk about strength, sports and cycling champions, and feats of outstanding successes in … 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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Celebrate #Freedom This Human Rights Day December 10

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States … Continue reading

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