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  • Vinnies asks for help to rebuild lives

    In the last three months, from the beginning of January to the end of March this year, the St Vincent de Paul Society received over 7,869 calls for assistance: that’s over 100 calls a day being received by volunteers in the Belmont Call Centre.

  • Hundreds voice pro-life message

    Around 850 people were on hand to make a stand against abortion at the annual Walk and Rally for Life at Parliament House last week, Tuesday, 12 May. Organised by the Coalition of the Defence of Human Life, the event marked 17 years since abortion was legalised by the WA Government.

  • Margaret’s spiritual health shines brightly

    As a child, Margaret Bowen remembers being in the choir, cleaning the silver at church, and always being aware that “Our Lady had her hands on me, the whole time”.

  • Mercy Health Assistant has X Factor

    Australians may soon become aware of a well-kept secret that residents and staff at Claremont aged care home Mercy Place Mont Clare have been privy to for a while – their much-loved nursing assistant has the voice of an angel.

  • WA Stars to celebrate sport with Perth Christians

    Cricket’s Justin Langer, Eagles’ footballer Nic Naitanui, and Wildcats’ basketball player Shawn Redhage and managing director Nick Marvin will join Christians from across churches in Perth for the second joint celebration of sport to take place tomorrow from 2.45pm in St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in Victoria Square.

  • Bishops focus on family, youth and life

    The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference voted to divide the capacity of the Bishops’ Commission for Pastoral Life by establishing a new commission for family, youth and life during their plenary meeting this week.

  • World Communications Day

    On Sunday 17 May parishes across Australia will celebrate World Communications Day, an annual celebration promoted by the Holy See.

  • New members to Bishops' Commissions

    he Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference has appointed new membership to each of its commissions at its plenary meeting at Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney. The bishops have elected a new chairman of each commission. Membership of the bishops’ Permanent Committee has also changed. The period of service for each of these commissions is three years, from 2015 to 2018.

  • Jesus in the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

    Archbishop Costelloe spoke of how St Augustine’s famous words ‘You have made us for yourself O God and our hearts are restless until they rest in you’ helped him to understand the yearnings within for a “deeper sense of purpose and of peace” and guided him through “moments of confusion, doubt and fear”.

  • MercyCare opens new Perth premises

    MercyCare Cannington is now based at 6 Cecil Avenue in Cannington, directly opposite the Carousel shopping centre, and will initially be running two programs: the Status Resolution Support Service (SRSS) and the Reconnect program.

  • Perth Carmelites and Consecrated Life

    For St Teresa of Avila, a life of contemplative prayer was not something that could be acquired by merit, like passing an examination, for instance. For her, such a life, whether of the ordinary lay person or a committed religious, was rooted in the imitation of Christ and was primarily aimed at the service of the Lord.

  • Lifelink responds to suffering

    More than 185 students from 25 Perth secondary schools gathered at Aranmore Catholic College, Leederville on Tuesday, 28 April, together with teachers and special guests, to listen to the Archbishop speak about the theme of LifeLink for 2015, which is Seeing in those we meet the face of Jesus.