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Acts of the Holy See
Acts of the Holy See
9 February 2005
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - “Lent forces us to come to terms with the ‘tsunami’ of sin and evil in our lives” Archbishop of Melbourne says in Lenten Letter 2005
Melbourne (Fides Service) - Archbishop Denis Hart of Melbourne has said that “parishes communities and individuals have been deep in prayer and practical and financial support for those who had their livelihood destroy ...
4 February 2005
OCEANIA/SOLOMON ISLANDS - Youth of Solomon Islands (Tetere, Tanagai and Tenaru) attend leadership encounter in preparation for World Youth Day 2005 in Germany. “We have come to adore Him”: testimony of encounter and also against abuse of drugs and alcohol
Honiara (Fides Service) - 161 persons registered for the Youth Leadership Encounter, held at Don Bosco Hall, Henderson, Solomon Islands, from 28 to 30 January, 2005 in preparation for World Youth Day in August this year ...
28 January 2005
OCEANIA/SOLOMON ISLANDS - Quarterly newsletter of the Catholic Church of Solomon Islands launches Survey to improve communications service
Honiara (Agenzia Fides) - To improve its service aimed at building up the Catholic faith of the people through sharing of articles, experiences, views and news Voice Katolika, (1,600 copies) the quarterly newsletter of t ...
21 January 2005
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Year of the Eucharist: Australian Bishops focus on Sunday Mass
Sydney (Fides Service) - The Australian Catholic Bishops yesterday issued a program for the celebration of the Year of the Eucharist, focusing on the importance of celebrating Sunday Mass. In a media release issued yeste ...
20 January 2005
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - Responding to new challenges in New Zealand: first ever national meeting for men and women religious
Wellington (Fides Service) - The first ever National Meeting for Religious in new Zealand opens today 20 January in Kilbirnie, Wellington bringing together members of 43 different religious congregations present in the P ...
14 January 2005
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Sunday 16 January national day of prayer for tsunami victims
Sydney (Fides) - Australia will stop for one minute silence on Sunday 16 January to remember the tsunami disaster. Prayer vigils will be held all over the country in memory of the victims in the affected countries in sou ...
13 January 2005
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Where was God on the day the tsunami struck? Was the disaster a punishment from God? Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, makes his point in the philosophical debate which followed the tragedy in South East Asia
Sydney (Fides Service) - Why did the tsunami happen? Why does God allow such devastation? Why is there so much suffering in the world? These are some of the questions to which Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney o ...
11 January 2005
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Caritas Australian has already collected unhoped-for sum of 4 million dollars in aid December tsunami victims in south east Asia
Sydney (Fides Service) - Caritas Australia has collected more than 4 million dollars in a special collection for victims of the December 26 disaster in south east Asia. “We never expected to collect so much”, said Fi ...
4 January 2005
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Church in Australia sends prayers and material aid for tsunami victims. Caritas Australia has already collected 1.4 million dollars
Sydney (Fides Service) - The Church in Australia is sending prayers and support to tsunami victims. Archbishop Francis Carrol, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference expressed his prayerful sympathy i ...
20 December 2004
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Australia’s Christians protest ‘Christ is being left out of Christmas’: pro Nativity youth campaign through Melbourne 21 December
Melbourne (Fides Service) - Melbourne’s Catholic Youth Ministry CYM is organising a street protest 21 December to highlight the perceived reality that ‘Christ’ has been left out of ‘Christmas’, and reject cons ...
17 December 2004
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - In January Men and women Religious will attend first ever national Conference on the Consecrated Life
Wellington (Fides Service) - Men and women Religious of New Zealand will gather in Kilbirnie in January for the first national Conference on the Consecrated Life. Some 300 delegates from different religious congregations ...
6 December 2004
OCEANIA/NEW ZEALAND - Law and family: open debate in society today. No to homosexual couples and de facto unions: open Letter from New Zealand Bishops
Wellington (Fides Service) - ‘Civil rights, such as rights of inheritance, next-of-kin status, benefits and grants, can be ensured by other appropriate legislation, without any need to give same-sex and de facto relati ...
29 November 2004
OCEANIA/PAPUA NUOVA GUINEA - Catholics committed to fighting AIDS: Caritas Australia funds three new centres
Port Moresby (Fides Service) - The Catholic Church is in front line to fight the scourge of AIDS in Papua New Guinea. There is a spreading epidemic of HIV/AIDS which concerns doctors, scientists and civil and religious a ...
23 November 2004
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - Season of Advent and Christmas a good time to rediscover mission in the family: call from National Director Pontifical Mission Societies Australia
Sydney (Fides Service) - Christmas is a time for giving and “getting involved in charity can be a very rewarding experience for families, especially at Christmas” Father Terence Bell National Director of the Pontific ...
11 November 2004
OCEANIA/AUSTRALIA - The local Church cries against abortion which kills 100,000 unborn babies in Australia every year: intervention by Archbishop of Melbourne
Melbourne (Fides Service) - “Our youngest and oldest human beings have an equal right to life. The Catholic Church has always championed protection of human life from conception. Abortion is the taking of fragile human ...
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