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Issue 40  |  13 September 2016
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A call for the laity to be co-responsible in the missionary consciousness that brings the witness of Christ to the world, and a real sense of hope, were key marking points of the recent National Conference for the New Evangelisation - PROCLAIM 2016.

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Broken Bay News won the award for Best Print Magazine at the annual Australasian Catholic Press Association Awards for Excellence on Tuesday 6 September 2016 at Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney.

The Southern Cross newspaper, published by the Archdiocese of Adelaide, is the winner of the 2016 Bishop Philip Kennedy Memorial Award for Overall Excellence.

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Br Guy Consolmagno SJ, Papal Astronomer, was on a seven-hour layover in Sydney, and was so generous in giving of his time to travel out to the Caroline Chisholm Centre, Pennant Hills to run through a brief history of astronomy, Vatican astronomy, and the connection between science and faith.

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On any list of mega-trends shaping Western societies these days, a pride of place has to go to ageing, fueled by massive expansion in the elderly population. Demographers actually have a tongue-in-cheek term for what’s happening - the “grayby boom,” as opposed to the “baby boom” of yesteryear.

Bishop Peter A Comensoli speaks with American journalist John L. Allen Jnr about the Social Justice Statement for 2016 on an ageing society.

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As more and more Australians are living longer, we should celebrate the great ‘success story’ of our ageing population and, as a fair and compassionate nation, foster solidarity among all generations, Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council said on Tuesday 6 September at the launch of the 2016 Socail Justice Statement: ‘A Place at the Table: Social justice in an ageing society’.

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 A special Thanksgiving Mass for Volunteers and Workers of Mercy was held at Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral on Sunday 4 September, coinciding with the canonisation of St Teresa of Kolkata.

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Sunday 28 August saw more than 1000 people celebrate the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of the Rosary Faith Community, at the Light of Christ Centre, Waitara. The day coincided with Migrant and Refugee Sunday, and parishioners donned their national dress to highlight the diversity of cultures represented in the Hornsby Cathedral Parish.

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BBI is hosting their annual eConference next Tuesday 20 September 2016 from 10.30am - 2.45pm (AEST) on Mercy: A Way of Being in the World.

Speakers at the eConference are Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Archbishop of Brisbane and Member of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Sr Veronica Lawson RSM, Scripture scholar and author of the highly praised book, The Blessing of Mercy and Mr Phil Glendenning, Director of the Edmund Rice Centre and President of the Refugee Council of Australia.

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Religious Liberty is an important freedom that is increasingly under threat. Understanding its fundamental importance and why it needs to be protected is part of a series of conversations co-hosted by the Diocese of Broken Bay and the Ambrose Centre for Religious Liberty.

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