Catholic Weekly

18 July 2004


De La Salle, Cronulla, just keeps on giving

Row rages over TV doco on abortion

Christian Brothers won’t quit schools

Afternoon tea for Cardinal

State aid challenge ‘a waste of time, money’

Pope’s condolences

Appeal for information on Changi priests

Prior re-elected

Pitter patter: Chatterbabe

‘Festival’ became Catalyst for Renewal

Stability of marriage ‘is crucial to society’

Cardinal’s Comment: Honesty – it will always be the best policy

Editorial: Sure to shock

Letters: Great joy

Conversation: Matthew Hayden, Test cricketer and man of faith - When I’m in trouble, I ask: ‘What would Christ do?’

St Vincent de Paul: Future care of frail, aged

‘Grave obstacle’ to peace

‘Time of grief’ when abortion documentary airs on ABC

Church in Papua New Guinea looks to stand alone as a self-reliant entity

Aunt would have been ‘delighted’

Any food for the orphans?

Assisi turned Marilla to song

Early Mozart in Latin for ACO

Bars no barrier to the message of the Gospel

Green, green grass of ...


Christian Brothers won’t quit schools

By Damir Govorcin

The Christian Brothers won’t be walking away from their role in education here, even though their congregation leader, Br Philip Pinto, has “invited” the order to refocus its energy into missionary work in Asia.

In a letter to the Holy Spirit province (Western Australia and South Australia), Br Philip observed that the “need that saw us setting up our schools in many of our current ministry sites is now being adequately met by others, in many instances by the state itself”.

Br Philip said: “If I were to make a broad, general statement about our ministry in our communities in the developed world I would say that they come across as having served their purpose well.

“This is not to take away from the efforts of our Brothers who give so generously of themselves.

“But it is to say that it is generally not the type of ministry that fires the imagination and attracts the idealism and commitment of today’s young people.

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