Blog

Editorial - The things that divide

Editorial from the Australian Salesian Bulletin, Summer 2018 issue

By Fr Frank Freeman, Editor

The Synod is an opportunity to talk about young people and with young people, but the Church also has a lot to learn from them.

Read more ...

The winds of war... and the sign of the Child

By Pope Francis

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas!

In Bethlehem, Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary. He was born, not by the will of man, but by the gift of the love of God our Father, who “so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (Jn 3:16).

Read more ...

A Holy Gift

Gartland Family

Holiness for you too!

By Michael Gartland

Loyal readers may remember that, sometime ago, I wrote about the profound influence and many gifts that the relationship I shared with my grandmother had bestowed upon me. Recently, her family and friends filled all the pews in her parish church, as they joined together to celebrate her special-ness. But dear reader, do not console me for my loss, nor offer your assistance in whatever way you can help – for I have already received something far greater than you could give!

Read more ...

"Goodnight, older brother"

A reflection on the Cagliero Project in action

By Michael Gartland

Kakada was an exceptionally quiet boy; shy and very hesitant to do anything that would make him stand out. Of course, this is only natural for any boy of his age at a new school and seeing a foreigner for the first time! Yet, all it took for him to come out of his shell was just a moment of interaction, a mere second or two of interest.

Read more ...

40th anniversary celebration at St John Bosco College

2018 marks the 40th anniversary of St John Bosco College in Engadine, Sydney.

To mark such a momentous occasion, two Masses were organized; a full college Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral and a ‘Back to Bosco’ Mass and BBQ for former students, staff and friends of the College. Both Masses were concelebrated by Fr John Briffa (the original founder of the college), present College Chaplain Fr Peter Carroll, Fr Leo Choi and former principals Fr John Papworth and Fr Bernie Graham.

Read more ...

Young people to rejuvenate the face of the Church


By Sr Yvonne Reungoat, Superior-General of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians

At the end of Vatican Council II, the Council Fathers addressed a message to the young, indicating that the Council had sought to ‘rejuvenate’ the face of the Church to better respond to Jesus Christ, eternally young; to question itself on how to better respond to the call to be light and hope for the world.

Read more ...

We must give priority to Young people

Fr Angel Fernandez Artime

Young people are an oppurutunity to learn, and thus are a priority

By Father Angel Fernandez Artime, Rector Major

The Synod is an opportunity to talk about young people and with young people, but the Church also has a lot to learn from them.

Read more ...