PCP Welcomes Newest Patrons Cardinal Rabat and Dr O'Brien
PCP Patron Cardinal Rabat Archbishop of Port Moresby since 2008 and Cardinal-Priest of San Giovanni Battista de’ Rossi since 2016
Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP) is excited to announce our newest patrons committed to finding a global solution for vulnerable Pacific Island states in the face of climate change!
Cardinal Ribat, Archbishop of Port Moresby since 2008 and Cardinal-Priest of San Giovanni Battista de’ Rossi since 2016, has agreed to be a patron of PCP and we’re very happy to have him with us. Cardinal Ribat is a dedicated advocate for the people and families threatened by sea-level rise and as the first Catholic Church Cardinal for Papua New Guinea's (PNG) he is a part of spreading acknowledgment of the church in “small places” and has helped to put places like PNG and the issues facing them on the global stage.
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Oceania Province Weekly News August 10th
- Profession of First Vows - North America
Congratulations to Brother Robert Droel who professed his First Vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience on July 28, 2018 at Sacred Heart Church in Palos Hills, IL. The Rite of Religious Profession took place in the context of a Eucharistic celebration. Rob’s vows were received by Brother Kevin Griffith, Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America Province Leader. Br Julian McDonald represented the Congregation Leadership Team at the ceremony.
- A Spirituality of Re-enchantment
The 13.7 billion year history of our universe has been marked by the ongoing rise of consciousness, culminating at this point in time in the reflective consciousness of the human. Each step along the way might be labelled as a ‘transformation of consciousness.’
The first lesson comes from nature. All animals, all life forms (taken right down to raw matter) have a degree of consciousness in that they are all subject and reactive to that which draws them on. Call it emergence, call it evolution, call it Creation (God’s). We are in the hands of a power greater then ourselves.
- West Australia Edmund Rice Movement Gathering
The WA Wisdom Group held their annual CB and Associate Schools and Ministries gathering on Monday 30 July 2018 at Aranmore College, one of our Associate Schools. Thirty six people attended, not just from schools but also from ERCWA, ER Camps, Tuart Place, Clontarf Aboriginal College and Wheelchairs 4 Kids. It was very low key: wine and finger food and a chance to meet each other.
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Transition Support Team Bulletin No 24
A Feast of the Assumption of Mary Prayer to Commemorate the first Brothers professing Vows in 1808
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Australian Catholic Religious
Against Trafficking in Humans
News Release … July 30 2018
ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) has launched a national fund-raising appeal after today’s announcement from the Federal Government revealed that it would not be funding ACRATH this year.
ACRATH’s $125,000 one-year grant from the Federal Government ran out on June 30 2018.
ACRATH’s Executive Officer Christine Carolan said the organisation was hopeful of further Government funding in the future, but was now completely reliant on the generosity of the community to continue working to combat modern day slavery and forced marriage.
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Training for Kiribi Leaders
In February, the Pacific Calling Partnership hosted eight leaders from Kiribati for the Australian Awards Fellowship, which was funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Topics covered included Critical Reflection, Resilience and Social and Emotional Well-being, Australian Studies, Climate Change, Leading In Organisations, Leading with Moral Purpose, Monitoring and Evaluation and Mentoring. The group visited Canberra to meet with Members of Parliament and went to Newcastle to see the coal mines that have contributed to the challenges the people of Kiribati face.