Monday 29 August, 7.30pm–9.30pm

Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre, Xavier College, 135 Barkers Road, Kew
The Xavier Social Justice Network presents the ‘Daring to be different’ forum, with speakers Julian McMahon, Jo Doherty and Darren Side, moderated by Shane Healy. The theme is ‘Stepping through the door: Are we ready to transform words into action?’ Simultaneously, an exhibition of Aboriginal art, ‘Synergy: Art from the heartlands’ will open (and continue to 16 September). All details are in the flyer attached.
Cost: Adult $15 Student $5
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Monday 29 August, 7.30pm

 Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville
An invitation from Edmund Rice Ministries to join Vicki Clark (Mutthi Mutthi) and Phil Glendenning (Edmund Rice Justice Centre) in an evening of ideas and discussion on this vital topic for all Australians. Reconciliation and recognition: Where are we headed? When will we get there? Supper will be served following the conversation.
Cost: Free
Details and RSVP: Kerrie on 8359 0100

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Wednesday 31 August

St Vincent de Paul's St Francis Conference hosts the Social Justice in the City series.

Lectures are held at the St Francis Pastoral Centre, corner Lonsdale & Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne, on the last Wednesday of the month – February through to November, from 12 to 1.

Do join us for topical presentations by excellent guest speakers and a “cuppa” … everyone is welcome.

Our guest speaker this month is Fr Joe Caddy, Episcopal Vicar for Social Services in the Archdiocese of Melbourne, Parish Priest and the Chief Executive Officer of CatholicCare.

Fr Caddy will be speaking on "A Place at the Table: Social Justice in an Ageing Society (2016 Australian Catholic Bishops Social Justice Statement)". 

For further information please call Joan on 9895 5875.

Sunday 11 September, 2.30pm–5.30pm  

Cardinal Knox Centre Theatre, 383 Albert Street, East Melbourne (enter via Lansdowne Street carpark)  

In today’s current climate, knowing how to respond to those experiencing same-sex attraction can be confusing. As Catholics we are called to respond in a way that is both loving and truthful. This event will explore how we can respond to those in our lives facing same-sex attraction. The film Desire of the everlasting hills will be screened, followed by a panel discussion with personal testimonies from people who have experienced same-sex attraction and found peace in Christ’s teaching on love and sexuality.

International guest, Fr Philip Bochanski, the Associate Director of Courage International (a Catholic ministry to people with same-sex attraction) will also feature on the panel.

Cost: Donation Bookings: www.trybooking.com/MMRF Details: Life, Marriage and Family Office on 9287 5587 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Thursday 15 September, 7am–9am  

The CQ Club, 113–123 Queen Street, Melbourne

Hosted by Archbishop Denis Hart, this series of breakfasts continues on 15 September, when leading Catholic researcher Dr Kevin Donnelly shares his story. Kevin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Catholic University and one of Australia’s leading education authors and commentators. He is a strong advocate for Christianity in the public square and the importance of religious faith and transcendence in what is an increasingly secular age.

Cost: $45

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Details: Michael Bohan on 0439 172 465 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RSVP: 12 September

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