Cath Talk Blog
A group called the "Australian Defence League" was profiled on ABC's 7.30 Report last night.
The group aims to rid Australia of Islam.
In this blog, I would like to take the opportunity to reject both the aims and the methods of this group.
Last week, a Brisbane father was convicted of hiring a prostitute for his 13 year old son while on holiday on Thailand. A closer look at the story reveals some disturbing facts about Australian attitudes towards sex tourism.
In his Lenten message, Pope Francis told us that "in imitation of our Master, we Christians are called to confront the poverty of our brothers and sisters, to touch it, to make it our own and to take practical steps to alleviate it."
Catholic Talk contributor Benard Chedid took up this challenge and volunteered at the Matthew Talbot Hostel this Lent. He provides a beautiful reflection in today's blog.