Apr
8
3:00 PM15:00

St Matthew's Church in Page responds to Royal Commission and its own history: Prayer Gathering and Tree Planting

A Prayer Gathering will be held to remember and acknowledge the people who have come forward with their stories of sexual abuse in the then parish of St Matthew’s in Page

The gathering will be held on Sunday 8 April at 3pm at St Matthew’s Church in Page and will be open to all people who wish to attend.

The gathering will take the form of a prayer service, followed by the planting of a weeping cherry tree and the blessing of a plaque. The tree is deciduous and has been chosen specifically to reflect the great sadness of the abuse and the hope of healing. The tree will also bear white flowers in Spring to signify the innocence of the children and hope for the future.

The purpose of this prayer gathering is to create a space in the garden at St Matthew's Church Page where people who told their stories of sexual abuse can be assured they have been heard and acknowledged. It is also a space where families and friends of those children can feel remembered. The space will be an ongoing sign to the general parish community and others, that the betrayals and failures of the past will not be forgotten, nor repeated.

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Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Concerned Catholics: NEXT PUBLIC FORUM

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse delivered its final report to government on 15 December 2017 after five years of investigation.

At our third public forum Francis Sullivan, CEO, Truth Justice and Healing Council, will provide an analysis of the Commission's final report.

Concerned Catholics Chair, Professor John Warhurst will also provide a report on Concerned Catholic's liaison with the Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese and the 2020 Synod.

EVENT DETAILS
7:00pm for 7:30pm
Thursday 22 March 1018
Centre for Christianity and Culture
15 Blackall Street, Barton, ACT

PARKING
Limited parking is available at the venue
Additional parking is available in the Wilson carpark at the back of the Ottoman Restaurant

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Nov
22
6:00 PM18:00

BOOK LAUNCH: Trapped in a Closed World: Catholic Culture and Sexual Abuse

FLYER

Pearls and Irritations: The Dangers of a Feminine Touch: Kevin Peoples

Trapped in a Closed World is Kevin Peoples' first-hand account of the harmful clerical culture that dominated Catholic seminary life in Australia in the 1960s. This is more that just a memoir, It is an insightful and compelling examination of clerical culture and its link to sexual abuse in Catholic institutions.

6:00pm Wednesday 22 November

Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, 15 Blackall Street, Barton ACT

Please Note: Due to current court proceedings, Trapped is not available for sale in Victoria.

PARKING
Limited parking is available at the venue
Additional parking is available in the Wilson carpark at the back of the Ottoman Restaurant

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Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

Forum

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VENUE
'The Chapel' Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture
55 Blackall Street BARTON ACT
(Parking: See details below)


SPEAKERS
Sr Ruth Durick OSU
President Catholic Religious Australia
Member representative Catholic Professional Standards

Fr Peter Day
Associate Priest, Queanbeyan, Bungendore, Braidwood
Founder 'Home' in Queanbeyan

Dr John Falzon
CEO St Vincent de Paul Society
National Council of Australia

SPEAKER PROFILES


PROGRAM
7:00pm                Refreshments
7:30pm                Introduction and Welcome: John Warhurst
7:40pm                Sr Ruth Durick
7:50pm                Fr Peter Day
8:00pm                Dr John Falzon
8:10pm                 Q&A
8:30pm                2020 Plenary Council
                             National and Local Update (chaired by Robyn Beetham)
                             Monica Phelan
                             John Warhurst
8:45pm                 Q&A
9:30pm                 Close


PARKING
Limited parking is available at the venue
Additional parking is available in the Wilson carpark at the back of the Ottoman Restaurant


DONATIONS
Free admission - donations welcome on the night
 

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Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

Forum

Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture
55 Blackall Street BARTON ACT 2600

Presenters
Francis Sullivan CEO Truth Justice and Healing Council
Kristina Keneally former NSW Premier
Marilyn Hatton, Convenor Australian Catholic Coalition for Church Renewal

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