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Catholic, Anglican bishops support Top End ministry to seafarers

The Catholic and Anglican dioceses in the Northern Territory have forged a partnership to deliver pastoral care and other practical support to seafarers who dock in Darwin’s port. Source: Stella Maris Australia.

Chaplaincy Vocations

Br Des, 80, embraces new ministry focus

In his 60th year as a Marist Brother, Des Howard is proof that it’s never too late to find new ways to live out your vocation. Source: The Southern Cross.

Chaplaincy Education

School chaplaincy report recommends addition of secular support staff

An independent evaluation of the National School Chaplaincy Program has found there are benefits of having chaplains in schools but has endorsed plans to broaden the scheme to include secular support staff. Source: ABC News.


Ministers to seafarers celebrate their pastoral efforts

Dozens of people who minister to seafarers on behalf of the Catholic and Anglican churches gathered in Sydney recently for the Oceania regional conference of Stella Maris and Mission to Seafarers. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


Prison chaplains are ‘eyes, ears and hands of Christ’

Bishop Tim Norton SVD has described prison chaplains as “the eyes, ears and hands of Christ in a contained world that has very limited signs of love and care”. Source: ACBC Media Blog.