Tag Archives: Asylum seekers

Why the Swing to the Right?

The election of Donald Trump to the office of President of the United States took me completely by surprise. I didn’t think such a thing was possible because I believed that, as a world, we were beyond such a blatant … Continue reading

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A Human Face on Asylum Seekers

The global refugee crisis could not have come at a worse time for them given the current fears fuelled by the recent terrorist activity world-wide. Indeed, earlier this week, One Nation Leader Senator Pauline Hanson wrote to Prime Minister Malcolm … Continue reading

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Muslims in Church

Last night I saw an article on the news about a far-right nationalist group, that links itself to One Nation Party leader Pauline Hanson, who stormed a church service on Sunday dressed in Muslim-style attire and chanting anti-Islamic slogans. I could … Continue reading

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Refugee Resettlement in Papua New Guinea

Tony Fedele has been a long time friend of our Passionist Community in Templestowe, Melbourne. His son, David Fedele, has become an independent documentary filmmaker, who recently traveled to city of Lae in Papua New Guinea, to witness first hand … Continue reading

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Passionist International JPIC Workshop, Rome, 2015

A Passionist International workshop seminal on Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation was held at our mother house in Rome from the 13th to the 19th of April this year. Fr. Kevin Dance CP of our Australian Province, and a … Continue reading

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Japanese Whaling Problem

Every year, as images of the Japanese whaling fleet in the southern oceans doing battle with the Sea Shepherd fill the TV screen, I find myself feeling more and more helpless and frustrated. I have tried to support the anti-whaling … Continue reading

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Border Protection Paranoia

On the 12th of May, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison announced a major shake-up in Australian border security administration. Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) is effectively to become merged into a powerful new permanent ‘super-agency’. In the course of the coming year, … Continue reading

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