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Fr Frank’s Homily for the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Homily for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C and the Vatican’s 108th World Day of Migrants and RefugeesReadings: Amos 6:1, 4-7; Psalm 145(146):7-10; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-3125 September 2022This homily was originally published on Catholic Outlook: News from the Diocese of Parramatta on Saturday 24th September 2022. In today’s…

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CAPSA in Action – using your VOICE

USING YOUR VOICE TO HEALBy Magdalene KonnehThe following is a reflection on ‘healing’ by Magdalene Konneh, originally published on 21 June 2022, on the Jesuit Refugee Service Australia website as part of Refugee Week 2022. Healing in medical terminology involves the repair of the living tissues and organs and…

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CAPSA in Action – using your HEART

You’ve Got to Have HeartFrances Sheahan, Catholic Alliance for People Seeking AsylumThe 1955 Eddie Fisher song You Gotta Have Heart reminded us that when faced with difficult problems heart is the key. Beyond knowing, heart is what is going to get us up and doing to make change…

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CAPSA in Action – using your RESOURCES

Our parishes use our resources for people seeking asylum and refugeesBy Rosie Hoban35 for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was…

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CAPSA in Conversation: building a better future together

The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum would like to invite you to our upcoming webinar ‘CAPSA in Conversation: building a better future together’ held during the National Week of Prayer and Action 2022. We will be hearing from four fantastic speakers who will share how we can…

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10-year Anniversary Vigil – Event Planning Resource Kit

10-year Anniversary Vigil – Event Planning Resource KitWhat is this resource? To acknowledge the 10-year anniversary of Australia’s reintroduction of offshore processing, the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) is supporting its community to host their own vigil event.  It provides a suggested agenda, links to resources,…

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CAPSA’s #refugeeweekreflections

CAPSA recently joined communities all over Australia in celebrating Refugee Week 2022, from June 19th-25th. One way in which CAPSA engaged with the broader community was through social media. From Monday – Friday, #refugeeweekreflections were posted on CAPSA Twitter and Facebook. If you missed these reflections, we’ve collated…

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Federal Election has shown Australians want just and humane treatment of people seeking asylum

The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA) welcomes the result of the Federal Election and looks forward to seeing the new Labor Government implement its promise to abolish Temporary Protection Visas (TPVs) and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas (SHEVs), and to provide pathways to permanent protection, as soon…

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