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ACU offers hand of support in Iraq in time for Year of Mercy

Archbishop Bashar Warda

AUSTRALIANS played a significant role in the establishment of Iraq’s first Catholic university which was opened on Tuesday (December 8), the start of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, who sought support from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and Australian Catholic University for the institution, opened the Catholic University in Erbil (CUE) which has about ... Read More »

Catholic teacher called to improve lives of indigenous youth

Teacher Majella Ritchie with two indigenous students

MAJELLA Ritchie knew nothing about Australian indigenous culture when she left university two years ago, but in two months she’ll be responsible for a handful of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The teacher at St Flannan’s primary school, Zillmere, is headed to Innisfail in January to greet 90 indigenous children at Radiant Life College, a Christian school giving ... Read More »

Saintly inspiration for ACU Brisbane students

ACU's new St John Paul II statue

HE was the shepherd of the Church for 26 years, now St John Paul II is watching over the students at Australian Catholic University, Banyo. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge blessed a new statue of the former pontiff on November 11. ACU Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven said the statue was a valuable addition to the award-winning John Paul II Building on ... Read More »

Wealth of knowledge at ACU

ACU Pro-Chancellor Julien O'Connell

AUSTRALIAN Catholic University has named Julien O’Connell as the new Pro-Chancellor, following the legacy of Ted Exell who spent 15 tireless years in the role. Mr O’Connell brings an accomplished resume as a former executive and businessman, specialising in insurance, accounting and risk management. He continues to chair a number of boards including the CEO Institute, a leading provider of ... Read More »

ACU hosting panel on Papal encyclical

ACU Encyclical panel

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is inviting the public to get involved in an important discussion on climate change by coming to a panel discussion called Integral Ecology – unpacking the Pope’s call to action on climate change, on Thursday 6 August. The discussion will be held at ACU’s North Sydney Campus and live streamed through the ACU YouTube page. Those ... Read More »

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