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Cultural revival: Young Australian Catholics including Chris Da Silva, right, will establish The Culture Project and share the experience of virtues in schools, youth groups and universities.

Cultural revival: Young Australian Catholics including Chris Da Silva, right, will establish The Culture Project and share the experience of virtues in schools, youth groups and universities.

By Emilie Ng

YOUNG Catholics in Brisbane and Sydney are steering a new initiative to restore virtuous culture in today’s hedonistic society.

Frassati Australia and Crossroads Australia co-ordinator Chris Da Silva is among three Australians who will establish international enterprise The Culture Project in February.

The Culture Project shares the Church’s message of sexual integrity and human dignity into Sydney schools, churches, youth groups and universities.

It began in the United States of America under the name Generation Life, but later rebranded as The Culture Project.

Mr Da Silva said the young adults involved were committed to “creating a culture of life” in Australia by “inspiring young people to live out virtues”.

“A lot of young people don’t know what a virtue is,” Mr Da Silva said.

“The Culture Project will show young people what the dignity of a person means, talk about the attack on sexual integrity and life, with some help from Theology of the Body, and also encourage young people to be actively pro-life.”

The Culture Project’s US staff arrived in Sydney earlier this month to train the Australian missionaries and will remain in Australia until December 23.

Mr Da Silva said the Sydney launch would hopefully inspire other young Catholics to “spread around the country”.

“We aim to spread the ministry to Brisbane soon,” Mr Da Silva said.

The Culture Project leaders are supported by donations only.

For more information or to donate to The Culture Project, contact mail@restoreculture.com.

Written by: Emilie Ng
Catholic Church Insurance

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