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WELCOME to The Bridge, and thank you for your ongoing support. In this issue we take several new steps forward. 

First, we want to hear from you about what you would like to see in our bi-monthly newsletter. What articles about people, resources and initiatives will help you locally? And what format is most useful? Please click on the two-minute survey below to share your thoughts. Second, we highlight the recent BCELM announcement of the national online conference on evangelisation to be held from October 20-22. This will be the major integrated and intergenerational initiative of the BCELM into the future. We look forward to releasing more information soon. 

Finally, we continue to offer the article diversity of The Bridge, so please scroll down and review some amazing evangelisation resources and considerations in Australia. 

​​​Every blessing,

Malcolm Hart
Director, National Centre for Evangelisation

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BCELM Conference

National evangelisation conference set for October

Australian Catholics are being invited to take part in a unique national evangelisation conference later this year, to be hosted online by the Australian Bishops Commission for Evangelisation, Laity and Ministry (BCELM).
 
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Radio Maria

Faith on the airwaves: Radio Maria comes to Australia

It’s been several years in the making, but international Catholic radio station Radio Maria finally has an Australian presence.
Radio Maria Australia officially launched last month, broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week from its very own Melbourne studio.​​

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RCIA

The RCIA Process: A responsibility of all the baptised

Whose responsibility is it to continue to nurture new Catholics? Whose responsibility is the task of evangelisation so that people continue to come forward for baptism? And whose responsibility is it to accompany enquirers through the initiation process and beyond?

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World Meeting of Families

Family life at the centre of international Catholic event

The importance of families to the Church and society will be recognised and celebrated around the world later this month, when the tenth World Meeting of Families take place.

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Literature

The surprising consolations of popular culture: Seeking stories that give us hope

Scripture and in particular the Gospels are a great source of encouragement during our faith journey. But can works of popular culture and entertainment also evoke and inspire feelings of hope, joy and faith, perhaps even without intending to do so?

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NATSICC

Communities set to come together again for NATSICC Assembly

After being postponed twice, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council’s (NATSICC) Assembly will take place in September in Townsville, helping to restore connections that have been significantly challenged over the past two years.

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