Catholic shop online Australia is the platform or an initiative of the Pontifical foundation who are the Australian arm. This foundation is the aid to the church in need and has arranged many catholic books, devotional material, crosses and rosaries. The shop has been operating in Australia since 1965 and has a long history in the distribution of religious items as the country is very religiously diverse and has about 2 million catholic population.
THE GLOBAL MISSION OF THE CHARITY:
The main aim of the St Columbans(the management of the charity house) is to help the people in need by giving them knowledge about the catholic religion and culture. The priest and sisters of the Catholic shop online Australia missionary gospel the words of Jesus to the people in the following ways:
- Making people know the importance and respect to the mother earth and environment.
- Helping the people in need and working with the poor
- Taking a step towards peace
- Promoting dignity and justice among people and society
- Promoting communications and friendly relations between the Christians and other religious communities.
- Developing faith in the church communities.
MISSION EDUCATION TO THE POOR:
The charity trust also engages in educating the poor through different sources. They work with mission education through publications like The Far East magazine and also by Columbus eBulletine. They also take up workshops and presentations in educating children. The missionaries also work with some organizations like Catholic health Australia, Mary Aikenhead Ministries, Good Samaritan Education, Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans and St John of God Health Care in providing mission education.
This mission education is one of the new and important steps taken by the trust to develop the mission in different areas of Australia. The missionary also works with the teachers and catholic education officers.
Another important and major mission that has been taken up by the missionary is economic justice to all the people. The economic system of the government is not working equally for all the people of the state. The missionary says that the rich are having the whole wealth of the country, the poor are remaining poor. So, Columban missionaries had to take up a step to reach out to the poor and to get equality among all the people and communities in every sector. They say every human on the earth must be treated equally and never stop a person from having their freedom and rights. Columbans had involved themselves in researching causes and resources to raise awareness about the injustice taking place among the people.
The missionary people had dedicated all their lives to be with the poor, help them and fulfil all their needs. They have always engaged themselves in removing poverty and inequality among the rich and the poor in the country. They reject the products and resources produced by huge multinational companies or the government. They also do not accept the non-renewable resources offered by the government or any community. They have named such offerings or products as a resource curse. They say that such resources cause conflicts, differences, dependency and a huge gap between the rich and poor.
Other than the above missions, the Columban missionary also come up with many other mission such as:
- Ecological justice
- Just food
- Just peace
- Christian-Muslim relations
- Peace, ecology and justice
Columban missionary works in many places, including Australia, Britain, Chile, China, Fiji, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, and Peru.