Journey to further assist parents, grandparents, teachers, guardians, and other carers involved in children’s faith life journey, the Catholic Diocese of Darwin has developed an animated character called Cathcroc with whom children can engage and pose questions.
After questions are received, a video will periodically be shared on the Diocesan digital channels featuring Cathcroc acknowledging the question/questioner.
Cathcroc would then request Bishop Charles Gauci (who would also appear in the video) to share his thoughts and answer the question.
“As a Church we have things old and new. There are perennial values that are forever coming to us from Jesus and the early Church.
“The Holy Spirit keeps on guiding us into a deeper understanding of these mysteries of our Faith” Bishop Gauci said.
“Each generation needs to proclaim our Faith message in contemporary understanding for all ages. Cathcroc is aimed at Children, the parents, guardians, and all other carers of Children.
“We pray and trust in the Lord that this will be a useful tool in His hand in the proclamation of His Good News to all,” added Bishop Gauci.
Crocodiles play a very important part to the Aboriginal culture and the Northern Territory is home to the world’s largest wild crocodile population.
Hence developing a croc animated character for Territorian Children to engage with in their faith journey was almost inevitable.
In a post on social media, Bishop Gauci pledged his support to assisting young people in their faith journey.
“I’m happy to support you in your role as carers for the children you love, as you help them in their questions in meaning, faith, and life.”