• Second Plenary Council Assembly opens in SydneySecond Plenary Council Assembly opens in Sydney
    The Members of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia were urged to “cling to the cross” and “ask the Holy Spirit to help us” as they commenced the Council’s second assembly last night. Source: ACBC Media Blog. {split here} The opening Mass of the second assembly began with a heartfelt… Read more »
  • Pope offers prayer intention for JulyPope offers prayer intention for July
    Pope Francis has asked the Catholic Church to pray in a special way for seniors during the month of July. Source: National Catholic Register. {split here} The prayer intention follows requests to pray for families in June and for young people in May and coincides with the celebration of the… Read more »
  • ‘Historic day’ as Church signs agreement with Congo‘Historic day’ as Church signs agreement with Congo
    As Cardinal Pietro Parolin visits the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Church has signed agreements with the country’s government to define the Church’s legal status in the areas of health, finance, pastoral care, and social services. Source: Vatican News. {split here} As part of the Vatican Secretary of State's visit… Read more »
  • MP vows to restore Northern Territory rightsMP vows to restore Northern Territory rights
    Northern Territory federal Labor MP Luke Gosling has vowed to restore the Territory’s right to legalise euthanasia “as soon as possible” when Parliament resumes later this month. Source: NT News. {split here} The Northern Territory became the first jurisdiction in the world to legalise euthanasia in 1995 but the legislation… Read more »
  • Indigenous students awarded scholarships to study in RomeIndigenous students awarded scholarships to study in Rome
    Indigenous education students Jedda Ellison and Hayden Kubler have been awarded the Australian Catholic University’s 2022 Francis Xavier Conaci scholarship to study in Rome. Source: The Catholic Leader. {split here} Ms Ellison, a Yuwibarra woman, said the opportunity to represent Indigenous Australians was “overwhelming”, but she felt very proud. “It’s… Read more »
  • Latest media releasesLatest media releases
    Click on Media Releases to read the latest. {split here} 220630 - UNDA - NSW Governor awarded Honorary Doctorate from University of Notre Dame Australia 220628 - Mater - Mater provides compassionate care to those who need it most 220628 - ACU - Virtual museum brings the wonders of ancient… Read more »
  • PM’s Catholic secondary school considers co-ed futurePM’s Catholic secondary school considers co-ed future
    One of Sydney’s oldest Catholic schools is considering becoming co-ed, with inner-city St Mary’s Cathedral College putting a proposal to parents that could see it expand to a dual campus. Source: Sydney Morning Herald. {split here} If the plan moves ahead it would be the fifth new co-educational school created… Read more »
  • Prayers for homeless who died on the streetsPrayers for homeless who died on the streets
    On the longest night of the year, Sydneysiders gathered to pray for all those who have died on the streets, often ignored and unknown by society. Source: The Catholic Weekly. {split here} “The death of a person that goes unnoticed and unmourned diminishes all of us,” said grief counsellor Patricia… Read more »
  • Fr Mike aims to ‘put your prayer life into hyperdrive’Fr Mike aims to ‘put your prayer life into hyperdrive’
    United States priest Fr Mike Schmitz, the voice behind the “Bible in a Year” podcast, will launch a new “Catechism in a Year” podcast on January 1, 2023. Source: CNA. {split here} For the 365 days of 2023, Fr Schmitz will read through the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church,… Read more »