September 20, 2018

Archive | 2011

Members of the Young Order of Malta pilgrimage to WYD11 gather at Sydney Airport prior to departure.

Disabled pilgrimage to WYD to ‘open doors’

Carers and disabled pilgrims from the Young Order of Malta pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Madrid have returned home confident that the new venture will open doors – and elevators and wheelchair ramps – for greater access at Church events in the future. “People have been very positive, very encouraging, and I got the general […]

Remembering Cardinal Moran

Tuesday, 16 August marks the Centenary of the death of Cardinal Patrick Francis Moran, third Archbishop of Sydney and one of the city’s most outstanding leaders. Intellectually brilliant, the Cardinal was born in Leighlinbridge, County Carlow, Ireland on 16 September 1830. The youngest of five children of businessman, Patrick Moran and his wife, wife Alicia, […]

The Assumption of Our Lady – 15 August

Monday, 15 August the Church celebrates the Feast Day of the Assumption of Our Lady when according to our faith, the Holy Mother, “having completed her course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory”. Although defined as an article of faith by Pope Pius XII just over half a century […]

Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop – 8 August

Monday August 8 marks the 102st anniversary of the death of Mary MacKillop and the first Feast Day of Australia’s first Saint. Canonised by Pope Benedict XVI on 17 October 2010, Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop’s Feast Day will be celebrated not only at schools, parishes and churches across Australia but by communities and […]