September 23, 2018

Archive | 2018


Parishioners demand housing affordability

Parishioners from at least two inner west Catholic churches are getting behind the Australian bishops’ call for more affordable housing.


Education funding changes announced

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Education Minister Dan Tehan today announced the Federal Government’s changes to education funding.

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP celebrates the 150th anniversary Mass with the Marists Fathers. PHOTO: Patrick J Lee

Archbishop Fisher: 150 years of Marists’ ‘Zeal for God and souls’

It’s one of the harshest lines in the Gospels, certainly one of the harshest to come from Jesus’ lips, and it’s addressed to the very man Jesus is preparing to lead after He has gone. “Get behind me, Satan” (Mk 8:27-35) isn’t the language we associate with the Jesus of the Beatitudes, of telling us […]


Pope Francis meets Bono

U2 front man Bono had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican Wednesday afternoon, saying afterward the Holy Father was “incredibly gracious with his time, his concentration.”Speaking to journalists following the just over 30-minute meeting Sept. 19, Bono said they “let the conversation go where it wanted to go,” discussing “big themes,” such […]


Fr Khoi’s gift after time in ‘a quiet place’

Fr Khoi Doan Nguyen says there have been a few big mysteries in his life; one is how he came to be a priest when he had originally planned to marry. The other was how he came to write two books after doing poorly at literature at school. It’s been a big year for the […]

Pope Francis in 2015 waves alongside Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, then the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, right, outside St. Patrick in the City Church in Washington. PHOTO: CNS photo/Bob Roller

Monica Doumit: Priests pen painful letter for peace

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat down over the past few weeks in an attempt to write something about the current wave of scandals in the Church, particularly the news that seems to come out almost daily of the United States. I won’t go into detail; I’m sure those of you who […]


Ending street sleeping in Sydney

The former Homelessness Czar in the UK has challenged the city of Sydney to “have a bloody good go” at putting an end to homeless people sleeping rough on its streets. Dame Louise Casey, Chair of the Institute of Global Homelessness Advisory Committee, was the keynote speaker at the Act to End Street Sleeping Symposium […]


Simcha Fisher: I can see into the future

My land, it’s been a rough month. Every time we look at the news, there’s something else to make you feel terrible; and every time we look more deeply into the past, it’s even more terribly terrible still. Happily, I can see into the future. It’s a gift that’s been thrust upon me from the […]


Mark Shea: I Believe in One God, the Father Almighty – Part Eight

This is the conclusion of Mark Shea’s eight-part series on the first line of the Creed. Click here for Part One. Last time, in this space, we spoke of God’s willingness to allow his creatures the freedom to do evil and the redemption he brings out of that.  Our own experience of suffering bears witness to […]

Apostleship of the Sea national director Roslyn Rajasingam. PHOTO: supplied

Defending exploited workers at sea

Last year Leichhardt North parishioner Jenny Abood didn’t know anything about the plight of many workers at sea, now she will help to assist them.