September 19, 2018

Author Archive | Marilyn Rodrigues

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.


Sydney’s Best and Brightest Recognised

Istella al-Shorachi, 18, has packed a lifetime’s worth of adventure and heartache into the past four years and already discovered her life’s calling to help others no matter where she finds herself. The Year 12 student from Mary MacKillop Catholic College, Wakeley, arrived in Sydney from Jordan with her parents and three brothers in September […]


Victorian Confession seal fight is looming

Archbishop Peter Comensoli of Melbourne confirmed his commitment to maintain the seal of confession after the Victorian government promised to outlaw it.


Slice of Paris in Sydney

A public lecture about the interplay of faith and reason drew almost 100 people into slice of Paris in the middle of Sydney last week.


Reunion an ocean away

A group of Sydney women is preparing for a huge school reunion 3000 kilometres away from their alma mater in Suva, Fiji.


Awards for student leaders

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP today presented the Archbishop of Sydney Awards for Student Excellence 2018 to 50 senior students from Catholic schools across the Archdiocese of Sydney.


Housing a human right

Australia’s bishops today called on governments and the community to work together to address rising rates of homelessness and housing stress.


Education sparks adult faith

Suzy Curro was “a normal Christmas and Easter Catholic” until her cousin gave her a flyer for a Theology of the Body course at a Sydney Croatian Catholic parish.

New acolyte Joshua Gereis (left) with his father Jason Gereis, and maternal grandfather Bernard Moses. PHOTO: Giovanni Portelli

New acolytes for Sydney

Joshua Gereis gave his dad Jason a unique gift on Father’s Day last weekend – he was formally instituted as an acolyte alongside him in a ceremony at St Mary’s Cathedral.


Tales help young and old

Teenager Phoebe Farag is “learning so much” about what life was like for older generations as a participant of an innovative memoir-writing program for aged care residents.


Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on 15 years as a bishop

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP says that if he’d known as a young man or Dominican friar that he would one day add ‘Archbishop of Sydney’ to his CV he would have “run away in terror because it is so big”. Speaking to The Catholic Weekly in the formal dining room at St Mary’s Cathedral House […]