October 16, 2018

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Parishioners demand housing affordability

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

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Education funding changes announced

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

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400km road trip to help friends

Kingsgrove parish has hand-delivered $12,000 to friends in Coonabarabran who are suffering the effects of drought.

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A warm welcome for refugees

A former refugee from Yugoslavia, who migrated to Australia 20 years ago, now dedicates much of his time to helping newly-arrived refugees in Sydney. Milan Maksimovic and his wife Hilda have worked with different organisations and churches over the past few years, delivering hampers full of food and other goods to Syrian and Iraqi refugees […]

Fr Christopher Slattery presided over the Blessing of the Fleet in 2017. Photo: Patrick J Lee

All aboard for the Blessing of the Fleet

One of the most colourful and spectacular events in the Catholic year is set to take place at the Sydney Fish Markets when the annual Blessing of the Fleet takes place – and everyone’s invited. As a much-loved event in the local calendar, Sydney Fish Market will once again host the annual celebration on Sunday […]

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Church Responds to Royal Commission

The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference and Catholic Religious Australia today released its joint response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Archbishop Mark Coleridge, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, and Sr Monica Cavanagh rsj, President of Catholic Religious Australia, addressed a Press Conference this morning at […]

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Childbirth researcher joins effort to reduce caesarean births

A Sydney-based researcher from The University of Notre Dame Australia has joined an effort to reduce the number of medical interventions that occur during childbirth in Australia. Dr Kate Levett, a lecturer at the Catholic university’s School of Medicine, has been awarded a grant of $320,000 to lead a research team to examine the effectiveness […]