October 19, 2017

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Marist girls to kick cancer to the curb

To celebrate becoming a new, fully co-educational 7-12 college since last year, Marist College Penshurst will demonstrate its girl power and raise funds for cancer research on October 27. The college’s female students will hold a Girls’ Night In to support the Cancer Council Pink Ribbon Fund and beat breast and gynaecological cancers. Masterminded by PDHPE teacher […]


US speaker Emily Wilson to tear the roof off at ACYF

If young people are looking to tap into something bigger than themselves and experience “unmatched joy”, they should sign up for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival, says American speaker, musician and worship leader Emily Wilson, one of the headline speakers at the event. Emily, 28, is one of the most sought-after Catholic speakers around the […]


19,000+ Catholic school students start 2017 NSW HSC

A record 19,330 Catholic school students began their NSW Higher School Certificate on Monday. Catholic Schools NSW (CSNSW) – the state’s new representative body for Catholic education – said one in four students involved in the HSC is from a Catholic school, including some who will sit at least one HSC exam while still in […]


Charity innovator to headline ACYF

For Thérèse Nichols, the idea to harness Australia’s love for eating out and turn it into a force to help those worse off in the world, was a direct response to the poverty she’d seen and a desire to use her gifts and talents to serve God and others. Thérèse is the Director and Co-founder […]


The Final Apparition: Our Lady of Fatima events throughout Sydney

Thousands are expected to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima (October 13, 1917) in events throughout Sydney. October 13 The Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy in Penrose Park will host Fatima Day on 13 October, from 10am to 3pm, with exposition, confession, and Mass, and a Eucharistic […]


Court sets committal hearing date in Cardinal Pell matter

Cardinal George Pell will face a committal hearing in relation to charges of historical sexual offence allegations next March. The hearing is booked in for 4 weeks from March 5. Up to 50 witnesses are expected to be called. Counsel for the Cardinal, Robert Richter, QC, today told a brief hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates […]


Growing Good Men is coming to Sydney

Stuart Brady says that the Growing Good Men weekend is so good that if he were running a Catholic school, he’d make it a compulsory event. Stuart, 46, and his son Harrison, 17, had a “pretty good” to “fantastic” relationship before going on the weekend two years ago – good but not as great as […]


Pope Francis hears the plight of refugees, launches global campaign

Pope Francis has launched a global campaign to promote the rights of refugees and migrants. The Pontiff launched Caritas Internationalis’ “Share the Journey” campaign on September, inviting all Catholics to extend a hand of welcome to a migrant or refugee, and to listen to refugees’ stories. The Vatican is reaching out to governments as they […]


Archbishop Fisher’s pilgrimage a true education

The richly-coloured blue and gold mosaic of the Annunciation soaring six metres or more towards the roof of the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth was a perfect backdrop for a photo opportunity as Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP escorted teachers of the Archdiocese of Sydney on a pilgrimage through the Holy Land this week. Archdiocese […]


Giovanni goes global as playful Marxist video becomes a worldwide hit

Playful footage of Marxists encountering a Eucharistic procession, as captured by Catholic Weekly photographer Giovanni Portelli, has clocked up more than 320,000 views over the weekend, becoming a global hit on Catholic social media. The footage shows the startled reaction of two Marxist students as they unwittingly walk into the path of a Eucharistic procession […]


Mind your chips, Mary is coming through

An estimated crowd of around 24,000 people descended on the Sydney Fish Market to witness the annual Blessing of the Fishing Fleet last Sunday – and it was a very Italian celebration. While the day was full of activities and celebrations for visitors, tourists and families the highlight was the procession of the Madonna – […]


Council can’t keep Korean spirit from soaring

One of Sydney’s new councils has proven no match for Korean Catholic spirit with Sydney’s Korean Catholic Church shifting their 41st anniversary celebration to Belfield after they were denied permits in two other locations. The change of plans proved no dampener to celebrations which saw around 1000 people descend upon the park, setting up 12 […]