June 1, 2016
Aussie deacon addresses diaconate gathering in Rome

Aussie deacon addresses diaconate gathering in Rome

Thousands of permanent deacons and their wives began their Year of Mercy celebration by cutting straight to the heart of what it means to be a deacon, how the ministry impacts […]

Pope Francis calls for prayers for Syria, children missing around world

Pope Francis calls for prayers for Syria, children missing around world

Pray for victims of recent terrorist attacks in Syria and pray that those who sow death and destruction will change their ways, Pope Francis said in an appeal. At the end […]

Sr Emmanuel Chapman hits a century

Sr Emmanuel Chapman hits a century

How does a religious sister who spent her 90th birthday scuba diving celebrate her 100th? With a visit to Sydney Tower, where the view of the city is the perfect backdrop for […]

Why historic deaconesses will not translate to modern female deacons

Why historic deaconesses will not translate to modern female deacons

The media have recently had a feeding frenzy over Pope Francis’ off-the-cuff remarks about a commission to give clarity to the question of the possible ordination of women deacons, supposedly because […]

Boat person to bishop: the new Bishop of Parramatta, Vincent Long, in his own words

Boat person to bishop: the new Bishop of Parramatta, Vincent Long, in his own words

Former boat-person and refugee, Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFMConv is a man used to frontiers; God keeps sending them his way, and the newly appointed fourth bishop of Parramatta says […]

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