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Homeless memorial service offers a prayer for the forgotten

The Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service, now in its fourth year, was held on the 21 June winter solstice to honour those who have died homeless, on the streets or in unstable housing.

The humour and hypocrisy of the Greens over cemeteries

If you believe Greens MLC Cate Faehrmann’s complaints at the long-overdue resolution of NSW’s cemetery wars, the Catholic Church is pulling the strings on Macquarie Street. If only—it would make Monica Doumit’s job much easier.

Varroville cemetery fast-tracked with end to NSW Government stand-off

Construction of Sydney’s newest cemetery will resume after the NSW Labor Government resolved a stand-off between its Catholic operator and the previous government.

On darkest night, Sydney remembers homeless who have died

As the sun set for the longest night of 2023, Wednesday 21 June, an annual ceremony was held to commemorate the lives of homeless men and women who died in the previous year.

Cemeteries CEO Peter O’Meara remembered for courage, humour

Beloved CEO and family man Peter O’Meara has been farewelled by hundreds of friends and family, and leaders from civic, community and faith organisations following his sad passing on 6 June at the age of 67.

Cemeteries chief Peter O’Meara awarded Papal knighthood

Recently retired chief executive officer of Catholic Cemeteries and Crematoria, Peter O’Meara has been honoured with a papal knighthood in recognition of over a decade of tireless advocacy in the corporate and political sphere, defending the Church’s mission in ensuring everyone has a dignified faith-based funeral and burial and access to grief support at a reasonable cost.

New cemeteries council

Catholic Cemeteries and Crematoria has established a stakeholder engagement council to represent the diverse needs of people of all faiths and none when it...

Minister’s war on graves

Catholic cemetery operators have accused NSW Property Minister, Melinda Pavey of leading an ongoing war on religious groups by continuing her push for faith-based...

NSW cemeteries breakthrough welcomed

The operator of Sydney’s Catholic cemeteries welcomed a backflip by the NSW government on its decision to amalgamate it with four underperforming cemetery trusts.

Monica Doumit: Death by pink official form

“Hey Mon, can you give me the two-minute version of the issue with the cemeteries?” If I had a dollar for every time I was...

Healing for the grieving at Christmas time

Interfaith service at St Mary's brings hope and healing As the world of late-night shopping and end-of-year parties swirled outside, people gathered at St Mary’s...

Mystery ashes find a special home

Cathedral's most unusual lost belonging left no clues A sad puzzle had a happy ending when Bishop Terry Brady buried ashes left anonymously in St Mary’s Cathedral during a special interment...
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