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Bishops pay tribute to former Parramatta Bishop Kevin Manning following his...

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP joined Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv in paying tribute to the second Bishop of Parramatta, Bishop Emeritus Kevin Manning, following his death aged 90 on 15 July.

Parish renewal in the inner west

Fr Michael Meagher and parishioners at St Brendan’s and St Michael’s in Sydney’s inner west are dreaming big and putting plans in place to support the historic parish as a centre of evangelisation well into the future.

Parish faces parish in first Virtus Games competition

Catholics in South-Western Sydney have taken their religious “virtues” to the sporting field as parish took on parish at the inaugural Virtus Games.

How can I get an early morning weekday Mass in my...

In my parish there are no early morning weekday Masses, which I need in order to get to work. Nor are there evening Masses. What is more, there are often no Masses on Mondays or Saturday mornings. Is there anything that can be done about this?

Laity part of a renewal movement for the Order of Preachers

Local secular Dominican James Lu says the order is going through a period of renewal, with increasing numbers of lay people attracted to living out the order’s charism in community with each other.

National study to investigate reasons for decline in Mass attendance

With the national Mass attendance rate now at just over eight per cent, the National Centre for Pastoral Research (NCPR) will soon commence a study of reported reasons why people who continue to affiliate as Catholics do not participate regularly in Sunday Mass.

Moral issues can’t take a backseat when discussing Christian unity

The Catholic Church is ‘one, holy, catholic, and apostolic’, and as the October assembly of the Synod of Synodality approaches at a time of widening fault lines in the church over same-sex relationships and canonically irregular marriages, what it means to say the church is ‘one’, is increasingly important, writes George Weigel.

Disciple Diaries: From heartbreak to hope

The extraordinary faith journey of Andrew Condoleon reads like the script from a Hollywood movie. From a tennis prodigy bound for Wimbledon, to an ice addicted, street gang member, Andrew’s transformation into a leader of his parish and an inspirational fixture among the booming Sydney Catholic men’s movement will have you praising God.

Pope Francis’ CBS interview addresses women deacons, war, climate change and...

By Gina Christian, OSV News Pope Francis said he is not open to the possibility of ordaining women as deacons, weeks after authorising several Vatican...

Might this short prayer help us when we meet our maker?

Mother Hilda Scott OSB tells a touching story that reveals the incredible power of an ancient one-sentence prayer.

Philippa Martyr: The reasons why we don’t need women deacons

The ordination of a deaconess in the Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa has piqued interest in the western media, but it doesn’t necessarily follow that the Roman Catholic church will, or should, do the same.

Beauty and joy at the heart of priestly portraits

Charbel Bousamra is lending his artistic talent to drawing caricatures of well-known local and international Catholic leaders.
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