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JPII’s cassock: Handle with care!

The cassock worn by Pope John Paul II has left Rome for the first time in 19 years and is the latest addition to the relics at the shrine dedicated to the saint in East Gosford.

Local Maronites keep charity work thriving ahead of Easter

Maronites on Mission have raised nearly $60,000 for homelessness in Australia ahead of Lent shortly after arriving home from missionary work in the Philippines.

Behold, the man! How playing Jesus is a Passion project for...

Passion play actors who literally walk with, and as Christ, on Good Friday are transformed through the experience and touched by the effects on others.

Melto D’Moronoyo: Maronites set off on another year’s liturgical pilgrimage

Australia prides itself on being a multi-cultural country. Unknown to many Australians, the Catholic Church is not only multi-cultural but also multi-ritual.

Celebrating Easter the Syro-Malabar way

Crowds were noticeably bigger at the Holy Week and Triduum liturgies at Christ the King Syro-Malabar Mission at Villawood, and the community’s young people are stepping up their involvement in ministry after the relative quiet of the early Covid pandemic years, said parish committee member Jennix Joyson.

What Easter means to me

Three well-known Catholics reflect on what this special time has meant to them down through the years.

Roll away the stones of sin and fear, Pope Francis says...

"The Lord is an expert in rolling back the stones of sin and fear," the Holy Father said in his homily for the Easter Vigil Mass on 8 April.

Feeding the Masses: How Sydney eats at Easter time

Hundreds of kilograms of sweets, 40 tonnes of prawns, countless whole lambs, sausages, pork bellies—meet the Sydneysiders who make Easter special from the moment the Mass has ended.

Easter calls us to lay aside factionalism, hostility: Archbishop Anthony Fisher...

A Statement from the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP In many ways contemporary societies are deeply divided. Our politics are often polarised...

Nearly half of all Australians would come to church this Easter,...

New research from NCLS says that most Australians would come to church, but nobody's asked them. Now's your chance...

Patrick O’Shea: Hot cross bun heretics must wait until the resurrection

There’s no denying the delight of biting into your first hot cross bun of the year. Yet there’s the debate of when to start eating them. Is it as soon as the shops start selling them? Is it Ash Wednesday? Is it Good Friday? Is it Easter Sunday?

Melto D’Moronoyo: Women as Messengers of the Resurrection.

Presently, in the Maronite Church we are celebrating the season of the Resurrection. This is a wonderful time to reflect on the role and...
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