I was not surprised by George Weigel’s continuing criticism of Pope Francis and the coming Synod of Bishops (The Catholic Weekly, 9 July, 2023). I was surprised that his discussion of Vatican II’s central document Lumen Gentium ignored one of its most striking features.
Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has commissioned Sydney’s World Youth Day pilgrims for their expedition to Lisbon, Portugal, with the promise of a life-changing journey of transformation and an encounter with the Risen Christ.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a lasting negative effect on school attendance and student opportunity, with measures designed to protect students now confirmed to have had a “clear impact on mental health and wellbeing,” the CEO of Catholic Schools NSW, Dallas McInerney, has said.
Every morning under the cover of darkness, Florence Grech makes her way quietly through the inner-city streets. The spritely 91-year-old arrives at St Peter’s Catholic Church in Surry Hills and unlocks the huge timber doors and lights the candles, ready to welcome the day’s faithful.
Kids from South-West Sydney can achieve anything, and can grow up to become prime minister, children at St Felix Catholic Primary School in Bankstown heard from Education Minister Jason Clare on 27 June.
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