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Nigel Zimmermann: Stagnation and death in the Church

The crisis is real and requires prudent responses Previously I wrote about the need to start our response to the Plenary Council by focusing on...

Pet blessings draw fresh faces to church

There was a clatter of claws and a flurry of fur at the first blessing of the pets service held at St Patrick’s parish...

Voice of Assisi comes to Sydney

A slight Franciscan friar, whose powerful and prayerful voice prompted Pope Francis to have him open the Synod of Bishops for the Pan Amazon...

Sydney’s Brother Bernard makes his Solemn Profession

For many young Catholics in Australia, 2008 was a year of immense grace as World Youth Day came to Sydney and brought along with...

Youth gets a Capuchin Catechesis on God’s Glory

St Felix gets Franciscan formation More than 20 young adults from across Sydney gathered at Bankstown parish on 19 June to hear Fr Thomas McFadden...

Pope to make historic visit to the UAE

Pope Francis will visit the United Arab Emirates next year, becoming the first pope to visit the Arabian Peninsula.

Blessing of animals great and small

Father Paul Ghanem ofm says he has witnessed “very intense” bonds between pets and their owners annual blessings of animals.
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St Vincent’s Hospital, Lismore, celebrates 100 years of care

Country's only diocesan-owned hospital is unique One winter’s day in 1921 four Sisters of Charity boarded a stream train at Sydney’s dusty Central Station for...
When I was in jail, you visited me: a US prison chaplain, main photo, delivers Communion to a prisoner. Photo: Karen Callaway, Northwest Indiana Catholic

Being with Jesus in Jail

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