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Sydney’s liturgy of luxury

A new mega-block of luxury apartments overlooks St Mary's Cathedral and proposes a rival vision of fulfilment, writes Kamila Soh
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Karl Schmude: Christmas and the Cathedral

One Christmas Day an unhappy French teenager walked into the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris.  He came to High Mass, more out of...

Neocatechumenal Way gives two new priests to Sydney

Anderson Gallego and Rafael Silva were ordained by Archbishop Fisher in a service filled with the Neocatechumenal Way's joyful spirit.

How Great thou Art

They say stained glass windows are used to help bridge the gap between the earthly and the divine … and nothing is more evident than the incredible displays at Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral.


Constructed of glass pieces, connected and outlined by strips of lead, the stunning windows are one of society’s most primitive methods of storytelling and offer an ethereal experience with colour and light.

Drawing on his life-long love affair with the beautiful widows, Dean of the Cathedral, Fr Don Richardson, has answered the many requests over the years by some of the millions of visitors to one of Sydney’s leading landmarks, and published a stunning book explaining the stories behind each one.

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Cathedral to be a visual feast

After a challenging year, disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, many Sydneysiders are looking forward to returning again to community events in the lead up...

Pope Francis nominates Sydney for May Rosary pandemic ‘marathon’

The theme of unceasing prayer recounts the Acts of the Apostles when all the church prayed for Peter, who was imprisoned until God sent an angel to free him.

Jesus overcomes every darkness, Archbishop tells those celebrating Easter

Come out of the tomb with me, Jesus says to all humanity today, Rise up to everlasting life and love!,” the Archbishop reminded worshippers on Easter Sunday morning.

Easter is light amid a crisis for believers, Archbishop tells worshippers

Jesus dies, the disciples are scattered, everything seems lost - that's the experience of Easter. But something beyond imagining is almost upon us with the dawning of the Resurrection

This crisis delivers us victory and hope, Archbishop tells worshippers

In a unique ceremony, Sydney's Archbishop turns to the example of Jesus in His last moments with His disciples

The wait is over – Catholics return in big numbers to...

Just 12 months ago, cathedrals and churches across the nation and around the world stood empty and closed as the pandemic took its toll, leading to the first Easter not celebrated in the usual way since the time of the Spanish Flu in Australia shortly after the First world War.
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