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Vatican invites youth to celebrate 40th anniversary of World Youth Day

Credit: Rome Reports The Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life and the John Paul II Foundation for Youth have organised a series of events...

Cardinal Pell was always pleased to see Sydney lead

To celebrate the first anniversary of Cardinal Pell’s death, a Mass was celebrated at the beautiful chapel in Domus Australia in Rome. This chapel was very dear to His Eminence and it was fitting to have this celebration in this special place. 

Croatian parish chips in for WYD pilgrims’ journey

One Sydney parish was so determined to help their young people get to World Youth Day in Lisbon that it raised almost $20,000 to...

Simcha Fisher: When complaints about World Youth Day veer into irreverence

According to tradition, World Youth Day is being largely ignored by the secular press and is being marked with nonstop complaining by Catholic social...

Don’t be afraid to change the world, pope tells youths at...

"Let's all repeat this phrase in our hearts: 'Don't be afraid,'" Pope Francis said, later announcing that Seoul, Korea, would host WYD 2027

Love and marriage on the World Youth Day trail

Three couples renewed their vows at the Wedding Church at modern-day Cana, and two pilgrims were engaged in Paris

Next stop Lisbon as two WYD pilgrims are confirmed in the...

Two of Sydney’s pilgrims added an extra-special highlight to their journey, receiving the sacrament of confirmation from Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

Fatima rosaries for WYD pilgrims

The rosary will be a special focus of Sydney’s World Youth Day pilgrims from the beginning of their journey to a three-day retreat in Fatima after the big event itself.

Spirits soar as Sydney pilgrims prepare for World Youth Day

Overshadowed by the power of the Holy Spirit, Our Lady arose from the comfort of her home and “went with haste” (Lk 1:39) to her cousin in joyful anticipation of what God had in store.

Anthony Cleary: Young men need a beautiful faith too

A few years ago, I completed doctoral studies on the appeal and impact of World Youth Day. Pilgrim responses to my research were insightful and at times surprising, none more so than when they were asked to identify their most rewarding experience. I had not anticipated that many pilgrims, especially teenage boys, would name visits to historic churches in Italy.

Sydney Catholics honour Our Lady with prayer and procession

In her message to three Portuguese shepherd children on 13 July 1917, Our Lady asked them to “pray the rosary every day in honour of Our Lady of the rosary, in order to obtain peace for the world.”

Thirteen young catechists commissioned to teach

Deon Testore is passionate about imparting the Catholic faith to children and teenagers so they don’t miss out, as he did when he was growing up. “I want to give back to the Church that’s given so much to me and assist the next generation of Catholics, especially in this culture which is becoming ...
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