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Plaque recalls ‘holiest week’

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP and his predecessor Cardinal George Pell have jointly unveiled a bronze plaque in central Sydney, to honour the legacy left...

Youth consecrated to Our Lady ahead of World Youth Day preparations

Youth from the Somascan parishes of St Joseph’s Moorebank and St Christopher’s Holsworthy were consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the Feast...

World Youth Day spirit gathers pace

Just as the joy and energy of huge events such as World Youth Day was beginning to seem a distant memory, Sydney’s young people came out in their hundreds to honour their Catholic faith and community last Sunday evening.


The occasion was the Feast of Christ the King, chosen by Pope Francis for the hosting of diocesan versions of World Youth Day, with the next international gathering scheduled for August 2023 in Lisbon.

More than 800 young people from parishes, schools, and university chaplaincies gathered from across the archdiocese with Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP for Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral. It was followed by a smaller gathering of around 100 young people in the cathedral hall due to pandemic restrictions.

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YouTuber runs the race with faith

A young Sydney Catholic combines her talents in a unique social media outreach.

Updated: World Youth Day postponed

Restrictions have also forced the World Meeting of Families back until 2022.

Pope makes Mary focus for next WYD

“Mary arose and went with haste" will be the theme of the next WYD in Lisbon in 2022.

Student in seventh heaven after meeting Pope

A Sydney Catholic School student had a “dream come true” at World Youth Day in Panama … meeting Pope Francis in front of around...

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP: Servant talk is God’s talk

This is the edited text of the World Youth Day Catechesis by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP in Panama City, Panama, on 24 January. ‘I’m a...

Monica Doumit: Shepherds feed His sheep

“What has been your favourite moment of the World Youth Day pilgrimage?” I was asked this question by a journalist over dinner on one...

Pilgrims called to change Australia

A Catholic youth leader has urged pilgrims to keep the faith-filled spirit nurtured in Panama alive when they return home and to make a...
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