Pope Benedict XVI to Retire

Pope Benedict XVI to Retire
12 Feb 2013 | In a surprise announcement Pope Benedict XVI has said he will step down from his role of Pontiff of the Catholic Church on 28 February.

Preparations Underway, Schedule Released for 155 Anniversary of Lourdes Apparitions

Preparations Underway, Schedule Released for 155 Anniversary of Lourdes Apparitions
11 Feb 2013 | More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes on Monday, on the 155 anniversary of the first apparition of the Virgin Mary to a young girl named Bernadette.

Sydney Catholic Students Off to Los Angeles for Chance of a Lifetime

Sydney Catholic Students Off to Los Angeles for Chance of a Lifetime
11 Feb 2013 | Talented singers, dancers and actors from Sydney’s Catholic Schools head for Los Angeles next week to showcase their talents during America’s four day international Religious Education Congress…

The Road to Rio is Fast Approaching

The Road to Rio is Fast Approaching
11 Feb 2013 | World Youth Day in Rio is just five months away and the closing date for Sydney youth to register is fast approaching.

40 Days for Life Lenten Vigil a Worldwide Phenomenon

40 Days for Life Lenten Vigil a Worldwide Phenomenon
11 Feb 2013 | Tomorrow night Bishop Julian Porteous, the Archdiocese of Sydney’s Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation and …

Celebrations Over AGL Back-down on Coal Seam Gas Premature -  Priest

Celebrations Over AGL Back-down on Coal Seam Gas Premature – Priest
8 Feb 2013 | Today’s surprise announcement by AGL to suspend plans to sink up to 72 coal seam gas wells at 11 surface locations between Liverpool and Campbelltown has triggered few celebrations among residents…

University Bases Philanthropic Foundation on Catholic Ethos of Helping Others

University Bases Philanthropic Foundation on Catholic Ethos of Helping Others
8 Feb 2013 | Traditionally university foundations are set up to raise funds for campus buildings, classrooms and equipment.

Cardinal Confers Papal Awards on Three Outstanding Australians

Cardinal Confers Papal Awards on Three Outstanding Australians
7 Feb 2013 | General Peter Cosgrove has received many awards for his outstanding service as an army officer, as Australia’s Chief of the Australian Defence Force as well as…

Cardinal to Launch Project Compassion's 2013 Lenten Campaign

Cardinal to Launch Project Compassion’s 2013 Lenten Campaign
7 Feb 2013 | The Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell will celebrate Mass at noon on Ash Wednesday at St Mary’s Cathedral when he will also officially launch Project Compassion, Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten Campaign.

Approval of High Risk RU486 Abortions Regrettable & Dangerous - Dr Renate Klein

Approval of High Risk RU486 Abortions Regrettable & Dangerous – Dr Renate Klein
7 Feb 2013 | RU486 popularly known as the abortion pill is unpredictable, high risk and can cause immense pain, weeks of nausea, severe bleeding, rare infections that are often not diagnosed until it is too late, and in some instances may even cause death, says Dr Renate Klein.

Safe Social Media: Avoiding 'Cyber Violence' in the Digital World

Safe Social Media: Avoiding ‘Cyber Violence’ in the Digital World
7 Feb 2013 | February 5th marks ‘Safer Internet Day’ in Europe. It’s a day to promote the safe and responsible use of the web and the rights of its users.

WYD Rio is Six Months Away, but Organizers Say it's Already Having an Effect on The Youth

WYD Rio is Six Months Away, but Organizers Say it’s Already Having an Effect on The Youth
7 Feb 2013 | In about six months, Benedict XVI will travel to Brazil, to lead World Youth Day in Rio on July 25th.

Urgently Needed Goods at Vinnies Bundaberg Warehouse Destroyed by Floods

Urgently Needed Goods at Vinnies Bundaberg Warehouse Destroyed by Floods
6 Feb 2013 | One of St Vincent de Paul Society’s large warehouses in Bundaberg along with its op shop has been hard hit by the recent devastating floods.

Universities United in Support of Great Grace Conference

Universities United in Support of Great Grace Conference
6 Feb 2013 | Sydney’s Universities are giving their full support to the Great Grace Conference and encouraging students to attend by offering assignments and units in their degree programs to participants at this important event.

Greater Urgency Needed on Govt Changes to Poker Machine Legislation

Greater Urgency Needed on Govt Changes to Poker Machine Legislation
4 Feb 2013 | People addicted to poker machine gambling continue to wreak havoc and harm on families with social welfare agencies urging the government quit its go-slow roll-out and introduce legislation as soon as possible.

Virtual walking tour available for Mount Temple in Jerusalem

Virtual walking tour available for Mount Temple in Jerusalem
1 Feb 2013 | The Dome of the Rock juts out of the Jerusalem skyline. The complex, known by many names, including Mount Temple, is among the most important sites for three of the major world religions.

Tough Economy Sparks New Call for Urgent Disaster Appeal

Tough Economy Sparks New Call for Urgent Disaster Appeal
1 Feb 2013 | Australians dug deep for the victims of 2009’s Black Saturday Bushfires.

Twins Take First Day of School in Their Stride

Twins Take First Day of School in Their Stride
1 Feb 2013 | Thousands of school students put their holidays behind them and got out the schoolbags this week for the start of a new school year.

Rockhampton Residents Close to Despair as City Braces for Latest Floods

Rockhampton Residents Close to Despair as City Braces for Latest Floods
1 Feb 2013 | In the past week mini tornados, teeming rain and 150 km winds triggered by Cyclone Oswald have devastated much of central and coastal Queensland as well as northern NSW.

 Catholic Schools Call for Urgently Needed  Details of Govt Funding Cuts

Catholic Schools Call for Urgently Needed Details of Govt Funding Cuts
31 Jan 2013 | The NSW Government announced it would slash $1.7 billion funding to Catholic, private, independent and public schools in September last year.

Fr John McSweeney: True Blue  Irishman and Pastor Priest

Fr John McSweeney: True Blue Irishman and Pastor Priest
30 Jan 2013 | The Funeral Mass of the late Father John McSweeney who died on 16 January at age 93 was celebrated by the Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell this week…

Redfern Jarjum College Aims to Change the Lives of Inner City Aboriginal Children

Redfern Jarjum College Aims to Change the Lives of Inner City Aboriginal Children
30 Jan 2013 | When the new school year began, 20 excited Aboriginal children made history when they became the first enrolees at the city’s newest Jesuit Primary School…

Cathedral Red Mass Signals Start of New Law Term

Cathedral Red Mass Signals Start of New Law Term
25 Jan 2013 | Justice Tom Bathurst QC, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of NSW will lead the impressive judicial procession from the Crypt and up the steps through the main doors of St Mary’s Cathedral…

Pope on Social Networks: Ignore The Noise, Be Authentic, Promote Dialogue

Pope on Social Networks: Ignore The Noise, Be Authentic, Promote Dialogue
25 Jan 2013 | Benedict XVI, who is also the first Pope on Twitter, says it’s frustrating that being popular on social networking sites, often depends on being famous, instead of value and content.

Evangelisation in the Clouds - Pope Hails Social Networks in Communications Day Message

Evangelisation in the Clouds – Pope Hails Social Networks in Communications Day Message
25 Jan 2013 | Social networks facilitate the sharing of spiritual and liturgical resources, helping people pray with a greater sense of closeness, Pope Benedict XVI says in his Message for 47th World Communications Day.

St Mary's Cathedral Australia Day Celebrations a Beloved Tradition

St Mary’s Cathedral Australia Day Celebrations a Beloved Tradition
25 Jan 2013 | The weekly practice session tonight by St Mary’s Cathedral team of volunteer bell ringers will also be their final rehearsal before Saturday …

New Alliance Determined to Close Healthcare Gap Between Rich and Poor

New Alliance Determined to Close Healthcare Gap Between Rich and Poor
24 Jan 2013 | Twenty percent of those on the lowest incomes in Australia have three times the rate of obesity compared to the rest of the population…

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Named Second Patron of Australia

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Named Second Patron of Australia
24 Jan 2013 | A formal decree approving St Mary of the Cross MacKillop as second patron of Australia has been received by Archbishop Denis Hart, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC).

Daily Life & Death Dramas at St Vincent's ER Creates Riveting TV

Daily Life & Death Dramas at St Vincent’s ER Creates Riveting TV
24 Jan 2013 | Eschewing sensationalism and simply telling it like it is, TV’s "fly on the wall" documentary series of the daily life and …

Organizing Committee for WYD Rio 2013 Greets Pope After Rome Meeting

Organizing Committee for WYD Rio 2013 Greets Pope After Rome Meeting
24 Jan 2013 | This week, organizers gave new life to the preparation for World Youth Day in Brazil.