Catholic Schools Support Farmers

Catholic schools offices across NSW are supporting drought-affected families through a combination of fee relief, counselling and donations, Catholic Schools NSW (CSNSW) said today. CSNSW Chief Executive Officer Dallas McInerney said Catholic schools offices in the Armidale, Bathurst, Canberra-Goulburn, Lismore, Maitland-Newcastle, Wagga Wagga and Wilcannia-Forbes dioceses have moved quickly to...

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Young Catholics Air Hopes And Concerns

Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese, 15 Aug 2018   Australian Catholic Youth Council workshop attendees, from left: Angela Markas, Malcolm Hart, Ashleigh Green, Bishop Mark Edwards OMI, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop Peter Comensoli, Sebastian Duhau, Jonathan Vala and Mark Lysaght. Source: ACBC Media Blog. The hopes and concerns of young...

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World Meeting of Families Opens

Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese, 23 Aug 2018 The World Meeting of Families opened in Dublin yesterday, a three-day event that will bring 37,000 people from 116 countries to meet together with Pope Francis. Pope Francis addressed the opening session in a video message and will arrive in Dublin on Saturday....

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Next Step Towards Sainthood

Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese, 18 Aug 2018 Australia is one step closer to getting its next saint with the Vatican advancing the cause for the beatification of Sydney woman Eileen O’Connor by awarding her the title Servant of God. The announcement comes six months after Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP appointed...

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Euthanasia Bill Defeated

Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese, 16 Aug 2018 The push to give Australia’s territories – the ACT and the Northern Territory – the power to legalise euthanasia failed in the Senate last night by the slimmest of majorities, 36-34 votes. The proposed law had been put to the Senate by NSW...

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Church joins Redress Scheme

Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese, 30 May 2018 Catherine Sheehan The Catholic Church today confirmed its commitment to join the National Redress Scheme to compensate victims of child sexual abuse. In a joint letter to Social Services Minister Dan Tehan, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, President of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and...

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