YOUR DIOCESE

More than 68,000 take part in Plenary Council’s first stage IMAGE Your Diocese

More than 68,000 take part in Plenary Council’s first stage

March 18, 2019 Brooke Robinson

Plenary Council 2020 President, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB, has expressed his gratitude for the faith, energy and generosity of all those who took part in the first stage of preparation for the Plenary Council which closed on 6 March.

LITURGY MATTERS

LITURGY MATTERS: Liturgical resources for Lent IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: Liturgical resources for Lent

March 18, 2019 Louise Gannon rsj

Happy St. Joseph’s day!  May our reflection on Joseph lead us into an ever deepening listening to God’s word; a listening that opens our eyes and hearts to recognise when our ways are not consistent with God’s ways; a listening that empowers us to let go of what we thought was a good idea and do what God asks. 

DOOHAN DISCOURSE

A special message from Fr Andrew Doohan IMAGE Doohan Discourse

A special message from Fr Andrew Doohan

March 18, 2019 Fr Andrew Doohan

On the evening of Saturday 16 March, together with hundreds of people from across Newcastle, I gathered at the Newcastle Islamic Centre in Mayfield. I gathered there to stand in prayerful solidarity with the Islamic community in their grief and shock of what had happened the day before in Christchurch, New Zealand. It was not the way I had envisioned marking the beginning of Harmony Week, yet it was the perfect example of why Harmony Week is something to be acknowledged in the civic life of Australia.

LATEST IN OPINION & COMMENT

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: everyone belongs IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: everyone belongs

March 18, 2019 Teresa Brierley

Transform us as you transfigured,
stood apart on Tabors’s height.
Lead us up our sacred mountains,
search us with revealing light.
Lift us from where we have fallen,
Full of questions, filled with fright.

These are the words of a hymn which we sang at our Cathedral this weekend, for the Second Sunday of Lent. The words were written by David Haas in his Song of the Transfiguration.

LATEST IN SOCIAL SERVICES

It's right to turn the page - but first you have to read it IMAGE Social Services

It's right to turn the page - but first you have to read it

March 18, 2019 Lizzie Snedden

Felicity (Flic) Ryan is a Wadi Wadi woman, and her mother’s family are freshwater people from the Swan Hill and Moulamein areas of Victoria and New South Wales. Flic’s father is of Scottish background and his family hail from the region below Glasgow in the central lowlands.

LATEST IN DARA

John Sandy shares a message of acceptance with students of Holy Family, Merewether for Harmony Week IMAGE DARA

John Sandy shares a message of acceptance with students of Holy Family, Merewether for Harmony Week

March 18, 2019 Alexander Foster

Development and Relief Agency (DARA) Project Liaison Officer, John Sandy, visited the students of Holy Family Primary School, Merewether to share his story in time for Harmony Week 2019.

MN YOUTH

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Youth invited to Light to the Nations Easter pilgrimage

February 14, 2019 Alexander Foster

Light to the Nations invites Catholic youth from around Australia and other countries throughout the Pacific to participate in its Easter pilgrimage.

LATEST IN CHURCH

Pope Francis to open secret archive on World War II-era Pope Pius XII IMAGE Church

Pope Francis to open secret archive on World War II-era Pope Pius XII

March 05, 2019 Todd Dagwell

Proclaiming the Church “isn’t afraid of history”, Pope Francis says he will open up the Vatican archives on World War II-era Pope Pius XII, a historic decision Jewish groups have sought for decades.

YEAR IN REVIEW

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Caritas has a project named Compassion

January 29, 2019 Tracey Edstein

Addressing the People of God at the liturgy to launch Project Compassion 2018, Bishop Bill reminded the congregation that Pope Francis is continually urging us to be a church that goes out.