Mark your religion on the 2016 Census IMAGE Local Church

Mark your religion on the 2016 Census

August 05, 2016 Comments Jude Hennessy

Faith is not in decline around the world. Religious affiliation is growing and faith remains a vital part of the life, culture, thinking and behaviour of individuals in Australia, positively impacting society and culture in many and varied ways. 

“The Church is a messy reality.” IMAGE Local Church

“The Church is a messy reality.”

August 05, 2016 Comments Tracey Edstein

In introducing Fr Richard Lennan at the Raymond Terrace seminar on Monday, Adult Faith Formation Officer, Vivien Williams, said, "The prodigal son has returned." She was right in terms of the prodigality of Richard’s scholarship, wisdom and generosity. Richard is Professor of Systematic Theology at Boston College and a priest of our diocese.

WORLD YOUTH DAY BLOG: Pilgrimage days 17-18 IMAGE World Youth Day 2016

WORLD YOUTH DAY BLOG: Pilgrimage days 17-18

August 04, 2016 Joanne Isaac

Maitland-Newcastle pilgrims trek to Campus Misericordiae for the Vigil and final Mass on days 17-18.

Help end the wait for those in need of a life-saving transplant IMAGE Local Church

Help end the wait for those in need of a life-saving transplant

August 04, 2016 Alice Suter

This DonateLife Week (31 July-7 August) Australians will be urged to join the Australian Organ Donor Register online to help end the wait for those in need of a life-saving transplant.

GLOBAL PULSE Letter from Rome: Motorhome Missionary of Mercy IMAGE Local Church

GLOBAL PULSE Letter from Rome: Motorhome Missionary of Mercy

August 04, 2016 Robert Mickens

This week's letter comes not from Rome but Asia and Australia.

As most people know, Pope Francis commissioned some one thousand “missionaries of mercy” at the start of the current Holy Year and granted them special faculties to forgive even those sins reserved to the Holy See.

WORLD YOUTH DAY BLOG: Pilgrimage day 16 IMAGE World Youth Day 2016

WORLD YOUTH DAY BLOG: Pilgrimage day 16

August 03, 2016 Joanne Isaac

Maitland-Newcastle pilgrims experience Way of the Cross in Blonia Park on day 16.

WORLD YOUTH DAY BLOG: Pilgrimage day 15 IMAGE World Youth Day 2016

WORLD YOUTH DAY BLOG: Pilgrimage day 15

August 02, 2016 Joanne Isaac

Maitland-Newcastle pilgrims welcome Pope Francis on day 15.

WORLD YOUTH DAY BLOG: Pilgrimage day 14 IMAGE World Youth Day 2016

WORLD YOUTH DAY BLOG: Pilgrimage day 14

August 01, 2016 Joanne Isaac

Cardinal Timothy Dolan speaks to Maitland-Newcastle pilgrims on day 14.