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.
“You are here today because something has drawn you. God is working with you and will continue to do so.”
It is now public knowledge that Cardinal Pell has been convicted on five charges relating to sexual abuse of minors, concerning two people, boys at the time of the alleged offences, one living and one now dead. The matter has become public because a second trial, on other offences, has been abandoned, removing the risk of the present verdict influencing another jury’s thinking.
Whatever you dream your future is, it cannot be equal to His dream for you. All your dreams so wild, so extravagant, are nothing as romantic or as splendid as god's design for you. Lay your own aside, leave yourself in his divine hands, listen to His voice with humility, earnestness and courage.
Father Bede Jarret OP
The Annual Catechist Mass will be held on 15 February 2019 at 2pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral Hamilton.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women of the Newcastle and Hunter region now have an Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer to support them when visiting public hospital Calvary Mater Newcastle.
Another year has passed, and we could be forgiven for asking ourselves what if anything has changed since this time last year. There are still the scandals that scar our society and our Church; there are things that should have been done yet remain undone; there are still possibilities that have not been explored.