One of Newcastle’s own ordinated as the new Bishop of Wollongong  IMAGE Church

One of Newcastle’s own ordinated as the new Bishop of Wollongong

February 23, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

The Most Rev Brian Mascord DD, the fifth Bishop of Wollongong “wasn’t overly keen on the priesthood” as a young man and never expected to be appointed a bishop.

Turn the light off when you leave IMAGE Church

Turn the light off when you leave

February 23, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

Our hottest summer on record is coming to an end - but spare a thought for the residents of Coober Pedy. Daytime temperatures higher than 48C mean half of the town's inhabitants live underground.

Pope Francis: Sainthood for the late Pope Paul VI IMAGE Church

Pope Francis: Sainthood for the late Pope Paul VI

February 22, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

During his annual Lenten meeting with the priests of Rome last week, Pope Francis confirmed the Late Pope Paul VI will be made a saint this year.

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Religious freedom is necessary in pluralist Australia

February 21, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

Religious freedom must be enshrined in Australian law and recognised as a right, rather than an exception or an exemption.

Findings from Catholic church’s largest-ever survey help guide youth ministry IMAGE Church

Findings from Catholic church’s largest-ever survey help guide youth ministry

February 20, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

Researchers from Australia and the United States will present their findings on how young people perceive and engage with the Catholic Church during one of a series of significant events that will be held during the Year of Youth.

Pope Francis renews Sexual Abuse Commission amid criticism IMAGE Church

Pope Francis renews Sexual Abuse Commission amid criticism

February 19, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

Pope Francis has renewed a commission on clergy sexual abuse, confirming an American cardinal as its head, as the Vatican promises to give victims a greater say in its work.

10 breathtaking Churches from around the world IMAGE Church

10 breathtaking Churches from around the world

February 19, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

What is the most beautiful place of worship that comes to your mind? Maybe it’s St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney or perhaps it’s further afield - like the iconic St Peter’s Basilica in Rome or the glorious Notre-Dame in Paris. Everyone has their favourite.

So this is life on Mars: Intergalactic travel from a Catholic perspective IMAGE Church

So this is life on Mars: Intergalactic travel from a Catholic perspective

February 16, 2018 Britten Thompson

Serial innovator, Elon Musk, recently catapulted the world forward in terms of intergalactic travel as he launched SpaceX, an aerospace company which will make space travel cheaper and far more accessible. Many see this as the first step in populating Mars