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  • Catholics honoured on Australia Day 2023
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on January 25, 2023 at 11:21 am

    From music to social work, building up local parishes and religious life, sustaining charitable organisations, healthcare and industry, Catholics are among those named in this year’s Australia Day honours list. They include: PETER CIANI Maroubra Catholic and music industry veteran Peter Ciani brought his gift for song to Sydney from Sicily after falling in love The post Catholics honoured on Australia Day 2023 appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Large crowds welcome the Theology of the Body to Australia
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on January 24, 2023 at 5:37 am

    Partnership with Sydney to equip a generation of leaders The visit of Dr Christopher West, president of the Theology of the Body Institute, with some of his team drew about 1000 people across two events in Sydney last weekend to listen to his message of hope and the meaning of human sexuality. It was just The post Large crowds welcome the Theology of the Body to Australia appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Man of constant prayer
    by Adam Wesselinoff on January 20, 2023 at 2:15 am

    Looking for Cardinal Pell? You only had to go to the chapel Whenever Archbishop Anthony Fisher would visit Cardinal George Pell in Rome or Sydney, the first place he’d look for his friend was in the chapel. “Whenever he had any spare moments, that’s where he was sitting. He was very dutiful in his prayer,” The post Man of constant prayer appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Monica Doumit: The myths they told
    by Monica Doumit on January 20, 2023 at 2:14 am

    Cardinal George Pell: Watch the mendacity light up As the irrational criticisms of Cardinal George Pell burns bright in Australia again, it’s worth revisiting the actual truth I had thought that the Australian media, self-proclaimed comedians and other members of the political and commentariat class had defamed Cardinal George Pell more than any human person The post Monica Doumit: The myths they told appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • George Pell was a true giant of the church
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on January 18, 2023 at 5:15 am

      In a letter to fellow scientist Robert Hooke in 1657, Sir Isaac Newton famously said that “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of ­giants”. With the passing of Cardinal George Pell in Rome, the church in Australia and globally bids farewell to one of its giants. The post George Pell was a true giant of the church appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Cardinal Pell to be farewelled and buried in Sydney on 2 February
    by Staff Writers on January 17, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    A Pontifical Requiem Mass for Cardinal George Pell will be held at St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney on Thursday 2 February at 11am, following his death in Rome on 10 January. Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP will be the Principal Celebrant at the Mass, which will be open to all and also livestreamed on the St The post Cardinal Pell to be farewelled and buried in Sydney on 2 February appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Praise for WA couple’s religious discrimination win
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on January 17, 2023 at 12:33 am

    Perth couple Byron and Keira Hordyk hope that their five-year religious discrimination battle against a foster care agency will give hope to all Christians who strive to live by and promote basic Christian beliefs and values. On 23 December the Hordyks won their case against Wanslea Family Services, which had deemed them unsuitable as short-term The post Praise for WA couple’s religious discrimination win appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Sydney offers Requiem Mass for “most gentle” Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on January 13, 2023 at 11:54 am

    Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s life and teaching contributed to both the Church and wider society but above all he was a man who deeply loved Jesus and sought to bring Christ’s love to all, said Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP in his homily for the Solemn Pontifical Requiem Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at St The post Sydney offers Requiem Mass for “most gentle” Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Cardinal Pell fearlessly proclaimed the Gospel
    by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on January 11, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    Statement from the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP Today we have lost a Cardinal of the Church, a former Archbishop of Sydney, a fine priest, a good Christian soul. The Church in Australia and around the world is deeply saddened at the sudden passing of Cardinal George Pell, the former Archbishop The post Cardinal Pell fearlessly proclaimed the Gospel appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Pope Francis lays Benedict XVI to rest while crowds cry ‘sainthood now’
    by Carol Glatz on January 5, 2023 at 9:52 pm

    Pope Francis praised his predecessor’s humility, devotion and faithfulness in a simple, yet historic service in St Peter’s Square. The post Pope Francis lays Benedict XVI to rest while crowds cry ‘sainthood now’ appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.