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  • Pray for Syria, Priest Pleads       29 Feb 2012
    As the death toll rises and the situation in Syria deteriorates with President Bashar Al-Assad and the Syrian Army continuing with their brutal crackdown, Syria's Christians have become targets and are now in fear of their lives, says Father Rahal Dergham, Migrant Chaplain for the Archdiocese of Sydney's Syrian Catholic Community.
  • Domus GM Visits Down Under       24 Feb 2012
    As General Manager of Domus Australia, Rome's home away from home for Aussie pilgrims, Gabriel Griffa wants to know all about us - from the service we like to our expectations when we arrive in Rome.
  • Hundreds Welcomed Into the Church       23 Feb 2012
    More than 700 friends, family and fellow parishioners will attend the 2012 Rite of Election and Presentation of Baptised Candidates to be held at St Mary's Cathedral on Sunday, 26 February.
  • Archdiocese Mourns Sad Loss of Deacon Elliott Casalegno       21 Feb 2012
    Deacon Elliott Casalegno, one of the five permanent deacons with the Archdiocese of Sydney's Diaconate suffered a severe infection and on Sunday, 19 February died at Liverpool Hospital where he had been undergoing treatment over the past 12 weeks.
  • Dig Fails to Find Original MacKillop Schoolroom       20 Feb 2012
    The second archaeological dig aimed at uncovering the original stable in Penola, SA where St Mary of the Cross MacKillop established her first school has been unsuccessful.
  • St Benedict's Broadway Consecrated 150 Years Ago       20 Feb 2012
    The Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell will be principal celebrant at the Mass to be held on Friday, 24 February to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the consecration of St Benedict's Church, Broadway.
  • Lenten Program Created Specifically for Australia's Youth       16 Feb 2012
    Pope Benedict XVI's exhortation to "Make disciples of all Nations" is not only the official theme set for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in 2013, but the focus of the first-ever Lenten Program specifically designed for Australian youth.
  • Australians' Generosity the Lifeblood of Caritas       15 Feb 2012
    Despite widespread damage inflicted by Cyclone Yasi and severe floods that swept away homes and livelihoods in Queensland, NSW and Victoria, Australians still gave generously to help the world's poor.
  • Marriage Needs Support Not Re-Defining       14 Feb 2012
    Two private Bills to permit same-sex marriage in Australia were introduced into Parliament yesterday, on the eve of St Valentine's Day.
  • WYD Countdown to Rio       13 Feb 2012
    With just 18 months to go until Rio de Janeiro welcomes pilgrims from every corner of the globe for World Youth Day 2013, Australian travel agency, Harvest Pilgrimages is working around the clock.
  • On Sorry Day Anniversary Vinnies Chief Wants End to Compulsory Income Management       13 Feb 2012
    To mark the fourth anniversary of the Australian Government's historic apology to the Stolen Generation, St Vincent's de Paul Society's National Council has urged the Government to reverse its roll out of policies that damage the dignity and self determination of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
  • Putting the Saint Back Into Valentine's Day       13 Feb 2012
    St Valentine may no longer be on the liturgical calendar but we are reminded the day is still a Catholic feast, and a time for all of us to celebrate the values of love and marriage.
  • Axing Free Refugee Language Program Absurd       10 Feb 2012
    Academics, alumni and students at the University of Sydney and advocates for refugees and asylum seekers have joined forces to campaign against the axing of the university's free English language classes for refugees.
  • Emotional Trauma Predicted For Latest Victims of Floods       7 Feb 2012
    South Western Queensland and North West NSW have been hard hit by floods. For thousands this is the second or even third time major floods have devastated their towns and outlying areas within the past 18 months.
  • Cardinal Honours Queen's Diamond Jubilee       6 Feb 2012
    The Archbishop of Sydney Cardinal George Pell was invited to give the homily at a Special Ecumenical Service to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to the Throne at St James' Church in Sydney.
  • Moree's Newest Priest Battles Rising River       3 Feb 2012
    Newly-ordained Father John Macdonald had barely settled into his new position as Moree's assistant parish priest before he found himself in the midst of one of the town's worst floods in more than 35 years.
  • Triple Number Aged Care Beds Needed by 2020       2 Feb 2012
    By 2020 triple the number of aged care beds will be needed for older Australians. But despite the Federal Government's 2010 election promise, urgently needed reforms for the nation's rapidly ageing population have yet not been addressed.