December 12, 2019
Hundreds of women in NSW's driest areas will receive special gifts from city cousins this Christmas.
December 11, 2019
Experts dismayed at euthanasia laws passed by the WA Parliament on 10 December.
December 10, 2019
Workers on Sydney’s M4-M5 Link Tunnels gathered to celebrate the feast day of Saint Barbara
December 10, 2019
Ashfield couple share their friendship with St Mary MacKillop in a new devotional book.
December 10, 2019
Melkite Catholic faithful are paying visits to a very special family in their Doonside home.
December 9, 2019
Pope appoints Manila's Cardinal Tagle to lead the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

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HOMILY FOR THE LOURDES DAY MASS FOR THE ORDER OF MALTA

Not a bad second best. Mattia Preti had studied the techniques of the Order of Malta’s most famous – or infamous – painter, Caravaggio, and made his own major contributions to the exuberant baroquing of Italy’s churches and civic buildings. But now he followed his Master into the Order, being admitted as a Knight of Grace, and was thereafter known as Il Cavalier Calabrese, the Calabrian Knight.

HOMILY FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME AUSTRALIA GRADUATION MASS

In the aftermath of the Second World War, hostility, not surprisingly, abounded. In an effort to rekindle old friendships and build new ones, French President Charles de Gaulle conceived of a series of televised games, originally played between French and German youths but quickly enlarged to twenty European nations over the following two decades.

HOMILY FOR MASS FOR 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT A + CONFIRMATION OF CHORISTERS

The great Roman Stoic philosopher, Lucius Annaeus Seneca, once famously said that all time could be divided into three parts: ‘what was, what is, and what will be’.[i] The future, he pointed out, is uncertain. The present is fleeting.

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