November 24, 2022
Leila Abdallah has told a sell-out crowd at the Inaugural Labouré Lecture that despite sometimes crying at Mass she would “never, ever, ever change” from her Catholic faith. Alongside her husband Danny and daughter Liana, the Abdallahs were the guest speakers of the Lecture and St Catherine Labouré Gymea Parish Dinner on Friday night at […]
November 24, 2022
A leading Sydney Catholic arts group which has been invited to perform at St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican and the Notre Dame Basilica in Paris is amongst a talented array of performers who will entertain the large crowds expected at Christmas at the Cathedral. This special family event, which has been a much-loved event […]
November 22, 2022
John Paul II’s Theology of the Body is the antidote for our times in which we are embroiled in an “all-out war” on the meaning and value of the human body, says Dr Christopher West. Among the casualties are untold numbers suffering from damaged and damaging relationships and confusion about what it means to be […]

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Homily for Mass for 1st Sunday of Advent, Year A

I suspect the groggy eyes of some of the congregation today have something to do with a certain football tournament taking place on the other side of the world. Some fanatics might have stayed up to watch Australia defeat Tunisia, and three more matches before coming to Mass! A few here might even have been interested in Croatia’s draw with Morocco last Wednesday or be up to see it go head-to-head with Canada…

HOMILY FOR MASS OF THE MEMORIAL OF ST ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY RITE OF CANDIDACY FOR GIOVANNI JULIO GONZALEZ AND JORGE MAIRENA MARQUEZ REDEMPTORIS MATER SEMINARY

Elizabeth (1207-31) was born possibly in modern-day Bratislava, the daughter of King Andrew II of Hungary and Queen Gertrude, sister of St Hedwig. At the age of four or five…

HOMILY FOR MASS FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF CHRIST THE KING YEAR C + EQUESTRIAN ORDER OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE OF JERUSALEM

The recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II was mourned by millions the world over. A model of faith expressed in public service, of calm and steadfastness in adversity, and of leadership and comfort for her people, she loved Australia and Australians reciprocated. The crowds attending or watching her funeral rites…

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