May 8, 2024
Thousands of Sydneysiders are preparing to take their faith to the streets in two of the biggest public professions of faith on the Catholic calendar. As Sydney braces for a festival of faith, a new documentary by the Archdiocese of Sydney celebrates the history of Catholic processions in the city.
May 6, 2024
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference have appointed Bishop of Sale Greg Bennet as the new vice-president following elections at a plenary meeting of bishops in Sydney last week.
May 4, 2024
A new era has officially begun at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Rosebery with the school opening its doors for the first time this week.

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FERVERINO FOR BENEDICTION AFTER “WALK WITH CHRIST”

The term “communion” translates the Greek word κοινωνίᾳ koinonia and the Hebrew word חַבּוּרָה chavurah. Both indicated an association or cooperative, such as Jonah and Sons, and Zebedee and Sons, who were in partnership in the fishing business at Lake Galilee, until the boys ran away from home to join Jesus and fish instead for people. Already at the time of Jesus, as today, a chavurah or minyan of at least ten men was required to represent the community of Israel at a synagogue service, wedding or funeral…

HOMILY FOR MASS OF CORPUS CHRISTI THE SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST

It was probably the largest gathering ever held in Sydney. Half a million people packed the streets for a week. The opening and closing ceremonies gathered people of every stripe from all around our city, country and globe, ordinary people both young and old, and a Who’s Who of celebrities. Despite adverse publicity in the lead up, Sydney was a joyful host, and in the end almost everyone judged it a great success…

“Religious Freedom in a Secular World: Doomed or Doable?”31 May 2024

The year is 2035, hopefully my last as archbishop. I’ve just emailed my draft homily for Sunday to the Religious Safety Commissioner for her approval. She’s the independent regulator charged with ensuring that faith groups spread no discriminatory and otherwise harmful messages. With the help of AI, she vets all planned sermons and spiritual talks to be given in Australia each week, catching any inappropriate words or themes before they are spoken…

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