The Centre

The Centre is an historic guesthouse located in Randwick, in Sydney. It is a non-profit Trust dedicated to offering Christian hospitality to those seeking accommodation for personal, spiritual or educational reasons.

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Notre Dame University

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Bishop Joe Grech

The Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office, in association with the Australian Catholic University, will host the fourth annual Bishop Joseph Grech Memorial Colloquium on Ethics and Migration  tonight.

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Food queue in Liberia

Hunger and panic are spreading among people unable to work because of restrictions aimed at containing the spread of Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone, say Church workers in West Africa, reports The Catholic Herald.

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Alcohol prohibition move

The Church in India has hit back at attempts to ban wine at Mass as part of a drive to enforce prohibition in one of the country’s most Christian states, reports The Tablet.

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Demolition begins

At 8.30am last Thursday, police vehicles, vans, and excavators entered Gao’ao Village, in Beibaixiang Township, Leqing City, Zhejiang Province, and stood sentry at several intersections, reports Ucanews.

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Response to Court ruling

The Abbott government is pushing ahead with a religious-only school chaplaincy scheme following a cabinet debate over whether secular welfare workers should be included in the program, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Refugees from ISIS evil

Australia’s Catholic bishops have expressed grave concern at the humanitarian crisis that is continuing to worsen in Northern Iraq, saying they condemn outright the use of terrorism in the name of religion.

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Pressures of the job

I doubt that much serious research is done into the problem, but Catholic priests are more likely to be alcoholic than other men, or so it seems to me, writes Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith in The Catholic Herald.

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Fr Juan Maria Solana

The Legionaries of Christ have compared their disgraced founder to Mary Magdalene in a booklet to raise funds for the development of the Magdala Centre at the Sea of Galilee in the Holy Land, reports NCR Online.

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Madonna and Child calendar cover

This website has access to the 2015 version, which is the 93rd edition of the Columban Art Calendar, which is well known for its traditional religious paintings and liturgical information.

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Archbishop Gallagher

The Church does not need window dressing and public relations, it needs the living spirit of God, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Apostolic Nuncio in Australia, told delegates to the Proclaim 2014 conference for parish renewal. 

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Notre Dame University

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No concerns

The Vatican spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi SJ, said there is no reason for concern over rumours that the Islamic State could be targetting Pope Francis, reports the Catholic News Agency.

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Madhu Church

Pope Francis is set to become the first pope to set foot in Sri Lanka’s northern Tamil territory, amid accusations of ill treatment there by the country’s Singalese majority, reports The Tablet

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Notre Dame University

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Vincentians

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This is the website of the Vincentians Oceania Province, whose mission is to bring the Good News to people as they go about their ordinary lives.

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Postman Pat

This British, computer-generated, animated movie is based loosely on the long-running BBC children's program Postmad Pat. The original show was designed as a preschool program for UK television, and also screened in Australia.

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Oscar Romero

Is liberation theology, which sought to combine Catholicism with revolutionary socialism, making a comeback? Pope Francis has made at least two gestures this month that point to this conclusion, reports Erasmus/The Economist.

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Pursuit of happiness

St Thomas Aquinas held that happiness is one of the foundational characteristics of the mind’s assent to God. In this light, theology is a discipline which helps us to not only to understand but to attain happiness, writes Adam Green.

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Mass on Demand

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From St Mary’s, North Sydney. The first Mass of the day on YouTube

Mass Online

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Live streamed from Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, Waitara

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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer

All your daily readings, reflections and prayers can be found here... 

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