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Sydney day of pilgrimage to honour Servant of God

Servant of God Eileen O’Connor will be honoured at a Mass on the anniversary of her death on January 10 in Coogee, the Sydney neighbourhood where she once lived and ministered to the disadvantaged. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

History Vatican

Pope returns Parthenon marble fragments to Greece

Expressing his desire to bear witness to “the truth”, Pope Francis is returning three marble fragments originally from the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, according to the Vatican. Source: CNS.

United States

Anti-abortion priest Pavone dismissed for blasphemous posts

The Vatican has removed United States anti-abortion campaigner Frank Pavone from the priesthood for “blasphemous communications on social media” as well as “persistent disobedience” of his bishop. Source: Crux.


Hundreds engage in latest round of Synod of Bishops discernment

Hundreds of Australians have participated in group discernment on the Working Document for the Continental Stage for the Synod on Synodality, as the global process moves towards a series of regional gatherings. Source: ACBC Media Blog.


CRA applauds overhaul of Australia’s environment laws

Catholic Religious Australia says the Albanese Government’s announcement of a new Environment Protection Agency and pledge to reform current environment laws is a “step in the right direction”.

Religious Orders

Marists look to the future with new Pacific province

In the most significant change in the society’s 205-year-history, the Champagnat Marist mission is charting a new course in the Oceania region. Source: The Catholic Weekly.


Five new permanent deacons embark on ministry of service

Five married men from Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains have been ordained for the permanent diaconate of the Parramatta Diocese. Source: Catholic Outlook.

Legal Matters

Project gives free legal support for African youth

A program that will offer free legal support and information for members of the African-Australian community, including youths in trouble with the law, is set to be launched in Adelaide early next year. Source: The Southern Cross.


New look for Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools

Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools has launched a new brand and visual identity, which aims to bring to life the purpose of its schools – to inspire and enable every student to flourish and enrich the world.