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Education In The Dioceses

Bishop Gauci wants freedom protections enshrined in law

Darwin Bishop Charles Gauci wants to see public comments affirming that Catholic schools can expect employees to respect the Catholic ethos to be enshrined in law, following the passage of amendments to the Northern Territory’s Anti-Discrimination Act.

In The Dioceses Poverty

Street Feast celebrates World Day of the Poor 

Sydney’s Street Feast at St Mary’s Cathedral forecourt has celebrated the inspiring work of the Church in its outreach day in and day out to those who are doing it tough. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Architecture In The Dioceses

Restoration breathes new life into Old Cathedral

Canberra-Goulburn Archdiocese vicar general Fr Tony Percy admitted to high emotion when he saw the fully restored Sts Peter and Paul’s Old Cathedral in Goulburn for the first time on Friday. Source: Goulburn Post.

In The Dioceses Priesthood

New priests, deacons for Melbourne

Melbourne Archbishop Peter A Comensoli ordained three new priests and three transitional deacons for the Melbourne Archdiocese at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Saturday. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Education In The Dioceses

Bishop Gauci deeply concerned over discrimination laws

Darwin Bishop Charles Gauci says he will consider closing Catholic schools in his diocese if the Northern Territory Government presses ahead with laws that would strip schools of the right to hire employees based on faith. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

In The Dioceses

Diocesan Assembly commits to local mission

Participants of the Adelaide Diocesan Assembly have pledged to take practical steps to fulfil the mission of the local Church. Source: The Southern Cross.

In The Dioceses Refugees

Community converts empty convent into home for Ukrainian refugees

A community effort to transform an empty convent in the Bathurst Diocese into a home for Ukrainian refugees has paid off, with two families moving in last weekend. Source: ABC News.

In The Dioceses Seniors

Queensland priest in the running for seniors gong

Mount Isa priest Fr Mick Lowcock is in the running for the 2023 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year Award to be announced next week. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Archives In The Dioceses

Diocesan archivists gather in Canberra for annual meeting

Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB last week thanked diocesan archivists from across Australia for their “significant contribution to preserving the cultural patrimony of the Catholic Church”. Source: ACBC Media Blog.

In The Dioceses

Vandals cause $70,000 damage at historic cathedral

Community leaders in Goulburn, New South Wales, are outraged after vandals broke into a historic cathedral undergoing a major restoration and caused an estimated $70,000 damage to the building. Source: The Catholic Weekly.