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In The Dioceses

Special Mass marks reopening of Hobart’s St Mary’s Cathedral

St Mary’s Cathedral in Hobart has been officially reopened after extensive restoration work over the past five months. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

Entertainment In The Dioceses

Great night in: First-century dinner and the greatest show on earth

Maitland-Newcastle Diocese parishioners have gathered weekly for the past two months to share an authentic first-century meal and watch a series about the life of Jesus and his disciples. Source: MNnews.Today.

Architecture In The Dioceses

History made as Goulburn’s Old Cathedral reopens it doors

After a 40-year renovation and in the year of its 150th anniversary, the doors of Sts Peter and Paul’s Old Cathedral in Goulburn were officially reopened to the public yesterday. Source: Catholic Voice.

Charity In The Dioceses Natural disasters

Molong’s Ukrainian refugees return the favour

Little did the volunteers preparing a home for Ukrainian refugees in central west New South Wales know that just weeks later they would find themselves homeless and in need of charity from those they had welcomed. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Family Violence In The Dioceses

Fr Mick’s plan to end domestic violence

Townsville Diocese priest Fr Mick Lowcock has warned that more support for early intervention programs is needed to stop the scourge of domestic violence that is resulting in high numbers of Indigenous men going to jail. Source: The Catholic Leader.

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.