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History In The Dioceses

Cross ‘returns home’ after almost 100 years

Former Perth Bishop Matthew Gibney’s crucifix has been returned to the Perth Archdiocese almost a century after his death in 1925. Source: The eRecord.

Environment In The Dioceses

Parish community garden grounded in faith

When the parishioners of one Parramatta Diocese parish responded to Pope Francis’ call to “care for our common home”, little did they realise their parish garden would boost both body and spirit. Source: Catholic Outlook.

In The Dioceses

Rogationists to establish community in Sandhurst Diocese

The Rogationist Fathers of the Heart of Jesus will establish a community in the Sandhurst Diocese, Bishop Shane Mackinlay has announced. Source: Sandpiper.

First Nations In The Dioceses

Brisbane Archdiocese unveils RAP 2.0

Brisbane Archdiocese has unveiled the second iteration of its Reconciliation Action Plan, which covers the period 2023–2025.

History In The Dioceses

New book brings to light Tasmania’s ‘hidden’ treasures

Tasmania is a treasure trove of significant items of Catholic and cultural heritage, according to Hobart Archdiocese’s heritage officer Brian Andrews, with most Tasmanians unaware of the wealth of treasure they possess.

Eastern Rite In The Dioceses

‘Immense joy’ as Maronites in Goulburn-Canberra region get a spiritual home

In a ceremony infused with faith and reverence, the Our Lady of Mercy Maronite Church in Goulburn was officially opened on Saturday. Source: Maronite Eparchy.

Charity In The Dioceses Southeast Asia

Brisbane parishioners helping to build monastery in Timor-Leste

High in the mountains of Timor-Leste, a monastery is taking shape with support from missionary volunteers and donations from Brisbane parishioners. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Art In The Dioceses

Isolation and loneliness brushed away at parish’s art class

An art program at a Sydney Catholic parish is fostering connections between young adults and seniors from multicultural communities who are facing isolation and loneliness. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

In The Dioceses

Rockhampton cathedral to shine a light on Christmas

It may only be September but Rockhampton Diocese is already looking forward to the return of the “Lights of Christmas”, which will be cast in vibrant colours onto the facade of St Joseph’s Cathedral for the first time since before the pandemic. Source: The Catholic Leader.