By Marilyn Rodrigues – May 29, 2020  Research shows new openness to sharing of faith in 2020 Australians have turned to prayer during the coronavirus pandemic, with many wanting to spend more time growing their faith once restrictions are lifted, according to a new study. McCrindle Research said that about a third of Australians increased their prayer … Continue reading Australians turned to prayer during lockdown

11 February 2020 “Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened,and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28) Dear brothers and sisters, 1. Jesus’ words, “Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28) point to the mysterious path of grace that is revealed to the simple … Continue reading MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE XXVIII WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2020

By Marilyn Rodrigues -February 1, 2020 | Reading Time: 4 minutes Catholics from across Sydney gathered to welcome the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux and her parents Sts Zélie and Louis Martin to St Mary’s Cathedral on 1 February. At the expected arrival time of 4.30pm two WN Bull hearses pulled up to the cathedral steps which were lined … Continue reading Love, prayers as St Mary’s honours saints

By Peter Rosengren -August 3, 2019 On a cold, bright late Winter morning today Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP filed into St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney accompanied by 138 priests; by the time he processed out, that number had grown to 145. As Sydneysiders strolled through Hyde Park’s leafy, picturesque grounds just across the road, and with … Continue reading Seven new Sydney priests underscore a Church that’s truly alive