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  • ‘He heals me when I pray for others,’ Anusha says of online prayer crusade
    by cathcomms on March 4, 2024 at 12:00 am

    Anusha Jebanasam (third from right) with online prayer hosts Tammy Hand, Dawn Flasch, Ornella Fava and others. Photo: Supplied In this Year of Prayer, Anusha Jebanasam’s dream is to see an army of Catholics take up prayer as their spiritual weapon.  The research services librarian at the University of Notre Dame and The Chosen superfan The post ‘He heals me when I pray for others,’ Anusha says of online prayer crusade appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Cosgrove: Australia strives for the pursuit of peace
    by cathcomms on March 3, 2024 at 11:00 pm

    Sir Peter Cosgrove delivers his lecture to members of the Sydney Catholic Business Network (SCBN) on 23 February. Photo: Giovanni Portelli One of Australia’s most celebrated and decorated Catholics has delivered an uplifting lecture to members of the Sydney Catholic Business Network (SCBN), pressing the need for a spirit of service to both our church The post Cosgrove: Australia strives for the pursuit of peace appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Marian devotions on the rise in Sydney
    by cathcomms on March 3, 2024 at 10:00 pm

    Hundreds of Catholics joined a procession of a statue of Our Lady at St Joachim’s Lidcombe. Photo: Giovanni Portelli Sydney may be known as Australia’s “sin city” but it is also a place where Our Lady is increasingly known and loved, and where God’s answers to prayers flow from her gracious hands.  A culture of The post Marian devotions on the rise in Sydney appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP: Faithfulness and obedience
    by cathcomms on March 3, 2024 at 10:00 pm

    The Sacrifice of Abraham by Andrea del Sarto, C. 1485-1530. Photo: Jean Louis Mazieres/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 DEED It was known as The Nuremberg Defence. Following the Second World War, an International Military Tribunal was established by the principal Allied powers, tasked with prosecuting those responsible for the most heinous of the Nazi “crimes against The post Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP: Faithfulness and obedience appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Homily for Mass of the 3rd Sunday of Lent, Year B
    by cathcomms on March 3, 2024 at 10:00 am

    It was thought to be a rather ordinary Baroque painting, by an unknown disciple of Guido Reni, so its reserve price at a Paris auction house was €6,000. But the baroque depiction of Moses sold just over a year ago for a staggering €600,000.[1] Art dealer Fabrizio Moretti was so convinced of its worth, he outbid all the competition.[2] He had the painting restored, uncovering a striking luminesce beneath the ageing varnish and centuries of filth, and confirmed that it was by the Baroque master Giovanni Barbieri, known as “Guercino”—the squinter—because of a lazy eye that clearly didn’t compromise... The post Homily for Mass of the 3rd Sunday of Lent, Year B appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Disciple Diaries Episode Two: Erin Gillard’s story
    by cathcomms on February 29, 2024 at 7:00 pm

    From a young age, 34-year-old Erin Gillard always harboured a deep yearning to serve God. “I always felt God calling me to encourage people to know and love and serve him, but I didn’t know how,” she said. Growing up a cradle Catholic, Erin first felt called to start a youth group at her local The post Disciple Diaries Episode Two: Erin Gillard’s story appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • ‘Hands of Mercy’ joins together Catholic youth and elders
    by cathcomms on February 29, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Sydney Catholic Youth volunteers gave up their Saturday for “Hands of Mercy,” and elderly outreach event to encourage young people to perform a corporal act of mercy this Lent. Photo: Supplied In a society always in a hurry, there was a brief pause for perspective last weekend when the team from Sydney Catholic Youth bridged The post ‘Hands of Mercy’ joins together Catholic youth and elders appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Travelling Mary statue visits Sydney families for more than 60 years
    by cathcomms on February 29, 2024 at 5:00 am

    The Amarille family hosts the travelling statue. Photo: Supplied In Regents Park and neighbouring suburbs of Western Sydney, Mary has been taking residence in the homes of thousands of Catholic families for nearly 60 years.  Since October 1966, in the month of the Rosary, parishioners and families local to St Peter Chanel’s parish in Regents The post Travelling Mary statue visits Sydney families for more than 60 years appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Sr Anastasia Reeves OP: Prayer is a worthwhile waste of our time
    by cathcomms on February 29, 2024 at 3:54 am

    Prayer can be a wonderful time of resting in God’s presence, writes Sr Anastasia Reeves OP. Photo: Giovanni Portelli “My family wouldn’t waste their time praying.” So I was once told by a 13-year-old student in a Catholic school far, far away. The comment was a little startling, but points to a deeper question: what The post Sr Anastasia Reeves OP: Prayer is a worthwhile waste of our time appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

  • Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP and Fr James Baxter OP begin 2024 Scholarship at the Cathedral series
    by cathcomms on February 27, 2024 at 6:09 am

    Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, spiritual adviser to the assembly of the Synod of Bishops, addresses the gathering in the Vatican’s Paul VI Audience Hall 23 October 2023. (CNS photo/Lola Gomez) The Scholarship at the Cathedral series will host two Dominican speakers in back-to-back sessions this March. Parish priest of St James Forest Lodge and St The post Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP and Fr James Baxter OP begin 2024 Scholarship at the Cathedral series appeared first on Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.