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Catholic Mission Calls for a Million Prayers for Fire Victims

Posted June 9, 2009
Catholic Mission has launched a worldwide prayer vigil through its international partners for the victims of the tragic Victorian Fires. The Australian National office of Catholic Mission has been inundated with emails, phone calls and letters from many of the 160 partner countries through Asia, Aftica, Europe, the Pacific and the Americas with expressions of… View Article

Centenary of the Death of Bishop Jeremiah Doyle

Posted June 2, 2009
A Mass to commemorate the centenary of the death of the first Bishop of Lismore, Most Reverend Jeremiah Joseph Doyle, will be celebrated in St Carthage’s Cathedral Lismore on Wednesday 3rd June at 7.00pm. The principal celebrant will be the fifth and current Bishop of Lismore Most Rev. Geoffrey Jarrett D.D. Administrator of the Cathedral,… View Article

Humanitarian Crisis in Sri Lanka

Posted May 15, 2009
The Catholic Bishops of Australia and Catholic Religious Australia today expressed their prayerful solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka as the nation’s escalating civil war leads to a mounting humanitarian crisis. The Bishops and leaders of Religious Congregations said that the minority Tamil population were facing particular hardship, resulting in increasing numbers of traumatised,… View Article

Prayers and Support Offered to Asylum Seekers Injured off Christmas Island

Posted April 18, 2009
The Catholic Church today offered prayers and deepest sympathy for those who were killed and injured in the explosion on board a boat carrying asylum seekers near Ashmore Reef. Bishop Joseph Grech, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference delegate for immigration issues, said the explosion was a tragedy for all involved. ‘As a Catholic community, we… View Article

International Women’s Day March 8, 2009

Posted February 26, 2009
Parishes urged to celebrate inspirational women who are the ‘caviar on the bread and butter of life’. Parishes around Australia will have the opportunity to reflect on the inspirational role of the women in their midst and to pray for women both here and overseas with the help of a parish kit prepared for the… View Article