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Church in Australia deeply saddened by Sri Lankan attacks

Posted April 23, 2019
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge has expressed shock at the attacks in Sri Lanka that have left many dead, including Catholics attending Easter celebrations. “Attacks such as this are always atrocious,” he said, “but especially when worshippers are the target and it’s the Resurrection they’re celebrating. “We don’t know who planned the… View Article

Bishop Greg’s Lenten Message 2019

Posted March 6, 2019
Dear Brothers and Sisters, “What are you doing for Lent?” That’s the question Catholics often ask each other in the 40 days leading up to Easter. I would like to ask a different question – “Why do something for Lent?” So often from Ash Wednesday until Easter, we take on a regime of self- denial… View Article

Homily of Archbishop Mark Coleridge at Sala Regia

Posted February 25, 2019
  Australian Catholic Bishops Conference president Archbishop Mark Coleridge delivered the homily at the final Mass of the Vatican Summit on the Protection of Minors. Here is the text of Archbishop Coleridge’s homily. In the Gospel just proclaimed, one voice alone is heard, the voice of Jesus. Earlier we heard the voice of Paul and… View Article

Visionary Parish Priest Father Donnelly passes away aged 91

Posted January 25, 2019
Great sadness is felt by his family, Parishioners and the local Port Macquarie community at the passing of Father Leo Donnelly on Wednesday evening at 10.30pm at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. Father Donnelly passed away as a result of a stroke after being admitted to hospital to combat an infection. Father D, as he was… View Article