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St Patrick’s Church, Sydney (2)(0)

May 31, 2018
Anniversary Year 2018

Fr Michael Whelan SM

The Irishman, William Davis, was sentenced to life in prison by the British in 1798 – without a trial. Being a blacksmith, he was automatically assumed to be someone who made pikes for the Irish ‘rebels’ of that year.… More

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Martin Luther

While Luther started the fire, other figures (Church, secular, political rulers) provided the momentum and direction of what eventually happened.

150 Years of Generosity, Service and Compassion

by Michael Fitzsimons

The Society of St Vincent de Paul

When Pope Francis described the kind of church he would like to see, he could have been talking about the vision that inspired the Society of St Vincent de Paul.

‘I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty,’ said Pope Francis, ‘because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security.’

The Society of St Vincent de Paul was founded in Paris in1833, a time of great poverty and social unrest in France.… More

The Catholic Church in the Cook Islands

By Bishop Paul Donoghue sm

The Cook Islands has a population of 11,900 people living on a land mass of 240 square kms. The diocese has a Catholic population listed at 2,040. This gives the opportunity to every parish priest I meet to say that his parish is larger than the diocese of the Cook Islands.… More

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