There are great signs of hope amid turbulent times in the Church, according to the rector of Sydney’s seminary Father Danny Meagher. Father Meagher has welcomed 12 newcomers to the Good Shepherd Seminary, bringing the total number of men in formation for the priesthood there to 54. Coinciding with an unprecedented Vatican summit on child protection … Continue reading 12 NEWCOMERS TO THE SEMINARY

Vocations Sunday 2018 You had to be there! The atmosphere of the solemn Mass, the beautiful music and the prayerful reverence of the people gathered around the Lord, marked the 55th World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Young people, Consecrated Women, seminarians, and young families gathered with the parishioners of St Benedict’s Broadway in a … Continue reading World Day of Prayer for Vocations – Sun 22 April 2018 (Good Shepherd Sunday)

First year seminarians for 2017 at Good Shepherd Seminary in Homebush. PHOTO: Giovanni Portelli It shouldn’t be happening. With the reputation of Catholic priests and the Church at an all-time low, both of the Archdiocese of Sydney’s seminaries are booming. Rather than turning away from the possibility of the priesthood, young men are choosing to … Continue reading Sydney’s seminaries booming despite cultural climate

Vatican City, Mar 3, 2018 / 06:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday, the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ decision that the Church celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as “Mother of the Church” every year on the Monday after Pentecost, as a way to foster Marian piety and the maternal sense of the Church. … Continue reading Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church added to liturgical calendar

Catholic Institute of Sydney appoints first woman president in Sr Isabell Naumann Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has appointed Schoenstatt Sister Isabell Naumann ISSM as the President of the Catholic Institute of Sydney, a key role in the Archdiocese of Sydney and the Church in Australia. Sister Naumann’s appointment is also significant as she becomes the … Continue reading Catholic Institute of Sydney appoints first woman president in Sr Isabell Naumann