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Witnesses to Consecrated Life
Last edited 14th December 2014

The Year of Consecrated Life is being celebrated throughout the world from 30 November 2014 until 2 February 2016. In this video by Catholic News Service, young religious discuss their hopes for the Year of Consecrated Life.


This Is Life, with Lisa Ling - Called to the Collar
Last edited 3rd December 2014

This special feature 'Called to the Collar' is a powerful presentation about those that are called to the priesthood. It was shown on the CNN as part of the program "This Is Life, with Lisa Ling."

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One Word Sums Up the Priesthood: Love.
Last edited 24th November 2014

Greed doesn’t sum up the priesthood. Sexism doesn’t sum up the priesthood. Abuse doesn’t sum up the priesthood. One word sums up the priesthood: Love. Not the flawed love of human beings - but the Love that created space and time, hung on a cross, rose from the dead, promised that he’d never leave us, and who reaches out to the world today, through the hands of his priests.


Sisters Work on Shoestring in Sierra Leone against Ebola
Last edited 5th November 2014

The Catholic sisters trying to combat Ebola in Sierra Leone continue to be courageous in the face of the current adversity and work in circumstances that would defeat most people.


Christ Week at Sydney University was the Spark Leading to Sr. Mary Michael's Vocation
Last edited 26th October 2014

Simone Smith, originally from the Blue Mountains, is now known as Sr Mary Michael of the Cross after making her first profession of vows on September 14 in Hobart. Sr Mary Michael of the Cross is one of five women in a new community of religious sisters called the Sisters of the Immaculata, which Archbishop Julian Porteous has made a public association of Christ's faithful within the Archdiocese of Hobart.

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How a Reproductive Health Pioneer Became an 'Instant Convert' Reading Humanae Vitae
Last edited 23rd October 2014

As founders of an institute studying reproductive healthcare, Thomas and Susan Hilgers have seen the benefits that natural family planning can offer in the realms of health, sexuality and human relationships.

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40 Hours of Prayer for Vocations in Sydney Starts Tonight!
Last edited 14th October 2014

Catholics of all ages from around Sydney are expected to participate in this year's 40 Hours for Vocations at the Seminary of the Good Shepherd, Homebush. Now in its fouth year of what has become an annual tradition, the prayer-filled weekend involves 40 Hours of Adoration to pray for all men and women discerning vocations to marriage, the priesthood or religious life.

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I Never Want to be a Priest.
Last edited 6th October 2014

“Do you want to be a priest” isn’t just a question that was asked because I was woman studying theology. I think it comes from a deeper place, I think people are genuinely curious why the Catholic Church teaches that the priesthood is reserved to men. And let’s be honest, some people aren’t just curious about it, they are angry about it.


Year of Consecrated Life Events to Help Laity Learn More About Religious
Last edited 1st October 2014

In an effort to help lay Catholics gain a deeper understanding of religious life, priests, brothers and women religious intend to open their convents, monasteries, abbeys and religious houses to the public one day next February.

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Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia Delighted at Appointment of Fellow Dominican as Sydney's Next Archbishop
Last edited 24th September 2014

The Sydney-based community of the Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia of Nashville are delighted at Holy Father Pope Francis' appointment of Bishop Anthony Fisher OP as the ninth Archbishop of Sydney.

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