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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.

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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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Albanian Priest Waited Decades for Ordination
Last edited 22nd September 2014

An Albanian Catholic priest shared his story of encountering persecution for his faith by the country's repressive state atheism, noting how he waited decades before his dream to be ordained was fulfilled.

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Ordination of Man Facing Death 'Reflects Pascal Mystery,' says Bishop
Last edited 11th September 2014

As William Carmona lay gravely ill in a San Antonio hospital bed, he repeatedly questioned his classmates from nearby Assumption Seminary: "Where is Bishop Choby?" "When will he get here?" And finally: "How many more hours until he ordains me?"

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Sydney Seminarian to Complete Theology Studies in Rome
Last edited 15th July 2014

Half way through his third year of studies for the priesthood, 27-year-old seminarian Matthew "Matt" Meagher boarded a plane for Rome last weekend to spend the next four to five years studying theology at Italy's acclaimed Pontifical Gregorian University.

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World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests
Last edited 26th June 2014

St John Paul II established that, on the solemnity of the Sacred Heart (27 June), the Church will observe the World Day of prayer for the Sanctification of Priests.

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Cardinal Pell Attends Rome Diaconate Ordination Of Sydney Seminarian
Last edited 19th June 2014

Former Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell who was appointed Prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy of the Holy See in March attended this week's Ordination to the Diaconate of Sydney priest-in-training, Thomas Stevens. The Ordination was held at the historic Basilica of St Paul's Outside the Walls which is one of Rome's four major basilicas.

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Beautiful Model Gives Up Flourishing Career To Become Nun
Last edited 12th June 2014

At the top of her flourishing career, a beautiful Spanish model has given it all up to become a nun. Olalla Oliveros, a beautiful and well known Spanish model who did advertisements, television commercials, and worked as an actress has given up her career and decided to become a nun. Last month, Oliveros entered the semi-cloistered Order of Saint Michael.

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