A closer look at St Patrick’s Cathedral: Part five A closer look at St Patrick’s Cathedral: Part five

A closer look at St Patrick’s Cathedral: Part five

Thursday 8 October 2020

Communications Office During lockdown, we’re continuing to adapt to life without simple pleasures like going to cafés, or restaurants, or bookshops. But also, one of the things we miss is being in and around those beautiful sacred spaces that we frequent each week for Mass. That’s why we’re running a series on spaces around the Archdiocese – particularly St Patrick’s Cathedral – that reminds people of the beauty around us in the Archdiocese, but also to inspire hope that we’ll come to these places with new appreciation once the lockdown...

Catholic hospitals call for more at-home care

Wednesday 30 September 2020

A major new report from Catholic Health Australia is calling on the Federal Government to unlock funding to allow more Australians to be treated in the comfort of their own home.
The report, Out of Hospital Care in Australia – Advancing Health’s Missing Sector, finds current funding mechanisms prevent many private health patients from accessing hospital level care in their home for services such as renal dialysis, mental health, post-natal services, palliative care, and chemotherapy. 

The report's authors say there is demand for more out of hospital care and it would present a better option for many patients. But, any increase in OOH services must not come at the expense of standards of care.

Liturgy, Prayer, Pastoral Care and Pandemics: Upcoming ACU public lecture

Thursday 25 September 2020

ACU Centre for Liturgy
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our experiences of liturgy and public prayer as never before. Providing pastoral care to the sick and dying in high-risk environments alongside health professionals engaged in medical care, has necessitated the development of innovative approaches to this vital work. The ACU Centre for Liturgy will examine this current reality in “Liturgy, Prayer, Pastoral Care and Pandemics,” a free public lecture presented live online from New York, USA by Sr Professor Julia Upton rsm of St John’s University (New York) on Monday 12 October via Zoom.

Please, sorry, thank you: International Day of Peace (21 September)

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ
The international day of peace is always timely. Unfortunately so. There is no end to wars and disputes between nations and between groups within them that take lives, devastate towns and impoverish nations. Peace is something that everyone wants, but most wars begin when one group or another tries to impose peace on its own terms, writes Andrew Hamilton.