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From quiet achiever to gifted pastor

With interstate travel restrictions forcing family and friends to watch Archbishop O’Regan’s installation online, The Southern Cross asked his siblings – Stephen, Laurence and Louise – to provide some insights into their brother’s journey to the priesthood and episcopacy.

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The role of a shepherd

In the Catholic Church there are three ‘levels’ of ordination within the sacrament of Holy Orders: deacon, priest and bishop. The Second Vatican Council spoke of the bishop as having ‘the fullness of the sacrament of Orders’ and dedicated an entire decree to the Pastoral Office of Bishops in the Church.


Ministering on the frontline

When the shocking images of people in Milan dying of COVID-19 filled our television screens, the Archdiocese’s small team of hospital and prison chaplains knew they had to continue their ministry in Adelaide, despite their own fears of contracting the virus.

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Changing the way young people experience Church

The suspension of Masses and cancellation of gatherings over the past few months have proved challenging for parishioners, but for young people the opportunity to readily access more resources online has been a welcome addition to their faith lives, as LINDY McNAMARA reports.


Love is bigger than sandpit toys

A group of Early Years children from Galilee Catholic Primary School have won the hearts of many with their generosity and kindness to those in need.

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Major developments for regional schools

In a major boost for Catholic education in regional South Australia, Catholic Education SA has today announced the building of a new secondary school at Renmark and the expansion of St Mary MacKillop School at Wallaroo.