At the beginning of next month the Church celebrates two important feasts: All Saints on November 1, followed by All Souls on November 2. While in the minds of many Catholics these two feasts are inextricably linked, they originated at different times and have different emphases.
The Christian journey begins with baptism and comes to its earthly conclusion with the Funeral Mass and subsequent burial or cremation. From that moment on we enter the realm of eternal life with God.
The recent media interest in the funeral industry and its pricing of various products and services has raised a number of questions from people.
The recent restoration of the Smyth Chapel in West Terrace Cemetery was a unique opportunity for some of Adelaide’s leading built heritage experts to showcase their skills.
Did you know that the first official Roman ritual for Christian marriage only appeared in 1614 and was only officially recognised as one of the seven sacraments in the Middle Ages?
Perched on top of a hill, overlooking the township of Kapunda and with the beautiful vista of the Barossa Valley beyond, there is little wonder that St Rose of Lima Catholic Church is proving popular for ‘destination’ weddings.
Like most couples getting ready for their wedding day, Emily Skara and Deion Matulic are busy with preparations to ensure their guests enjoy the wonderful celebration. But more importantly, they are preparing themselves to receive the sacrament of marriage.
As one of only a handful of palliative care nurse practitioners in South Australia, Kevin Hardy is well qualified to talk about dying. He spoke to JENNY BRINKWORTH ahead of appearing before the SA Parliament’s Joint Committee on End of Life Choices.
They can be difficult times at the best of times. Adolescence, the teenage years and then the 20s throw up challenges at a rapid rate. Grappling with your faith is often one of the ‘big ones’ and that is where the Catholic Office for Youth and Young Adults (COYYA) steps in; providing support and accompanying youth through this transitional stage of life.
It may be a long way from their home in India, but Sisters from the Congregation of St Anne - Madras are staying true to their mission of ‘working for the betterment of women’ around the world with the opening of a new convent house in Ceduna.
Observing that Christians tend to be “happier people”, newly ordained Dominican priest Father William Loh OP admitted it took him many years of soul searching and discernment before he was completely happy and at peace with his decision to become a priest.