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.
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.
A stained glass window in St John and Michael’s Cathedral Bathurst and a prayer by Blessed Charles de Foucaud feature on a prayer card produced to mark Archbishop O’Regan’s installation.
Messages of congratulations for Archbishop Patrick O’Regan have flowed in from around Australia and through diverse channels – from YouTube and Facebook posts to phone calls and letters.
With one in six Australian couples experiencing infertility, a new book by Debra Vermeer will be a welcome resource for Catholic couples.
Every night Howard Hendrick says a prayer thanking God for his “very, very fortunate life”.
Fr Anthony Kain celebrated his last Mass as parish priest of Glenelg at the Easter Vigil – to an empty church. Preaching to a camera wasn’t the way he anticipated ending his 12-year mission in the seaside parish but change has been a constant theme throughout his ministry.
John Fanning - Born: February 6 1940 | Died: February 27 2020
Fr Tony Papps - Born: February 26 1954 | Died: February 18 2020
It’s mid-morning Wednesday, and Pamela Strapp’s face beams into southern lounge rooms through a virtual playgroup.
When Izabella Picheta died eight years ago just before her 89th birthday, her children came across a series of articles she’d written for a local Polish newspaper. Recently translated by her daughter, the memoirs provide a fascinating insight into her conscription to possibly the strangest army of WWII.