Growing up a ‘couple of kicks’ from Alberton Oval, John Konopka has always had a strong connection with the Port Adelaide region. Now principal of Mount Carmel College, he is helping guide the next generation as they grapple with the big questions in life.
Some six months after his visit to Auschwitz in 2006, Dr Ron Hoenig told how he still felt “invaded” by the experience.
Dr Ron Hoenig’s deep commitment to interfaith relations has its roots in German-occupied Hungary where his Jewish mother was protected by a young Christian municipal guard while her parents and four siblings were killed in Auschwitz.
The small rural parish of Kangaroo Island has experienced its fair share of hardship in recent times, on top of the ongoing challenges facing remote Catholic communities.
Since heeding the call of God in a leprosarium in Thailand, Sr Ratana Sriwarakul DC has always been prepared to serve where the need is greatest. After recently joining the small Daughters of Charity community in Adelaide, she shared her story with JENNY BRINKWORTH.
Priests and deacons celebrating significant ordination milestones in 2021 were honoured at the Jubilarians Mass in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on October 21.
Fr Karl Emerick OP - Born: April 25 1970 | Died: October 5 2021
Veronica Mary Shinnick - Born: January 19 1938 | Died: August 21 2021
Sr Shirley Mary Preston RSJ - Born: January 17 1925 | Died: August 14 2021
Young Adelaide Plenary Council member Maddy Forde has called on the Catholic Church to give greater consideration to the realities of people’s lives in a courageous ‘intervention’ at the first general assembly held this month.
Half a century ago they were part of a record number of young men to be ordained priests in the Archdiocese. Frs Allan Winter, John Vildzius, Richard Morris and Peter Fountain reflected on their combined 200 years of priesthood after their anniversary celebrations last month.