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Pilgrimage to Poland

Mount Barker parishioner Mary Mencel, 81, had a remarkable start to life, and this winter her 22-year-old grandson JACK MENCEL was blessed with the chance to learn about it firsthand. This is his account of their recent trip to Poland.

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Pope appoints new bishop of Port Pirie

Pope Francis has announced the appointment of Fr Karol Kulczycki SDS, the former head of the Salvatorians in Australia, as the new bishop of the Diocese of Port Pirie.


War memoirs brought to life

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.