Welcome to the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide

Welcome to the official website of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide. Through our parishes, schools, agencies and ministries we strive to follow in the footsteps of Australia's first saint, Mary MacKillop, whose mantra was "never see a need without doing something about it". As people of faith, hope and love, we are committed to building a world where the dignity of every human being is respected.    

Absolution allowed but...

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Pope Francis has announced all priests will be allowed to absolve the sin of abortion during the forthcoming Year of Mercy...





Laudato Si’ video released

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Catholic Earthcare Australia's video released today – Laudato Si’ – An urgent appeal for action.





St Francis Xavier's Cathedral

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Cathedral is closed for restoration work including the installation of a 1927 Casavant Frères pipe organ.

Southern Cross newspaper

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Don't miss the e-Resource centrespread on the Pope's ecological encyclical Laudato Si', Media Awards photo gallery and lots more.

Nominations are open

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Know someone who works tirelessly in your parish, school or community? It’s time to nominate them for the Archbishop’s Awards 2015.





Theology of Lay Leadership

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Lay leadership will be discussed at the third Forum for learning and dialogue on September 10.