25 May 2018

Archdiocese arrangements

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Adelaide VG Fr Philip Marshall will take responsibility for the affairs of the Archdiocese with support from a newly appointed Adjunct VG.

23 May 2018

Latest statements

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Statement from Archbishop Philip Wilson and ACBC President Archbishop Coleridge.

22 May 2018

Statement from Archbishop

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Statement issued by Archbishop Philip Wilson today.

18 May 2018

Plenary Council 2020

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Adelaide will host opening Plenary Council session in October 2020.

18 May 2018

Adelaide in national spotlight

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Archbishop Wilson will launch the Plenary Council 2020 initiative at the Marian Procession.

14 May 2018

Archbishop's Funeral Mass

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Huge turnout to farewell Archbishop Faulkner. Link to the video of the Funeral Mass is at the end of the report.

10 May 2018

Living Catholic May e-news

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In this issue: Vale Archbishop Faulkner, TJHC concludes its work, Vinnies CEO sleepout, new van for Our Lady of La Vang school, plus more.

09 May 2018

Funeral details

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Livestream link to Archbishop Faulkner's Funeral Mass – Monday May 14, 11am.

07 May 2018

Catholics mourn death of Archbishop Faulkner

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Catholic communities of South Australia and Townsville are today mourning the death of Emeritus Archbishop Leonard Faulkner.

06 May 2018

Important message from VG

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Archbishop Emeritus Leonard Faulkner died peacefully this afternoon.

03 May 2018

Upcoming events

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Youth Pentecost Vigil, May 19, featuring American musician and evangelist Steve Angrisano; Marian Procession, May 20, South Parklands.

30 Apr 2018

Southern Cross May issue

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The latest issue is now out and available in parishes.

22 Apr 2018

Historic meeting

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Catholics called to pray for peace as inter-Korean summit looms.

17 Apr 2018

An emotional moment

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'Is my dad in Heaven?' child asks Pope Francis.

10 Apr 2018

New papal document

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The title, “Rejoice and be glad", or in latin “Gaudete et Exsultate", speaks of the call to holiness in the world today. 

09 Apr 2018

New papal document

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Vatican to present new papal document on holiness in modern world on Monday April 9 – Gaudete et Exsultate.

09 Apr 2018

Glenelg Catholic parish helps out


Greek Orthodox parishioners participated in a unique Easter celebration at a Catholic church...after fire destroyed their church...

09 Apr 2018

Attack in Syria


Pope condemns deadly chemical attack in Syria.

03 Apr 2018

Pope Francis Easter Message

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Pope Francis delivering his Easter message and blessing.

03 Apr 2018

New primary school for Hove

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Catholic Education SA will open a new school at Hove in 2020. The school will be co-located with a planned new Catholic early learning centre.

01 Apr 2018

VG's Easter Message

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Easter brings purpose to our lives: Vicar General Fr Philip Marshall.

01 Apr 2018

Southern Cross April issue

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David Wark shares his story; also in this issue –Sevenhill, justice for refugees, Catherine House, Arch D radio awards, plus more.

29 Mar 2018

Media Release - Easter

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Easter brings purpose to our lives.

27 Mar 2018

Blessing ceremony

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Giving thanks for fruit of the vine – Fr Paul Fyfe at Sevenhill – The Southern Cross April 2018.

27 Mar 2018

World meeting of families 2018


Pope announces Dublin travel plans for World Meeting of Families.

23 Mar 2018

Easter Services


Looking for Easter Services in SA? We've covered each parish in the Archdiocese of Adelaide and Port Pirie Diocese.

23 Mar 2018

Tonight - Chrism Mass

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6pm in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral.

19 Mar 2018

Green light for Plenary


Pope Francis backs decision to hold Plenary Council in Australia

15 Mar 2018

Vote carefully - Archbishop

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Archbishop Wilson has written to parishioners about the forthcoming election.

09 Mar 2018

Paul VI to be canonised

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Pope Francis will canonise Paul VI in October.

05 Mar 2018

Free lunchtime concerts


The third and final concert will be held on March 14 featuring organist Andrew Georg, at 1pm in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral.

05 Mar 2018

Time to nominate


The Adelaide Archdiocese is calling for nominations for the 2018 Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide Media Citations.

21 Feb 2018

Find a Mass app

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Travelling through SA and looking for a weekend or weekday Mass near you? New Mass app is free to download.

21 Feb 2018

Youth gathering in Rome

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Angelus: Pope Francis invites all youth to participate in preparation for October Synod.

16 Feb 2018

Media Release


Australian bishops’ submission to the Religious Freedom Review.

15 Feb 2018

Pope first to sign up

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Pope Francis registers for World Youth Day 2019 in Panama.

14 Feb 2018

Ash Wednesday in Rome

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Pope's three actions to practice during Lent: Pause, See and Return.

14 Feb 2018

The Season of Lent


Your guide to Stational Masses – churches, dates and times.

12 Feb 2018

Ash Wednesday February 14

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Mass in the Cathedral at 12.10pm plus launch of Project Compassion followed by fish burgers in Mary MacKillop Plaza. All welcome.

12 Feb 2018

Project Compassion launched

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Students from 14 Catholic schools in the western suburbs participated in the launch of Caritas Australia’s 2018 Project Compassion Lenten.

09 Feb 2018

Pope's advice to priests

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A good homily is a short homily, Pope Francis tells priests.

06 Feb 2018

The Southern Cross

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Two refugee mates have come a long way since leaving war-torn Afghanistan – February edition

06 Feb 2018

Fringe concerts - only two remaining

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Lunchtime concerts featuring the beautiful sounds of the pipe organ are being held in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral this month.

06 Feb 2018

Project Compassion

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Project Compassion will be launched in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 12.10pm and will run the six weeks of Lent.

01 Feb 2018

Terrorist attacks in Kabul


'How long will the Afghan people have to endure inhuman violence?' – Pope Francis

23 Jan 2018

Pope's visit to Chile and Peru

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Pope Francis' best messages from his trip to Chile and Peru.

22 Jan 2018

Pope returns to Rome

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'I apologise to victims if my words offended them' – Pope Francis

18 Jan 2018

Pope in Temuco

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Pope notes 'sorrow and pain' of Chile's indigenous people.

15 Jan 2018

Pope to visit Chile and Peru

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Chile and Peru: Pope Francis' challenges in his first trip of 2018.

15 Jan 2018

Pope Francis arrives in Chile

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An orchestra welcomed the Pope – this little girl sang – he enjoyed it so much that he waited for her to finish before thanking and blessing her.

15 Jan 2018

'This is the result of war'

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Inside papal plane on his journey to Chile Pope Francis presents journalists with photo about nuclear war.

08 Jan 2018

'A remarkable story'


New Vatican publication highlights Indigenous art, culture.

02 Jan 2018

Pope prays for peace

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World Day of Peace was dedicated this year to migrants and refugees.

22 Dec 2017

Christmas message

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Fr Marshall urged Australians to take time at Christmas to go to the “quiet space” of their heart where they would find the “tender love” of God.

19 Dec 2017

Pope celebrates Bambinelli Sunday

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'When you pray at home before the crib with your family, let yourselves be drawn by the tenderness of baby Jesus...This is the true Christmas.” – Pope

18 Dec 2017

Christmas message

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Vicar General Fr Philip Marshall shares his Christmas message with the help of students from St Monica's Parish School, Walkerville, South Australia.

15 Dec 2017

Statement from Vicar General

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Statement from Fr Philip Marshall on the release of the Royal Commission final report.

12 Dec 2017

World meeting of families 2018

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The official hymn 'A Joy for all the Earth' has been chosen for the 2018 World Meeting of Families to be held in Dublin in August.

12 Dec 2017

December issue's out

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They may be thousands of kilometres from their families, but a group of young East Timorese are feeling at home thanks to one SA parish.

11 Dec 2017

ACYF17 – it's a wrap

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Perth announced as next ACYF venue as thousands flock to Mass in The Domain December 9, 2017.

06 Dec 2017

Jerusalem is a 'unique city'

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Pope Francis has said he's “deeply worried” by Donald Trump's decision to move his embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

05 Dec 2017

ACYF 2017


An estimated 19,000 young Catholics will converge upon Sydney for ACYF’s three-day national celebration – December 7-9.

05 Dec 2017

Pope's video prayer intention


Pope asks us to pray for the elderly. Those who have lived the longest have the most to give! Let us take care of them. They are our future.

04 Dec 2017

Pope's Bangladesh visit

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Pope spoke about his meeting with the Rohingya...He explained that his encounter with this persecuted group was a nonnegotiable part of the trip.

30 Nov 2017

Pope in Myanmar

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“I know that many in Myanmar bear the wounds of violence, wounds both visible and invisible,” the Pope said in his homily.

29 Nov 2017

Pope calls for peace

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“The future of Myanmar must be peace, a peace based on respect for the dignity and rights of each member of society... – Pope

28 Nov 2017

Letter from Archbishop Wilson

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I wish to share with you some important information about my health.

27 Nov 2017

Attack on Egypt mosque


Pope Francis has sent a telegram of condolence for Friday's attack...which killed at least 235 people, Vatican Radio reports.

27 Nov 2017

Advent Calendar app

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New app contains a variety of videos, meditations and podcasts for the Christmas season.

26 Nov 2017

Myanmar & Bangladesh visits

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Pope Francis' visit is a diplomatically intricate mission in which he hopes to help curb the violence directed at the Rohingya people.

20 Nov 2017

Pope's lunch with 1500 needy


Not all of the attendees were immigrants, though they all shared something in common: poverty.

15 Nov 2017

Aust Marriage Law Postal Survey


'A change in civil law does not change the Catholic understanding of the nature of marriage,' Archbishop Hart.

14 Nov 2017

ACYF video game

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'The Adventures of Saint John Paul the Great' will get its official launch at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival next month.

14 Nov 2017

World Day of the Poor


Pope Francis invites 500 for lunch on Sunday November 19.

10 Nov 2017

Raising awareness


Vatican joins experts from around the world to raise awareness about nuclear disarmament.

09 Nov 2017

No phones during Mass please


'It hurts me to see them using mobile phones in Mass (lay, priests and bishops)' – Pope Francis.

09 Nov 2017

Prayers for East Africa


Members of the local African Catholic community were asked to pray for their homeland.

07 Nov 2017

Plaque unveiled

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Members of the Polish Catholic community gathered with Archbishop Wilson for the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the visit St Pope John Paul II.

03 Nov 2017

Archbishop Faulkner's 50 years

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The golden jubilee of the episcopal ordination of Emeritus Archbishop Leonard Faulkner was celebrated on November 1.

03 Nov 2017

500th anniversary of the Reformation


Lutherans and Catholics on 'ecumenical camino'.

03 Nov 2017

2019 WYD planned

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Adelaide will host a major Catholic youth event in January 2019 to celebrate World Youth Day while it convenes in Panama.

30 Oct 2017

Today in Victoria Square

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Lunch to celebrate Lutheran-Catholic unity – Victoria Square starting at 12.30pm.

27 Oct 2017

Pope makes long distance call


The Pope linked up live from the Vatican with the six-man crew as they orbited above Earth.

26 Oct 2017

Feast of St Daniel Comboni


Members of the Sudanese community came together to celebrate his feast day in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral.

23 Oct 2017

Reformation anniversary

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Lutherans and Catholics will come together in Adelaide on October 31 for a national celebration.

20 Oct 2017

Vatican denies rumours

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'Benedict XVI is increasingly fragile, but that can be expected for his age..'

19 Oct 2017

Pope grieves for Somalia


Pope Francis has expressed his grief for the massacre that killed more than 300, many of them children. 

17 Oct 2017

ACYF 2017


More than 15,000 Catholic youth from around the nation are expected to flock to the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney.

15 Oct 2017

Prayers for California

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Pope Francis prays for victims of California bushfires.

03 Oct 2017

Month of prayer and fasting

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Parishes and communities around Australia are being asked to dedicate the month of October to marriage and families.

03 Oct 2017

The Southern Cross - October


All the latest Catholic news and information is in the latest edition of The Southern Cross...

03 Oct 2017

Together in hope

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View Archbishop Wilson's latest podcast on the forthcoming Lutheran-Catholic celebration marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

21 Sep 2017

Letters on same-sex marriage


"...We must continue to exercise our right to speak our views publically as free citizens, but we should not adopt any means that creates disrespect..." Bishop O'Kelly.

21 Sep 2017

Earthquake in Mexico

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Pope Francis' message following the earthquake in Mexico.

19 Sep 2017

Pope, Marriage and Plebiscite


Bishops Conference's brochure provides an overview of Pope Francis’ teaching on marriage and the family for you to reflect upon.

11 Sep 2017

Pope in Columbia

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Pope Francis' first stop was in the San Francisco neighbourhood, which is known as the historically poor belt of the city.

11 Sep 2017

Pontiff is fine

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Pope Francis hits himself against the popemobile and injures his cheekbone and left eyebrow.

07 Sep 2017

Child Protection Sunday Sept 7

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National Child Protection Week....Now in its 27th year, the Week supports and encourages safety and wellbeing of all Australian children and families

01 Sep 2017

September edition's out

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The Southern Cross is available in parishes this weekend.

01 Sep 2017

Nominations are open


Nominations for the Archbishop's Awards to recognise outstanding service by an individual are now open.

31 Aug 2017

Withdrawal of refugee support


It is of great concern...the Australian Government’s plans to withdraw support to refugees who have come to Australia for medical treatment – ACBC.

28 Aug 2017

Pope Francis' travel plans

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Pope to visit Myanmar and Bangladesh at the end of November.

25 Aug 2017

The Southern Cross wins awards

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The Southern Cross was named the winner in several categories of the Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) awards.

21 Aug 2017

What you can do?


If you vote 'no' or if you vote 'yes' in the plebiscite – what this means.

21 Aug 2017

Pope Francis against terrorism

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Pope Francis, in a serious and moved tone, once again remembered the victims of the latest terrorist attacks that have struck several countries.

17 Aug 2017

Media award winners

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Former News Ltd journalist Samela Harris has been recognised for her pioneering work in the SA media at the Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide Media Citations.

17 Aug 2017

Plebiscite on Marriage

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Catholics urged to have their say on marriage.

15 Aug 2017

Postal plebiscite

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The Government has announced plans for a postal plebiscite on whether Australia should change the Marriage Act.

10 Aug 2017

Kerbside care


A young group help to serve up meals provided by Vinnies through Fred's Van – The Southern Cross August edition.

10 Aug 2017

Addressing the root cause of drug use

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Our Catholic community needs to think seriously about the issue of drug use through programs in schools and parishes – Archbishop Wilson.

10 Aug 2017

Celebrating Vocations Week

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Meet Fr Jeevan, he is one of two priests who have come from India to begin a four year ministry in the Adelaide Archdiocese.

28 Jul 2017

State-of-the art museum

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Support needed for new Mary MacKillop Museum at Kensington.

26 Jul 2017

ACBC media statement

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Call for Australia to ensure safety of those seeking asylum in our region.

17 Jul 2017

Young people raise their voices


COYYA is hosting a series of forums called Raise Your Voice 2017 to help strengthen ties between young people and the Church.

06 Jul 2017

NAIDOC Week launched

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Smoking ceremony opens the Torres Strait Islander Sunday Mass celebrated in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral.

05 Jul 2017

Indian community celebrates

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St Thomas the Apostle feast day was celebrated in St Francis Xavier's Cathedral, take a look at the photos.

03 Jul 2017

NEW! Southern Cross news site

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Catholic Communications has launched its new online news site – click on daily to read new stories and sign up to receive fortnightly emails.

03 Jul 2017

News website

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Adelaide Archdiocese is changing the way it delivers the latest news and information to the South Australian community and beyond.

29 Jun 2017

Plenary Council appointments

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Committee will work closely with the Bishops Commission to ensure the successful preparation, celebration and implementation of the Plenary Council 2020.

23 Jun 2017

Gonski 2.0

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CESA says that the new Gonski 2.0 legislation rushed through Parliament fails to deliver fair, needs-based funding for students.

20 Jun 2017

World Refugee Day June 20


Pope Francis' top five ideas for World Day of Refugees.

19 Jun 2017

Pope's 2018 trip planned


The Vatican has officially announced the pope's first international trip for 2018: Chile, from January 15-18, and Peru from the 18-21.

13 Jun 2017

World Day of the Poor message


 Pope Francis asks for 'deeds not words' for the first World Day of the Poor which will be celebrated on November 19.

10 Jun 2017

Calvary acquires MMC aged care


Calvary will assume responsibility for the operation of Mary MacKillop Care facilities in Adelaide and Berri.

09 Jun 2017

Vinnies new State president

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Strategy, strategy, strategy is Cathy Beaton’s catchcry when it comes to helping to shape the St Vincent de Paul Society SA over the next four years.

09 Jun 2017

Daryl's kicking new goals

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Deacon Daryl Hicks shares how he has evolved from being one of the State’s best footballers to helping those in need in the Elizabeth parish.

08 Jun 2017

Minute for Peace


Pope calls us to one minute prayer for peace today.

08 Jun 2017

ACYF17 update

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Find out the latest information about the Australian Catholic Youth Festival being held in Sydney December 7-9.

06 Jun 2017

United in faith

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Big gathering at Mt Barker for the final visitation program, read this story and more in the Southern Cross June issue.

05 Jun 2017

Prayers for London


Pope Francis has offered prayers for the victims of the weekend's terrorist attack in London, and for their families,

05 Jun 2017

Aid for Sri Lanka


Caritas network is responding to recent floods in Sri Lanka, which have displaced more than half a million people.

05 Jun 2017

Month of Ramadan

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Christians and Muslims: Caring for our Common Home – message for the month of Ramadan and 'ID Al-FITR

04 Jun 2017

Celebrating in Rome


30,000+ charismatic people flooded the streets of Rome to celebrate the 50th anniversary, the Golden Jubilee, of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

01 Jun 2017

Pope wants to hear from youth

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Pope asks young people of the world to take part in an online survey to share their experiences, concerns and ideas regarding the Catholic Church.

31 May 2017

New director appointed

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Leading education administrator Dr Neil McGoran has been appointed to the position of Director of Catholic Education SA (CESA).

24 May 2017

Manchester bombing


Pope Francis decried the "barbaric attack" on concertgoers in Manchester.

24 May 2017

ACYF 2017 News


International Catholic megastar confirmed for Australian Catholic Youth Festival.

16 May 2017

Pope's opinion re Medjugorje

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Pope Francis explained his thoughts regarding the possible appearances that are occurring and stirring much conversation today: Medjugorje

16 May 2017

Panama 2019 logo

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The archdiocese of Panama unveiled the official logo for World Youth Day, set to take place on January 22-27, 2019.

15 May 2017

Catholic Education Week

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Listen to what these kids have say about their teachers.

15 May 2017

Catholic Education Week – PP


'We are connected to a larger family who share similar values, hopes and aspirations for our children' – Pt Pirie CESA.

14 May 2017

Fatima children canonised

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Blessed Francisco Marto and Blessed Jacinta Marto declared saints by Pope Francis.

12 May 2017

May 12 Fatima visit

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Pope Francis will travel to Fatima as a pilgrim.

10 May 2017

ACYF Sydney 2017


Registration opens online for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival to be held in Sydney from December 7-9.

10 May 2017

ACYF Sydney 2017


Registration opens online for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival to be held in Sydney from December 7-9.

09 May 2017

May edition's out

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Southern Cross this month features Sarah Gun, Private Mack, Brian Spencer, Ian Olver and more community and schools news.

03 May 2017

Catholic schools funding cuts


Ms Cronin said Catholic education is deeply concerned by the Government’s lack of consultation...

02 May 2017

Pope's visit to Egypt


Best images of Pope Francis in Egypt.

29 Apr 2017

Pope Francis in Egypt


About 15,000 were waiting for him, many of them very young...he was met with the embrace of little pharaohs.

26 Apr 2017

Pope's TED talk

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Pope Francis shared his own personal experience of coming from a migrant family...

25 Apr 2017

Pope's visit to Egypt

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Pope Francis will deliver four important speeches - two will be addressed to the Muslim world, one to Copts and another to Catholics.

23 Apr 2017

Canonisation date announced

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Pope confirms that he will canonise two Fatima's visionaries on May 13.

18 Apr 2017

Christ is risen – Pope

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Pope Francis reminded Christians on Easter Sunday that the Resurrection is the cornerstone of our faith.

18 Apr 2017

Video raises plight of children


Jana used her Year 12 studies to raise awareness of the plight of the forgotten children of the war in Syria.

18 Apr 2017

Easter in Rome

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Pope during Way of the Cross at Colosseum: we are shameful, but have a heart full of hope.

13 Apr 2017

Archbishop's Easter Message

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Easter is a great time for us who belong to the Christian faith as we remember the saving death and resurrection of Jesus...

12 Apr 2017

Awaiting approval

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Vatican says that Pope Francis has convened cardinals living in Rome for a consistory on April 20 to approve canonisations of two Fatima children.

11 Apr 2017

Stations in unique setting


Kath and Ray Wood have been organising a Stations of the Cross "mini pilgrimage" since 1994.

11 Apr 2017

Bombings in Egypt


Archbishop Fisher's message in response to the bombings of two Coptic churches in Egypt.

10 Apr 2017

WYD Panama 2019


"Come to WYD in Panama! It will not be the same as the others" – this is the joy of someone who is about to receive a very important gift, the Cross of WYD.

10 Apr 2017

Palm Sunday Mass in Rome

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Pope celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square with pilgrims travelling to Rome for the end of the Lenten season. 

10 Apr 2017

Bombings in Egypt


Pope Francis prayed for Egypt after two bomb blasts outside Coptic churches killed 40 people and injured dozens during Palm Sunday celebrations.

10 Apr 2017

April Southern Cross

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In this issue: Easter: artwork, Black Hill Stations of the Cross; hot cross buns recipe plus Nazareth College student Jana's 'forgotten children' story.

10 Apr 2017

Pope's Holy Week schedule


Pope Francis will return to wash prisoner's feet on Holy Thursday

05 Apr 2017

'Builders of the world'

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Young people are the focus of Pope Francis' monthly intentions for April.

04 Apr 2017

Easter services


Looking for Easter Masses, Stations of the Cross etc across Adelaide Archdiocese parishes? We have a list for you.

30 Mar 2017

Plight of Christians highlighted

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Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, Catholic bishops have told a Parliamentary inquiry.

24 Mar 2017

Prayers, support for London


The Archbishop of Westminster has called for prayer, compassionate solidarity and calm in the wake of Wednesday’s terrorist attack in London.

13 Mar 2017

Foreign policy plea

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Church leaders call for more compassionate foreign policy.

10 Mar 2017

Pope celebrates 4 years

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Pope celebrates his 4th anniversary of his pontificate – National Catholic Reporter takes a look at his "very long game" in shifting Church culture.

10 Mar 2017

March Southern Cross

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In this issue: Carabiniere, bells, Royal Commission, bees, people, schools, plus more and more – check it out.

09 Mar 2017

Run/walk 12km or 4.5 km

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Join Fr Charles Lukati and the Project Compassion team and run or walk in the Sunday Mail Bay-City Fun Run on March 19.

08 Mar 2017

NAPLAN results

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Local Catholic schools achieve significant NAPLAN gains.

07 Mar 2017

ACYF 2017


Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2017 – what, where, when, want to get involved? Here are the details.

01 Mar 2017

Bishop Long's Lenten message

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'... we have betrayed your trust. And so it is time for us to come home to the heart of the Gospel...' – Bishop Long

01 Mar 2017

Irish duo who sing like angels

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The Goretti Girls – '...their melodies are authentic prayers...'

27 Feb 2017

Day 14 – Royal Commission


The Archbishops returned for the final day in the three-week hearing.

27 Feb 2017

Day 13 – Royal Commission


Day 13 commenced with a panel discussion on the work of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors which advises the Pope directly.

24 Feb 2017

TJHC e-newsletter


Catch up with the latest news and helpful links to Royal Commission updates, transcripts and more.

24 Feb 2017

ACBC Media Release

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Statement from Archbishop Hart, President, Aust. Catholic Bishops Conf. at the conclusion of case study 50 of the Royal Commission.

23 Feb 2017

Day 12 – Royal Commission

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D12 hearing heard from members of various religious institutes in Australia.

22 Feb 2017

Day 11 – Royal Commission


D11 hearing's was attended by bishops with responsibility for various dioceses and regional archdioceses.

21 Feb 2017

LOUD fence

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The LOUD fence is a sign of our solidarity with all those who have suffered from and been impacted by child abuse – Vicar General

21 Feb 2017

Day 10 - Royal Commission

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D10 looked at issues related to the operation and establishment of Catholic Professional Standards Ltd.

18 Feb 2017

WYD19 in Panama


Planning underway – Archbishop of Panama visits Rome and then to Poland to exchange WYD17 experiences.

17 Feb 2017

Day 9 – Royal Commission


D9 – Panel discussion looked at issues in Catholic Education.

16 Feb 2017

Day 8 – Royal Commission

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D8 commenced with a panel discussion on the professional support and supervision of priests and clergy.

16 Feb 2017

RC full report released

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Statement from Francis Sullivan, CEO Catholic Church’s Truth Justice and Healing Council.

16 Feb 2017

New guidelines


Australian bishops launch guidelines for celebrating the sacraments with people with disability.

15 Feb 2017

Day 7 – Royal Commission

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D7 focused on initial formation of clergy and religious and the professional support and supervision of working priests and religious.

14 Feb 2017

Day 6 – Royal Commission


D6 started with a panel examination of the processes of priestly formation within the Catholic Church both historically and currently.

13 Feb 2017

Day 5 – Royal Commission


D5 started with hearing evidence from Ms Teresa Devlin, CEO of the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland.

13 Feb 2017

February Southern Cross

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In this issue: St Thomas' School $2.1m redevelopment and 2016 student achievements; Fr Brian Angus talks opera and Jenny talks TV shows.

10 Feb 2017

Day 4 – Royal Commission

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Summary of day four of the Royal Commission's 50th case study.

10 Feb 2017

Scrolls cave evidence


After years of fruitless searches Israeli archaeologists say they have found evidence of a twelfth Dead Sea Scrolls cave, the Jerusalem Post reports.

09 Feb 2017

Statement from Vicar General on Fr John Fleming

MEDIA RELEASE  |  9 February 2017

Media Statement of Fr Philip Marshall issued on the dismissal of the High Court Appeal lodged by Fr John Fleming

The Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Adelaide, Fr Philip Marshall, today said:

"I was informed today that Fr Fleming's appeal to the High Court of Australia was dismissed.  I understand that this was Fr Fleming's final avenue of appeal and that, as such, the findings made in February 2016 by the Honourable Auxiliary Justice Gray remain undisturbed.

In the light of this, I have today issued a decree under Canon Law directing that Fr Fleming cease all forms of ministry.  The Decree will have immediate effect."


09 Feb 2017

Day 3 – Royal Commission


D3 discussed structural and cultural issues, including accountability and transparency

09 Feb 2017

A good homily is a short homily, Francis tells priests

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A good homily is a short homily, Francis tells priests.

08 Feb 2017

Day 2 – Royal Commission


Summary from the Truth Justice and Healing Council on Day 2 of the Royal Commission's "Catholic wrap-up".

07 Feb 2017

TJHC address to Commission

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Statement from Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council.

22 Jan 2017

The Mother Teresa of Africa

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Sr Rosemary Nyirymbe welcomes women fleeing war...It is a hospital where the deepest wounds are healed...

20 Jan 2017

Catholic Bishops media release


Politicians should respect the right of people of faith to hold a different view on marriage.

18 Jan 2017

A personal testimony


Julie Morgan believes bringing in legislation that allows a group of experts to determine who can ''legally'' die is a retrograde move. 

17 Jan 2017

Fringe lunchtime concerts

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The Adelaide Fringe is coming to the Cathedral again in 2018, with three concerts set to showcase the beautiful sounds of the Casavant Freres pipe organ.

11 Jan 2017

'Suicide bomber' forgiven

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Parents whose son was killed in the 2016 Easter Sunday attack at Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park have forgiven the man that killed their child.

11 Jan 2017

WYD 2019 Panama


While the official date of the next World Youth Day in Panama is not known as of yet, what is clear is that it will be in the first months of 2019.

10 Jan 2017

Report is concerning

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Catholic Mission says rise in missionaries killed in past year is distressing.

23 Dec 2016

Christmas message 2016

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Christmas a time for solidarity – Archbishop Philip Wilson

22 Dec 2016

Treats for worshippers

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The 1927 French-Canadian pipe organ will be in full voice for Christmas services in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral and a new Find a Mass app.

20 Dec 2016

Christians targetted – Sister

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Nun living in Aleppo: "Muslims in Syria fear for their country without Christians".

20 Dec 2016

Year of Youth 2018

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The Year of Youth celebrates 10 years since World Youth Day was hosted in Sydney during 2008. It will focus on the theme, ‘Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy: Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment’. The emphasis is on local discussion and dialogue in parishes, schools, youth groups and dioceses.

19 Dec 2016

Christmas message 2016

Vicar General of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide Fr Philip Marshall gives his Christmas Message at St Thomas More Catholic School.
16 Dec 2016

Jesuit priest speaks on Aleppo


Fr Ziad Hilal SJ appeals to parties in the conflict and to western nations to cease provocations and commit themselves to reconciliation. 

12 Dec 2016

50th World Day of Peace message

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Pope Francis calls for a 'new style' of politics in his message for peace.

12 Dec 2016

December Southern Cross

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In this issue: Syrian family's bittersweet Christmas; Mass app launched; welcome backpacks for refugee children; Christmas Mass times plus more.

09 Dec 2016

Catholic Youth Festival 2017

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One year to go to Australia’s biggest Catholic youth festival in Sydney.

06 Dec 2016

Australian sainthood push

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A push to have a second Australian – doctor and humanita­rian Sr Mary Glowrey – elevated to sainthood has moved a step forward.

24 Nov 2016

Pope's new Apostolic Letter


Seven keys to understanding the Apostolic Letter 'Misericordia et Misera'.

16 Nov 2016

Australian faith leaders join growing call for urgent climate action

Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu among top religious leaders to declare continued use of fossil fuels ethically untenable Australian faith leaders join growing call for urgent climate action, challenge to sovereign wealth and super funds: sever fossil fuel investments.

16 Nov 2016

Recital a success


More than 500 attended the St Francis Xavier's Cathedral pipe organ recital on Tuesday November 15.

08 Nov 2016

High note for Cathedral pipe organ


A unique French-Canadian pipe organ will be played in the southern hemisphere for the first time this Sunday (November 13) at a commissioning Mass in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Adelaide.

The instrument was built in 1927 by renowned organ builders the Casavant Brothers for the St Jean de la Croix Church in Montreal, Canada.

06 Nov 2016

Storytelling movie in the making


Just short of Pixar: the new movie about the Fatima apparitions – movie not completely finished, possibly out later next year.

03 Nov 2016

Cathedral pipe organ recital


Joshua van Konkelenberg will play the recently-installed Casavant Frères pipe organ at the commissioning Mass Nov. 13 and recital Nov 15.

01 Nov 2016

November Southern Cross

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In this issue: 30th anniversary of St John Paul II's historic address to Indigenous Australians in Alice Springs, Fred's Van, Birthline's Rosemary McGrath, plus more.

31 Oct 2016

Italian earthquake

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Major Italian earthquake destroys basilica in Norcia.

21 Oct 2016

Pope's new Apostolic Letter

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Seven keys to understanding Pope Francis' Apostolic Letter 'Misericordia et Misera'.

01 Oct 2016

October Southern Cross

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In this issue: Euthanasia bill, Social Justice in an ageing society, Diocesan Spring Gathering, Pipe organ to be blessed, Schools in focus: OLSH, CBC, St Patrick's, Marymount, St Michael's and more; Spalding honours Tess Clarke, plus loads of photo galleries.

28 Sep 2016

Archbishop Wilson's statement

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Statement from Archbishop Wilson to Members of the South Australian Parliament regarding the Voluntary Euthanasia Bill 2016.

27 Sep 2016

Archbishop Wilson's message

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The Joy of Love – Pope Francis calls for a more tender, merciful Church.

07 Sep 2016

September Southern Cross

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In this issue: Media awards, Yr 7 move to secondary, Rio in Libby's sight, Mother Teresa and bike riding Marist Brother Pat celebrates 60 years.

07 Sep 2016

CESA Media Statement

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Catholic School Employers seek fair deal for teachers and school families.

06 Sep 2016

Social Justice Statement


'Australia must protect older people who are most vulnerable to hardship and who are at risk of feeling they are a burden on society," – Bishop Tarabay

26 Aug 2016

Woman of extreme strength

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Inside peek into the life of Mother Teresa who will be canonised on September 4.

25 Aug 2016

Archbishop's Media Awards

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Disability magazine shines at media awards.

22 Aug 2016

Astronomer to visit Adelaide

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Astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, Br Guy Consolmagno SJ, will be the special guest speaker at a free lecture in Adelaide on August 29.

19 Aug 2016

Non-govt. schools to benefit

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CESA has welcomed SA govt's announcement that it will provide non-government schools with low interest loans for capital development.

18 Aug 2016

August Southern Cross

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In this issue: World Youth Day Krakow wrap up, Vocations feature, a memorial tree for Hutt St Centre, photo galleries of diocesan events, plus more.

18 Aug 2016

A mother's devotion

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Anyone who thinks refugees and asylum seekers are not good for Australia clearly hasn’t met Tran Ngoc-Dung – writes Jenny Brinkworth.

12 Aug 2016

Catholic school Year 7 change

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Catholic schools to move Year 7 to secondary.

08 Aug 2016

Pope's powerful message


Pope denounces the lack of will from those with power to end the war in Syria.

08 Aug 2016

Artist's Olympics of Mercy

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Olympics receive a larger-than-life message in the form of field art.

08 Aug 2016

Panama WYD19 in the planning


Bishop of Panama: WYD will mean a new opportunity to the youth of Central America.

02 Aug 2016

WYD Pope's top 10 messages

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Pope Francis: ..."We didn’t come into this world to "vegetate,” ... we came for another reason: to leave a mark..."

31 Jul 2016

31st WYD comes to a close

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Pope Francis' to the youth at WYD closing Mass: “Don’t let your soul grow numb”. And the announcement - WYD 2019 – Panama

31 Jul 2016

WYD blog – Vigil & Final Mass

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...The size of the stage...actually three stages with a huge stairway leading up to the main one, and the vastness of the pilgrim area was a sight to behold.

28 Jul 2016

WYD blog – Pope arrives

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A full on day: a talk, filing stories, Pope arrival preps, heading to Jewish quarter on foot, concert, cathedral visit and dinner.

28 Jul 2016

WYD blog – Pope's welcome

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Security's tight: '...my humble camera and computer had to be turned on and off, and they asked me to drink from my water bottle...'

28 Jul 2016

WYD welcome ceremony

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Pope Francis in Poland: 2.5hr welcome ceremony at Blonia – Australia features at 1:22.20.

27 Jul 2016

WYD blog - Back to Krakow


It's an emotional experience as nearly 500,000 people attend the Opening Mass in the city of Divine Mercy.

26 Jul 2016

WYD blog - Sosnowiec


Time with host families & Mass in 18th century St Catherine’s Church – Archbishop Wilson gave a moving homily about an Auschwitz survivor.

25 Jul 2016

Editor's blog WYD 2016


A joyous walking pilgrimage and beautiful Mass were highlights of Day 3 of Days in the Diocese.

22 Jul 2016

Editor's blog WYD 2016


A special Mass with pilgrims from Argentina, Ecuador, Lithuania, Czech Republic and France was a highlight of Day 2 of Days in the Diocese.

21 Jul 2016

Editor's blog WYD 2016


Aussie pilgrims get to experience the Polish way of life at the local level during a stay in the Sosnowiec region.

20 Jul 2016

Editor's blog WYD 2016


Today the Aussie pilgrims explore Krakow in readiness for Days in the Diocese which begins tomorrow.

19 Jul 2016

Editor's blog WYD 2016

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Aussie pilgrims made their way out of the capital to the Franciscan friary founded by St Maximilian Kolbe,

18 Jul 2016

Memoirs put in print

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Emeritus Archbishop Faulkner's book A Listening Ministry, Becoming a Bishop in our World will be launched later this month.

18 Jul 2016

Editor's blog WYD 2016

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Southern Cross editor Jenny Brinkworth's daily update on the pilgrimage journey from Adelaide to Krakow for World Youth Day 2016.

18 Jul 2016

ACBC monitoring events


In advance of WYD 2016 in Kraków, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is closely following the violent events in France and Turkey.

04 Jul 2016

Marriage plebiscite

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Archbishop Fisher: 'Same-sex marriage opponents not bigots'.

04 Jul 2016

July Southern Cross

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Young pilgrims heading to WYD2016, new Calvary hospital, Emmanuel Irra and Michelle Payne features and win a family pass to The Sound of Music.

31 May 2016

June Southern Cross

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3000 attended the 67th annual Marian Procession and 2000 students celebrated Catholic Education Week at an outdoor Mass plus more stories.

31 May 2016

Feature in Southern Cross

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Death and grief: a look at how parishes provide support for the bereaved; trends in funerals; growing demand for memorial gardens and more.

30 May 2016

Archbishop welcomes new Calvary Adelaide Hospital

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News today that construction will begin shortly on the $300 million Calvary Adelaide Hospital has been welcomed by the Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson.

“I am pleased that Calvary is taking the initiative to build this new hospital,” he said. “It shows its real commitment to continuing to meet the long-term health care needs of all South Australians.”

04 May 2016

50th World Communications Day


50th World Communications Day
Media release – 4 May 2016

Communicating the Power of Mercy

Celebrating the 50th World Communications Day, the Australian Catholic Media Council is launching a grassroots initiative by inviting each diocese to share local stories about ‘Communication and Mercy’.

This year, Pope Francis has chosen the theme ‘Communication and Mercy’ and invites us all to reflect on this relationship.

03 May 2016

May Southern Cross out now

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A team of archaeological students and volunteers has uncovered important information about the history of early Irish Catholics in SA.

02 May 2016

Catholic Education Week

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Catholic Education week will be celebrated from May 13 to 20 – check out the feature in The Southern Cross online.

29 Apr 2016

Kids on climate change


Climate change and global warming is ... now officially affecting every country and every person on every continent – Rome Reports.

13 Apr 2016

Living Catholic e-News

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The Joy of Love, Nazareth Now breakfast, Harmony Day, Angel for a Day and lots more in the April edition....

11 Apr 2016

"The Joy of Love" Pope Francis between the ideal and the real

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April 8 2016

In his Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laeitia, 'The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family', Pope Francis has spoken as a true pastor who really knows the human heart and is well aware of the pressures now facing marriage and the family," said Archbishop Mark Coleridge on behalf of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference today.

06 Apr 2016

April Southern Cross


Bishop Bill Morris on mercy, renewal taskforce update, demolition of seminary buildings, Fr Pat Woods and lots more....

29 Feb 2016

March Southern Cross

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Freedom fighter honoured, Josephites celebrating 150 years and a Holy Thursday change plus loads more.

25 Feb 2016

Statement on Father John Fleming

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MEDIA RELEASE – Thursday, February 25, 2016

Statement from the Vicar General of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide Father Philip Marshall:

“Further to my statement yesterday, I have now had the opportunity to consider the reasons for the judgement of the Hon Auxiliary Justice Gray.

Given the findings made by the Court, Fr Fleming will now be required to cease all ministry in any form while Church processes take place.”

25 Feb 2016

Statement on Father John Fleming

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MEDIA RELEASE – Thursday, February 25, 2016

Statement from the Vicar General of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide Father Philip Marshall:

“Further to my statement yesterday, I have now had the opportunity to consider the reasons for the judgement of the Hon Auxiliary Justice Gray.

Given the findings made by the Court, Fr Fleming will now be required to cease all ministry in any form while Church processes take place.”

08 Feb 2016

Support for asylum seekers

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Church welcomes SA Premier’s call for the State to offer a home to asylum seeker families facing deportation to Nauru.

01 Feb 2016

Cathedral organ video

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A unique look at the installation of the 100-year-old, 3000 plus-piece Casavant Frères pipe organ.

01 Feb 2016

February Southern Cross

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Check out our Back to School feature, Yr 12 graduates' stories, Archbishop's Awards recipients plus loads more.

30 Dec 2015

Letter from Archbishop Wilson

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22 Dec 2015

Call for a new humanity

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Adelaide Vicar General Father Philip Marshall has called for a new humanity after the tragic events of 2015 in his Christmas message.

21 Dec 2015

Living Catholic e-news


Catch up on Charities expo, Mercy Door, youth festival, pipe organ and other agency news.

15 Dec 2015

Youth festival special

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Southern Cross December – check out the Catholic Youth Festival held in Adelaide coverage plus loads of other good stories and pics.

04 Dec 2015

ACYF - Day 2


A priest who has said Mass on Mt Everest & climbed 126 of the world’s highest peaks + X Factor contestant Fr Rob Galea are two of the hits at ACYF.

30 Nov 2015

Youth Festival draws 3000

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Adelaide's hosting the 2nd annual Australian Catholic Youth Festival this week – Dec. 3-5.

11 Nov 2015

Living Catholic e-news

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Find out about the young families forum, Mission in Action, death penalty inquiry and lots more....

03 Nov 2015

Language of love

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Fr Philip Marshall VG calls for a new language of love

22 Sep 2015

ACYF presenters announced

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Australian Catholic Youth Festival has announced first round of homegrown speakers and presenters for December Adelaide event.






22 Sep 2015

8th World meeting of families

The Congress being held in Philadelphia, Sept 22-25, will address real life challenges that families go through as a couple and as parents.

15 Sep 2015

Laudato Si’ video released

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




15 Sep 2015

Youth Festival update

Preparations are gearing up for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival being held in Adelaide December 3-5.





13 Sep 2015

Vocations week

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Southern Cross celebrates vocations week with stories of people who have responded to the call in our diocese and beyond, starting with Fr Tru.





01 Jul 2015

Adelaide ready for youth

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Group registrations are now open for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival being held in Adelaide this December.





05 Jun 2015

Response to Royal Commission report on St Ann's

Media release – Friday June 5, 2015

The Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide will circulate the Royal Commission's final report into the St Ann's matter to every Catholic school principal in the State.

The Truth Justice and Healing Council welcomes the release of the report.

30 Apr 2015

New Catholic Education Head appointed


Media release - Monday April 30, 2015

Ms Helen O’Brien has been appointed to the position of Director of Catholic Education SA and Chancellor in the Archdiocese of Adelaide.

Announcing her appointment, Adelaide Vicar General Father Philip Marshall said Ms O’Brien had great depth and breadth of wisdom of Catholic education both in South Australia and nationally.

13 Apr 2015

Unique religious blessing - for an app


Media release - Monday April 13, 2015

Discovering Mary MacKillop’s Adelaide

In what is believed to be the first religious blessing of an app, a new online walking trail following the footsteps of Australia’s first saint will be launched in Mary MacKillop Plaza, Victoria Square, today (Monday April 13) at 11am.

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