St John the Baptist, the son of Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth, is the only saint other than the Virgin Mary, whose birthday is celebrated by the Church in a liturgical feast.
During the first stage of preparation for the Australian Plenary council, more than 222,000 people participated in listening and dialogue, resulting in 17,457 submissions. These voices have contributed data, which all Catholics are now being urged to consider together.
The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord is on the 2nd June in 2019. Ascension Day is celebrated on a Thursday, forty days after Easter Sunday, because Jesus spent forty days with his disciples after he rose from the dead and before he ascended into heaven.
On May 7th, 2019, Jean Vanier died at the age of 90. Jean was a renowned philosopher, writer and humanist. He founded two international organisations for people with intellectual disabilities.
ANZAC day is commemorated annually on April 25th. It is a significant day for Australia and marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
A catastrophic fire engulfed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris this week, gutting and destroying the landmark’s spire. This disastrous event has stunned France, and the world.
On Good Friday, Jesus was crucified, died and was buried. On Sunday Morning, Mary Magdalene and several other women went to the tomb to embalm his body. Of course, we all know what happened next! When they got there, the tomb was empty!
Easter is the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection on the third day after his crucifixion. It is one of the most important days in the Catholic calendar and is the foundation of the Christian faith.
Easter is the fulfilled prophecy of the Messiah who would be persecuted, die for our sins, and rise on the third day.
On Friday 15th March, 2019, an armed man opened fire on two of New Zealand’s Islamic mosques.
Up to fifty people have been confirmed dead and a further forty-eight people are still being treated for injuries sustained in the shooting.
The feast of the Annunciation marks the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, during which he told her that she would be the mother of Jesus, the song of God.
Here is what you should know about the Annunciation.