03 Sep 2019

Final chapter for Catholic bookshop

After 57 years in Adelaide, Catholic bookshop Pauline Books and Media will close its doors this month.

02 Sep 2019

Listening like a disciple – Bishop O'Kelly SJ

There are two categories of people on Twitter – those called “followers” and those called “following”. Is that what discipleship means?

01 Sep 2019

Hearing voices of children and young people

Children will be encouraged to have a say and write down their thoughts during National Child Protection Week in September.

28 Aug 2019

Happily married for 70 years, thanks to God

They met at a Catholic dance in Broken Hill and he swept her off her feet. Now after being happily married for 70 years, John and Eleanor Raftery have some good old fashioned advice for the newlyweds of today.

16 Aug 2019

Adelaide visit part of Plenary Council preparations

The Bishops Commission for the Plenary Council and its Executive Committee have met in Adelaide for the first time, 14 months before the Council’s opening session.

02 Aug 2019

Bishop Greg conversing with Pope Francis

In June I spent two weeks in Rome for the Ad Limina Apostolorum which means Threshold of the Apostles, referring to Saints Peter and Paul, both martyred and interred in Rome.

01 Aug 2019

Time to listen to Indigenous voices

Human rights lawyer Fr Frank Brennan has urged Australians to put their faith in current Indigenous members of Parliament to find the right words for a referendum on constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

01 Aug 2019

Warm welcome for international priests

Despite trying to cope with the cold temperatures of an Adelaide winter, the Archdiocese’s newest international priests say they have been overwhelmed by the “warm welcome” they have received.

01 Jul 2019

Precious document in good hands

When Pope Pius XII decided to appoint Matthew Beovich as Archbishop of Adelaide, he did what popes before him had been doing for centuries and issued a papal bull...

01 Jul 2019

Youth gather for Pentecost Vigil

More than 100 young people came together on the June long weekend to celebrate the Pentecost Vigil at The Monastery.

31 May 2019

Plans for L’Arche house in Adelaide

The founder of L’Arche Communities, Jean Vanier, died last month but his legacy will live on in the more than 150 communities in 38 countries around the world.

31 May 2019

Bishop Greg O'Kelly SJ June message

Inspiration – The time of Pentecost is upon us. ‘Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and enkindle within us the fire of your divine love’. It is a good word enkindle.

12 May 2019

A bishop's best friend

Jezabel, an 11-year-old Kelpie Border Collie, has been Bishop Greg's constant companion, watching over him from the back seat and offering the occasional bark to keep him alert while travelling between Pirie and Adelaide.

07 May 2019

One step closer to priesthood

Pat Lopresti has moved a step forward on his journey to the priesthood following his ordination to the diaconate in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral last month.

07 May 2019

Adelaide Chancellor on governance review panel

Adelaide Archdiocese Chancellor Pauline Connelly has been appointed to a national panel convened by the ACBC to conduct a review of the governance and management structures of Catholic dioceses and parishes.

24 Apr 2019

Mass for victims of Sri Lankan bombings

A special prayer service and Mass for the Sri Lankan community will be held in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on Sunday April 28.

18 Apr 2019

Pastoral Letter for Easter 2019

Bishop Greg: The world has been riveted by the sight of Notre Dame Cathedral burning in Paris. It is the greatest symbol the French have, and has been with them for almost nine centuries...

10 Apr 2019

Stations of the Cross

Every year on Good Friday large numbers of Catholics gather in groups to remember the Passion of Christ by praying the Stations of the Cross.

10 Apr 2019

Ashes and Life

On Ash Wednesday one year ago a school shooting massacre occurred at the Parkland High School in Florida, resulting in 17 deaths and a large number of wounded. Displayed prominently was a photo of anguished mothers arriving at the school to find out whether or not their child was a victim.

01 Mar 2019

Jorge's journey to becoming a deacon

Jorge 23rd birthday is one he will never forget. It provided cause for celebration...a time to give thanks for having survived what should have been a fatal car crash, and when he had new-found clarity on how best to serve God.

28 Feb 2019

Letter from Bishop O'Kelly SJ

Everyone carrying the name of Catholic must feel bowed down with some sense of shame and even anger at what the crimes of clergy and Church personnel has wreaked upon us as a community. The strength of the media coverage these days reflects a rightful anger on the part of the wider community at the betrayal which such crimes represent, and the hypocrisy they reveal. It is wider than simply the case of Cardinal Pell, and no judgement should be made there until the result of the appeal. Greater than our pain, of course, is the suffering the victims of abuse have been enduring for many years. To continue to do whatever we can to ensure that such crimes do not repeat themselves, and to do whatever we can to help victims and to purify the Church must be a prime response.

12 Feb 2019

Adelaide Fringe events

Free lunchtime concerts featuring the beautiful sounds of the pipe organ will be held in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral during the upcoming Adelaide Fringe.

07 Feb 2019

Australia Day honours

SA Catholics – a bishop, two business leaders, a World War II veteran and a property valuer are honoured this year.

01 Feb 2019

Schools and an authentic Church

To be authentic Church – community must exercise and live the corporal works of mercy; care of the young is an integral work of mercy, a sign of the Church being Church.

08 Jan 2019

A taste of Panama in Adelaide

While Panama prepares for an invasion of young Catholics for World Youth Day 2019, the Adelaide Archdiocese is preparing its own version of WYD at Sacred Heart College, Somerton Park, on January 27.

17 Aug 2017

Plebiscite on Marriage

Catholics urged to have their say on marriage.