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West Wyalong boy new bishop

POPE Francis has appointed West Wyalong-born priest Fr Danny Meagher, the former rector of Good Shepherd Seminary, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney. Fr Meagher moved with his family to Sydney as a young boy. He attended St Ignatius’ College Riverview, then studied economics and later law at Sydney University. In addition to parish work, Fr Meagher served as vocations director, director of formation for the permanent diaconate and for six years as seminary rector. He has had a commitment to serving those experiencing poverty and homelessness.

  • Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

Archbishop Fisher receives award from Archbishop Makarios Griniezakis.

Greek Orthodox honour for Archbishop

ARCHBISHOP Anthony Fisher OP was awarded the highest honorary distinction of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, the Order of Christ-Loving, for services to Christianity in the public square, in particular his contribution to bioethical issues. Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Australia Makarios Griniezakis presented the award at a service at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Sydney, in the presence of several Greek Orthodox Bishops.

  • The Catholic Weekly

Fr Paul Smithers receives the completed icon of Our Lady Help of Christians from iconographer Michael Galovic. Photo: Alphonsus Fok

Sacred art trilogy takes shape

Fr Paul Smithers receives the completed icon of Our Lady Help of Christians from iconographer Michael Galovic. Photo: Alphonsus Fok

ONE of Australia’s leading iconographers Michael Galovic has presented the final piece in his trilogy of sacred art to St Joseph’s Rosebery, bringing a sense of beauty and tradition to the newly renovated Sydney church. The striking new icon of Mary Help of Christians will be placed either side of the tabernacle joining Michael’s other icon of St Joseph, as well as his painting, The Crucifixion Subsumed, which will be placed in front of the baptismal font.

  • The Catholic Weekly
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Cabrini Sisters’ work celebrated

A NEW 7.4-metre sculpture was installed at Cabrini Hospital Melbourne to celebrate the life and work of St Frances Xavier Cabrini, the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the doctors, nurses and staff who have served the community for more than 70 years. Entitled “VIGIL – The Heart of Cabrini”, the sculpture was created by award-winning artist Simon Perry. Cabrini Health is a not-for-profit health service owned and operated by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus who came to Australia in 1948.

  • Melbourne Catholic

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