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Sydney’s newest auxiliary Bishop is ready to roll up his sleeves and work in the vineyard

New bishops

SYDNEY’S newest auxiliary Bishop borrowed from Queensland has promised his new flock that he will be more than just “a landlord” in the Archdiocese. Bishop Anthony Randazzo, a former priest of the Brisbane archdiocese, said following his episcopal ordination on August 24, the people on Sydney could depend on him ... Read More »

Good Sams celebrate 100 years of education service in Brisbane

Sisters of the Good Samaritan

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has paid tribute to the Sisters of the Good Samaritan for the way they have lived the Gospel parable of their name. He made special mention of this in his homily at a recent Mass celebrating the order’s 100 years of service to Catholic education in Brisbane ... Read More »

Thanking Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo: ‘We will miss him’

Papal meeting

ANTHONY Randazzo is not the first Queenslander to go south as a bishop.   Edward Doody went across the border to Armidale in 1948 and in the same year Guilford Young went further to Canberra and Goulburn as auxiliary before he was appointed to Hobart in 1954.   They came from a ... Read More »

Thanking Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo: ‘I am praying for Jesus to bless you’

Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo

AN initial reaction to the blessed news of Monsignor Tony Randazzo’s appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney was, “Of course… naturally.”  The decision seemed overwhelmingly ordained.  Memories of visiting Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary, Banyo, for various sacred events and interviews soon came to mind.  One such time was when a ... Read More »

Thanking Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo: ‘His life is for Christ’

Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo with Fr Morgan Batt

THERE are two outstanding characters, beside Jesus and Mary, that figure largely in the life, journey and spirituality of Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo – St Paul and St Francis Xavier.  Both of these saints were men who were on fire with the Mission for and of Jesus Christ and His Church.  ... Read More »

Thanking Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo: ‘May Jesus empower you as you serve’

Bishop-elect Anthony Randazzo

“LET us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus who inspires and perfects our faith.” (Hebrews 12:2)  “Thy will be done unto me; I will walk in obedience to what you choose for me.” For me, this quote from Hebrews and “your will be done” from the lips of Jesus, express ... Read More »

Sydney youth make unforgettable journey with Cross and Icon

WYD cross and icon

SYDNEY pilgrims carried the gifts John Paul II offered to Catholic youth in an emotional procession before the World Youth Day Opening Mass in Krakow. Twenty young adults were chosen to represent Australia in a procession marking the final journey of the WYD Cross and Icon to Krakow, Poland. Pope ... Read More »

Appointment as auxiliary Bishop “inspirational” for Msgr Anthony Randazzo

Monsignor Anthony Randazzo

FORMER Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary rector Monsignor Anthony Randazzo said it was “inspirational” to be named one of two new auxiliary bishops for Sydney archdiocese. Msgr Randazzo, 49, had just finished celebrating Mass in Brisbane’s St Stephen’s Cathedral when he received a phone call from apostolic nuncio Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana. ... Read More »

Gus and Iggy fuse saints in music

Gus and Iggy

ST Augustine and St Ignatius lived more than 1000 years apart, but their extraordinary conversions have inspired two young Catholics to unite the holy heroes in music. Musicians Marilyn Ng, 24, and Louisa Court, 22, both originally from Sydney, go by the rock indie duo Gus and Iggy, named in memory ... Read More »

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