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Australian young Catholic tells planning meeting for synod, WYD to listen to youth

Ashleigh Green at conference in Rome

Young Australian Ashleigh Green has told representatives planning the next Synod of Bishops that disadvantaged and marginalised youth are hurting and need to be heard. Ms Green, who is a social worker for CatholicCare in the Broken Bay diocese, represented Australia at an international conference in Rome from April 5 to 9 alongside director for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference ... Read More »

Year of Youth in 2018 will be a special time to ‘make the Church seen’

Sydney pilgrims

UNIVERSITY student Michelle Jory is itching to show the world that the Catholic Church is alive when the Year of Youth kicks off in Australia next year. The Brisbane nursing student is one of thousands of young Catholics and youth ministry leaders preparing for the special national liturgical year initiated by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC). The Year of ... Read More »

Cathedral young adults continue to treasure WYD experience one month on

Young adults at World Youth Day

PRAYING with millions of Catholics in Krakow has reminded a group of young adults from St Stephen’s Cathedral, Brisbane, they are not alone in practising their faith. Eleven young adults from the Cathedral Young Adult Movement returned from World Youth Day last month re-energised in their faith and prayer life. Group member Olivia Ambrose said seeing the Catholic faith alive ... Read More »

Pilgrimages and retreats: WYD pilgrim left nothing to chance

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SPONSORED BY CCI PERSONAL INSURANCE An Australian pilgrim says her decision to travel to Krakow for World Youth Day was the best decision she’s ever made. But not everything went to plan. Looking back, Kelly says taking out travel insurance before she left was definitely her second-best decision. Without it, her dream trip would have turned into a nightmare. KELLY ... Read More »

World Youth Day 2016: From North Queensland to the city of mercy

Townsville programs

BRIGHT and early one morning in July, 35 young and not so young Townsville diocese parishioners gathered at Brisbane International Airport to begin their pilgrimage to the Heart of Mercy and World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.  The diocesan group was made up of 22 from Mount Isa and 13 from the Townsville area, all of them looking forward to ... 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 John Paul II gave the Cross and Icon of Mary ... Read More »

Anonymous donor helps PNG pilgrims from remote parish get to World Youth Day

PNG pilgrims

TEN young people from a remote parish in Papua New Guinea are heading to Poland for World Youth Day, thanks to the generosity of a large donation from a reader of The Catholic Leader. In last week’s edition, Brisbane school teacher and missionary Sarah Bunting, described the remoteness, poverty and hardship of young people from Alotau, and their struggle to ... Read More »

Krakow 2016: What happens after World Youth Day?

World Youth Day

THROUGHOUT the planning and preparation that goes into organising pilgrimages for WYD2016, a lot of focus has been on how best to  prepare and support pilgrims throughout the WYD pilgrimage experience. It is just as essential, however, to consider the question of what happens after WYD and how we can support pilgrims after this “mountain top” experience?  In 2014, Archbishop ... Read More »

Bishop says World Youth Day to answer life’s big questions

Bishop Joseph Oudeman

YOUNG people “looking for the essence of life” will be surprised to find an answer or two among millions of Catholics gathering in Poland next month, Brisbane auxiliary Bishop Joseph Oudeman said. Bishop Oudeman is one of 19 Australian bishops headed to the World Youth Day in Krakow, where an expected two million young Catholics will gather. It will be ... Read More »

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