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Articles in Category: Bishop Peter Ingham

Mary MacKillop - One of our own in heaven

13 October 2010

There is a property called Kalaurgan House at Moss Vale in the NSW Southern Highlands that was rented by Blessed Mary MacKillop for three of her sisters. Records show: "In February 1884, a meeting was held by the area's Catholics to establish in that house a school conducted by the Sisters of St...

Changes to the Mass - the new Missal

05 September 2010

There will be a new English translation of the Missal in our churches by the end of 2011. This is part of the ongoing renewal of the liturgy which began prior to the Second Vatican Council of the 1960s. After Vatican II, a new Latin Missal was produced which contained many changes to the Mass and...

A Fleeting Glimpse of Glory called “The Reign of God”

29 August 2010

This past month, I have been part of Jubilee celebrations for some Priests and Religious men and women. Later in the year, we have the annual diocesan celebration for couples with significant anniversaries of the day they were married: 25, 40, 50, 60 years ago.

Such celebrations are always...

When Trust is Broken: the Journey Ahead Together

17 July 2010

Pastoral Letter on Sexual Abuse

My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Over recent months the extent of sexual abuse of children and young people by Catholic clergy has shocked communities across the world, including communities in Australia. More recently, our Diocese of...

Reflection on the Immaculate Heart

08 June 2010

Readings: 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Initially what a contrast – the Immaculate Mary; adultery and murder committed by King David; the sinful woman scandalising the Pharisee – yet is it?
The same God who loved Mary into bearing the Saviour through the power of the...

FCBCO Opening Mass Homily

11 May 2010

Two men, both seriously ill occupied the same hospital room. One was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all of his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on...

Oceania Bishops meet in Sydney

29 April 2010

"Real Issues of Oceania in the Light of God's Word and Sacraments"
Oceania Bishops meet in Sydney in May 2010
Catholic Bishops from Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and other countries in the Pacific – the Mariana Islands, Guam,...

Media Release - 29 April 2010

29 April 2010

This morning Kelvin Sharkey appeared in the Wollongong District Court to be sentenced, following his pleading guilty to three offences relating to the sexual abuse of a minor between the years 1969 and 1975.

In relation to each of two offences, Kelvin Sharkey received a sentence of...

Concern for our Religious freedoms

22 April 2010

In Australia, it seems true to say that we enjoy a tolerance that values difference and diversity. We believe popularly in giving everyone a "fair go!" Like you, I try to read and hear the news critically so I'll know what's going on and make my own assessment about what I hear and see. However,...

Anzac Day and Easter

21 April 2010

ANZAC Day (25 April) occurs this year on a Sunday but does not replace the Fourth Sunday of Easter in the liturgical calendar. Nevertheless its Easter themes will be most appropriate for this day of remembrance – both the Good Shepherd of the gospel and the vision of the...

Trial of Ethics Course

15 April 2010

Bishop Peter Ingham on behalf of the Catholic Bishops of NSW on the trial of an Ethics Course during Special Religious Education (SRE) time during Term 2, 2010.

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New Primary School Named

25 March 2010

New Fairy Meadow School to be called 'Good Samaritan Catholic Primary School.'

The Bishop of Wollongong, the Most Reverend Peter Ingham DD, has announced that the name of the new Catholic Primary School to be formed from the amalgamation of Saint Francis Xavier's...

Dedication of St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral

17 March 2010

When Jesus died and rose again he became the true and perfect temple (John 2:21) of the New Covenant, replacing the old. "Destroy this temple and in three days, I will rebuild it" (John 2:20). Jesus Christ gathers together a people to be his own through Baptism, through proclaiming the Word of...

New Camden High School Named

16 March 2010

The Bishop of Wollongong, the Most Reverend Peter Ingham DD, has announced that the name of the proposed new Catholic High School, planned to open in Camden in 2011, will be "St Benedict's Catholic College." St Benedict's College will be a Diocesan Catholic Co-educational High School recognising...

Lent 2010 - Material for Parishes

14 February 2010

Paschal Precept
Each of the faithful is obliged to receive Holy Communion at least once a year. This is to be done between Ash Wednesday (17 February) and Trinity Sunday (30 May) unless for a good reason it is done at another time during the year. All the faithful are...

Our Journey of Love

14 February 2010

Bishop Peter Ingham’s Lenten Pastoral Letter 2010

My dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, in our Diocese of Wollongong,

Today, 14 February, as you are no doubt aware, the world is celebrating Valentine’s Day. It has been well publicised and...

Focus on Africa

04 February 2010

Every person in the world is hungry for something, be it food, justice, peace, reconciliation, companionships, understanding, love – the list can go on.
At the Pope's Second Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for Africa in October 2009, I felt privileged to be asked by the Pope to...

Trialling Ethics Classes in Government Schools

01 February 2010

The word "ethics" comes from the Greek word "ethos" meaning "custom" or "conduct". It is equivalent in meaning to the word "morality" which finds its base in the Latin word "mos" meaning "custom" or "behaviour". Hence, ethics is regarded as a very practical science because it is about knowing...

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