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  • Establishment of the Maronite Eparchy

    The Maronite Church is an Eastern Catholic sui iuris particular church in full communion with the pope and the worldwide Catholic Church, with self-governance under the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches. ... Establishment of the Maronite Church can be divided into three periods, from the 4th to the 7th centuries.
  • De La Salle brothers

    The De La Salle Brothers are ordinary men leading extraordinary lives. They venture wherever the need is greatest to provide education, guidance and inspiration to youth in need.The purpose of the De La Salle Brothers is to meet the educational and welfare needs of young people, especially the poor. The Brothers live their Catholic faith through the values of love, compassion, justice and belief in the human dignity of each person.
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    Philip Conolly

    Philip Conolly (1786–1830), pioneer Catholic priest in Van Diemen's Land, arrived in Hobart in 1821.Perhaps his hardest role was to prepare convicted felons for death on the gallows.The first permanently appointed chaplain, he served bond and free alike.
  • John Bede Polding,

    John Bede Polding, born November 18, 1794, Liverpool, England died March 16, 1877, Sydney, Australia, first Roman Catholic bishop in Australia from 1835, where eight years later he became the first archbishop of Sydney.
  • Fr James Dixon

    here he was arrested under suspicion of taking part in the Irish rebellion and of having commanded a company of rebels at Tubberneering.
  • First Public Catholic Mass (Fr James Dixon)

    Irish priest transported to Sydney after taking part in the Irish uprising of 1798. On 15 May 1803 he conducted the first public Roman Catholic mass and marriage in Sydney.
  • the Castle Hill Uprising

    The Castle Hill Rebellion of 1804 was Australia's first uprising. The rebellion was an attempt by a group of Irish convicts to overthrow British rule in New South Wales and return to Ireland where they could continue to fight for an Irish republic.
  • the Rum Rebellion

    The Rum Rebellion of 1808 was a coup d'état in the then-British penal colony of New South Wales, staged by the New South Wales Corps in order to depose Governor William Bligh
  • Jeremiah O’Flynn

    In 1813 O'Flynn was allowed to remain as pastor of Santa Cruz. O'Flynn was ordained deacon and went with other Trappist monks to establish a mission in the West Indies. He quarrelled with the abbot but, when the mission was expelled from Martinique by the British governor.
  • The Marist Brothers

    The Marist Brothers is a Catholic congregation that states its mission is the Christian education of young people, particularly those most neglected.
  • William Davis

    William Davis Young William was educated at the Blue Coat School, London. His elder brother John and sister Mary travelled to Australia with a family friend Bishop William Broughton. he also gave land away to others.
  • Father John Therry

    Father John Therry had a significant involvement in the enrichment of Australian Catholicism. Therry was responsible for building multiple churches around Australia. He is most renowned for building St. Bedes Church in Appin, which is the oldest Catholic Church still in use in Australia mainland.
  • St Mary's Cathedral

    St Mary's Cathedral, the first Catholic church in Australia and is the first land granted to the Catholic Church in Australia.The cathedral is of major architectural significance as the largest 19th century ecclesiastical building in the English Gothic style anywhere in the world.
  • Establishment of the Catholic Church in Tasmania

    The Catholic Church became established in Tasmania, then Van Diemen's Land, in 1821 with the arrival of Father Philip Connolly. At the time, about one third of the population was Roman Catholic.For most of Tasmania's history the proportion of Catholics to other religions has only been about one fifth
  • the beginning of Catholic Education

    The first Catholic schools, humble as they were, sprang up in the Sydney area in the 1830s. They were run mainly by lay people. The first Catholic school in Victoria, established in Melbourne in 1840 by Father Patrick Geoghagan, was similarly run by lay people.
  • Eureka Stockade

    The Eureka Stockade was caused by a disagreement over what gold miners felt were unfair laws and policing of their work by government.Police invaded the mines to enforce the licensing laws
  • Cardinal Moran

    He acted as translator, interpreter and guide for both metropolitan and overseas Irish: in 1859 he helped Archdeacon McEncroe to prepare the colonial Irish clergy's case against Archbishop Polding of Sydney. In 1857 Moran was appointed professor of Hebrew in the Propaganda College, where he also taught Scripture.
  • Immigration from Britain and Ireland

    Irish immigration to UK
    Irish immigrants came to England fleeing poverty and the Great Famine in Ireland. By 1861, 600,000 people, or 3 per cent of the English population, had been born in Ireland. Three-quarters of Irish immigrants were unskilled labourers or farm workers. Today an estimated 42 per cent of English people have Irish ancestry.
  • the Marist Brothers

    In 18, the Marist Brothers were invited by the Archbishop of Sydney to assist in developing schools for young Australian people. Boarding schools would soon be set up in country towns to ensure remote students would also have access to education.
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    Egan, Kathleen Mary

    Egan, Kathleen Mary Described as a 'woman of great strength', Kathleen Egan was a Dominican Sister and educationist with a commitment to improving educational opportunities for children with hearing disabilities.
  • World War 1

    World War I, also known as the Great War, began in 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. His murder catapulted into a war across Europe that lasted until 1918.
  • Graeme Mundine

    executive officer Graeme Mundine said that, "as a theologian, Fr Frank raised awareness of Aboriginal spirituality in the wider community and its place in Christianity". His role as a priest, teacher, theologian, philosopher, activist, poet, uncle and brother was always played with humility.
  • Bob Santamaria

    In 1941, Santamaria founded the Catholic Social Studies Movement, generally known simply as "the Movement" or Groupers, which recruited Catholic activists to oppose the spread of communism, particularly in the trade unions.
  • Cardinal Gilroy

    Gilroy was created a cardinal on 18 February 1946, and was assigned the title of becoming cardinal-priest of Santi Quattro Coronati, becoming the first Australian-born member of the College of Cardinals. He was the first Roman Catholic cardinal to receive a knighthood since the English Reformation.
  • Archbishop Mannix

    Mannix was Coadjutor Archbishop during the conscription crisis and then Archbishop of Melbourne 1917–63. He was influential in the creation of the Democratic Labor Party or DLP for short and tried to discourage Roman Catholics from voting for the ALP in the 1958 federal election.
  • Fr Frank Fletcher

    As director of vocations for the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in the turbulent 1960s and '70s, Fletcher recognised the time of social change and, with the support of Australian bishops, founded St Paul's National Seminary in Kensington in 1968 for men with late vocations .
  • Kathleen Mary

    Egan, Kathleen Mary (1890 - 1977)
    Described as a 'woman of great strength', Kathleen Egan was a Dominican Sister and educationist with a commitment to improving educational opportunities for children with hearing disabilities.
  • Edward Bede Clancy,

    Edward Bede Clancy was an Australian Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal. He was the seventh Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney from 1983 to 2001. He was made Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Vallicella in 1988
  • Edward Bede Clancy

    Edward Bede Clancy AC (13 December 1923 – 3 August 2014) was an Australian Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal. He was the seventh Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney from 1983 to 2001. He was made Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria in Vallicella in 1988.
  • Fr John Brosnan

    Father Brosnan, 83, died at Nazareth House in Camberwell. He will be given a state funeral at St Patrick's Cathedral next Thursday at 11am.
    Ordained a priest by his greatest hero, Archbishop Daniel Mannix, in 1945, Father Brosnan spent eight years beside Mannix at St Patrick's, before working 30 years as Catholic chaplain at Pentridge. He retired from parish ministry in 1998.
  • Elizabeth Durack

    Elizabeth Durack , painter, essayist, cultural ambassador, is a powerful exemplar of such awareness. Her art explored, over a lifetime, how to reconcile the dispossession of the Aboriginal people of the Kimberley. In this, and in much else, Durack was a pioneer.