February 7, 2016
Tips for observing Lent as a family

Tips for observing Lent as a family

At school and in children’s liturgy on Sundays our children are encouraged to do some Lenten observances to prepare them to celebrate Easter. Usually our children each choose something to give […]

We’re ‘ready to collaborate’ on asylum seekers: Bishop Long

We’re ‘ready to collaborate’ on asylum seekers: Bishop Long

The Catholic Church is ready to collaborate with other community organisations in supporting asylum seekers, Bishop Vincent Long OFMConv of Melbourne said today. It follows news that several Anglican and Uniting […]

Zika virus: Salvadorean bishops silent as government warns women to delay pregnancy

Zika virus: Salvadorean bishops silent as government warns women to delay pregnancy

The Salvadoran bishops have made no comment on a government recommendation to women to delay pregnancy because of the Zika virus, and priests contacted by Catholic News Service gave varied responses […]

Dominicans to mark 800 years with Aquinas symposium

Dominicans to mark 800 years with Aquinas symposium

On the cusp of the 2016 Academic year, the Dominicans in Sydney will celebrate their 800-year Jubilee with a two-day symposium on the Broadway campus of the University of Notre Dame, […]

Christianity ‘running on fumes’, but Filipinos are ‘keeping the Church alive’

Christianity ‘running on fumes’, but Filipinos are ‘keeping the Church alive’

Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron said popular culture’s message of individuals being “infinitely right” is “repugnant to (Catholics’) eucharistic faith”. But he also said Christianity is “running on fumes” as […]

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