September 19, 2018
Mark Shea: I Believe in One God, the Father Almighty – Part Eight

Mark Shea: I Believe in One God, the Father Almighty – Part Eight

This is the conclusion of Mark Shea’s eight-part series on the first line of the Creed. Click here for Part One. Last time, in this space, we spoke of God’s willingness to […]

Student ‘En Garde’ for the 2018 Games

Student ‘En Garde’ for the 2018 Games

Robert Ciccarelli lives by the sword – literally! The talented teenager is Australia’s top ranking fencer in his age division and one of three representatives from Sydney Catholic Schools heading to […]

Casting on to Help Those Most Deserving

Casting on to Help Those Most Deserving

Untangling faith and stitching it up in everyday life is what Mary Westall does. The Family Educator at St Charles’ primary school at Waverley has introduced a knitting club at the […]

Pope calls ‘unusual’ meeting on abuse

Pope calls ‘unusual’ meeting on abuse

Archbishop Mark Coleridge has welcomed Pope Francis’ call a meeting of the presidents of the world’s Bishops Conferences on abuse.

Qld abortion law will allow targeting girls

Qld abortion law will allow targeting girls

Proposed laws to legalise abortion in Queensland will undoubtedly lead to sex-selective abortions, as has been found in Victoria.


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    The 1983 Code of Canon Law did not anticipate crimes being committed by bishops that could result in their laicisation, according to...

  • Awards for student leaders

    Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP today presented the Archbishop of Sydney Awards for Student Excellence 2018 to 49 senior students from ...

  • Victorian Confession seal fight is looming

    Archbishop Peter A Comensoli of Melbourne has confirmed his commitment to maintain the seal of confession after the Victorian gover...

  • New acolytes for Sydney

    Joshua Gereis gave his dad Jason a unique gift on Father’s Day last weekend – he was formally instituted as an acolyte alongside...

  • Slice of Paris in Sydney

    A public lecture about the interplay of faith and reason drew almost 100 people into a little slice of Paris in the middle of Sydne...

  • “A beautiful path to heaven”

    Newly professed Dominican, Sr Moana Grace OP, says religious life is a “gift” and “a beautiful path to heaven.” As reported ...

  • Housing a human right

    Australia’s Catholic bishops have called on all levels of government and the community to work together to address rising rates of...

  • Education in Australia – where are we headed?

    In the late 19th century, Mary MacKillop was revolutionising education. She was a woman who believed that education should be access...