February 14, 2016
From childhood friends to Valentines to husband and wife

From childhood friends to Valentines to husband and wife

On Valentine’s Day 2013, Mark sent me a bouquet of flowers with a note saying: “To my heart. Pray for us, St Valentine.” I still have warm memories of Mark offering […]

Shrove Tuesday: a time for prayer … and pancakes

Shrove Tuesday: a time for prayer … and pancakes

Once a solemn reminder of the coming Lenten season of penance, Shrove Tuesday has gradually taken on a festive nature. Celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday, it is also known around […]

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: Salvadoran bishops silent as government warns women to delay pregnancy

Zika virus: Salvadoran 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 […]

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