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Statue a labour of love for Joseph

The sign from above that graced a Sydney man's ordinary work day, and life since.

Passing the HSC

The new Australian citizenship test requires that any would-be citizen answering all five questions relating to Australian values correctly.
 HSC Advice for Parents HSC exams kicked off this week which means stress levels are rising among Year 12 students. For parents, it can be hard to know how to support your child through this difficult period so we have reached out to psychologist and...

Fostering a Future

The only tears shed during Kate Johnston’s time as a foster carer is when one of her “children” leave to live with their forever family. The retired Earlwood Catholic primary school teacher had been considering becoming a foster carer for a few years but believes...

Anxiety Overload

Eli is eight years old. He has been diagnosed with depression. And, like it is for anyone with this diagnosis, depression is a daily battle for Eli. His father is essentially absent. His single mother is single-handedly raising three children, working full-time, and trying...

Hustled by the Spirit

He sat in maximum security, surrounded by some of the most intimidating and violent people he had met in his long life of crime. Rapists, murderers, bank robbers and drug dealers, all waiting for a special visitor to arrive at the prison. You’d have to be...

St Mary of the Cross Mackillop Anniversary Quiz

Today we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Canonisation of St Mary of the Cross Mackillop by Pope Benedict XVI on 17 October 2010. We've put together a quiz to test your knowledge of the life and virtues of Australia's first Saint.  

Why I Became Catholic: Catherine Vi

In this series, readers share their stories about what led them to join the Catholic Church. If you have a story to tell, why not send it in to us? It could touch someone else who needs to hear God’s voice in his or...

[email protected] with The Lighthouse author Michael D O’Brien

The Lighthouse is the latest tale by popular Canadian Catholic novelist, iconographer and artist Michael D O’Brien, published by Ignatius Press this month. More than a dozen books, many of them best-sellers including Fr Elijah: An Apocalypse, Elijah in Jerusalem, The Father's Tale, Sophia...

[email protected] with Ratzinger Prize winner Dr Tracey Rowland

My most important influence was my maternal grandmother, a ‘God, Queen and Country’ High Church Anglican

Your Life, Your Way: Self help for teens

For your chance to WIN a digital copy of Your Life, Your Way by Joseph Ciarrochi send your name, email and postal address to [email protected] Good Luck! "Downright bizarre" are the words Joseph Ciarrochi uses to describe the current situation for teenagers. "This year has wiped out...