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Catholic Parents of Unvaccinated Kids Plead: Take COVID-19 Seriously

Some people at risk of serious harm from infectious diseases are being forgotten in COVID-19 culture wars, even within faith communities where they should expect to receive the most support
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COVID Public Health Response Shows Limits of Care and Control

Public health orders raise questions about health, rights and conscience that are not easily resolved
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Step by step, Vinnies staff fight a pandemic

At the coalface: Left to Right: Principal Hospital Scientist Damien Stark, Incident Response Manager Rachel MacFarlane, Respiratory/Sleep Physician Katrina Tonga, Operational Transformation and Service Innovation Manager Sarah Sweeney. Photo: Giovanni Portelli
Four St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, staff share their experiences during the recent lockdowns.

St Vincent’s Hospital, Lismore, celebrates 100 years of care

Country's only diocesan-owned hospital is unique One winter’s day in 1921 four Sisters of Charity boarded a stream train at Sydney’s dusty Central Station for a 700-plus kilometre journey to Lismore in the state’s northeast. They were answering a call to serve the people of the...

Students to go to the margins in new model

The Australian Catholic University has announced an exciting new partnership with the Archdiocese of Sydney’s welfare agency, CatholicCare aimed at embedding Catholic social teaching in a more practical way in ACU’s undergraduate programs across fields such as speech pathology and occupational therapy. From Semester 1...

Being with Jesus in Jail

When I was in jail, you visited me: a US prison chaplain, main photo, delivers Communion to a prisoner. Photo: Karen Callaway, Northwest Indiana Catholic
Meet four people who couldn’t be happier about spending time in some of the country’s harshest places. Fran Schubert, Deacon Mike Williams, Fr Greg Walsh CM and Geraldine Bowes are prison chaplains for the Diocese of Bathurst. They shared with The Catholic Weekly the highs...

A prophetic voice for the needy

Much of the work done by Catholic welfare, health and aged care providers for the most disadvantaged is done behind the scenes.

Vaccine mandates questioned

professor Margaret Somerville told The Catholic Weekly that she agrees many people will conscientiously object to a vaccination linked to an electively aborted human foetus.
Catholics call for conscientious objection protections A growing number of Catholic professionals are defending the long-held principle of the primacy of conscience against increasing calls for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in different settings. The Australian Catholic Medical Association (ACMA) this month wrote to Prime Minister Scott Morrison...

Monica Doumit: Vaccine coercion is deeply troubling

The rationale for vaccine coercion seems to change daily By this time next week, I’ll be one of the increasing number of Australians who have received both shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine (what a friend of mine humorously calls the ‘clot shot’). Before COVID, I never...

How a woman’s fertility health affects her overall health

Free webinar will unpack key insights into proven method Few women realise that a woman’s fertility hormones control more than her cycle and ovulation. They are an integral part of her overall health. Natural Fertility Awareness Week, which this year runs from August 23-29, is an...