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10 Things Every Parent Needs to Know

For your chance to WIN 1 of 5 copies of 10 Things Every Parent Needs to Know by Dr Justin Coulson send your name, email and postal address to [email protected] Good Luck! Wouldn’t it be great if parents really only needed to know 10 things...

The blokes who brought Bourke back

Superintendent Moore, with his wife Maggie, was recently honoured by the Queen with an Australian Police Medal
Police Commander Greg Moore says his town of Bourke is in the news for all the right reasons.

Surviving the loss of a child

By Angela Grieve People often ask me how I get out of bed every day after losing Regan and I guess the answer is that I have to. I am a single mum, I have a job and I have responsibilities to my other children. And just...

Kathleen Loughnan: The courage to give a baby life

Having a child at a young age I was a child when I had my first child, and while I didn’t stop studying, I did stop going to most classes. This wasn’t something that was forced on me, not exactly. I simply couldn’t afford childcare. The...

Remembering a Croatian martyr: Blessed Cardinal Stepinac

Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac, Archbishop of Zagreb in Croatia, died in 1960 while under house arrest after having been convicted of high treason 14 years earlier by the brutal communist government of Yugoslavia. Three years ago, 56 years after his death, Cardinal Stepinac’s conviction was annulled,...

Magnificent altar piece installed at North Sydney

A stunning altar piece created in Medieval Italian Sienese style—the first of its kind produced in 400 years—has been installed and blessed at the Australian Catholic University’s chapel in North Sydney. The artist who produced the magnificent triptych, depicting the Virgin Mary with Christ Child,...

EXCLUSIVE: Medics uneasy on ending lives

Victorian hospitals struggle to find doctors willing to kill patients on eve of assisted suicide law With just a week to go until the implementation of Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017, Melbourne’s largest health care providers were struggling to find specialists willing to administer...

ACU report warns of mental health care crisis

Study finds staff shortages contributing to mental health nurses crisis A new report by Australian Catholic University has found that mental health nurses are suffering high levels of workplace stress made worse by ongoing staff shortages and acutely unwell patients. The study, published in the International...

Challenges to Confession seal attributed to abuse scandals

https://youtu.be/pUtHTYSDjRc Conversion in the Confessional For centuries, the Catholic Church has maintained that what a penitent says to a priest in the confessional is strictly confidential, but in 2019 that rite continues to be challenged by governments. Church scholars assert the concept of the seal of confession...

Priestly martyrdom to uphold confession isn’t new

https://youtu.be/tPnOL6khYCs Around the world, governments push to break the seal of Confession A symbol of the historical commitment priests have to the seal of confession greets people as they cross the threshold of a Catholic church in Manhattan. Above the door is a stone-carved image of St...