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Living Well, Dying Well

Monica Doumit, left, of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, was MC for the evening. Appearing with her were Patrick O’Reilly, Dr Megan Best, on screen, Patricia Thomas and Dr Maria Cigolini. Photo: Supplied
An innovative new program has been launched drawing upon the rich pastoral traditions of the church to help accompany the dying People living with a terminal or life-limiting illness are being encouraged to reach out for compassion and accompaniment through a network of palliative care...

Vaping’s vicious toll on kids and teens

Parents and young people should be in no doubt that not only do e-cigarettes and similar products pose a serious threat to young people’s health but they are also highly addictive, said a leading Sydney expert as NSW Health rolled out a massive anti-vaping campaign highlighting the dangers.

A manifesto for Catholic novelists and poets, minus the cringe

Joshua Hren is one of the key figures of a small, informal movement of practicing Catholic writers, based mostly in North America. Hren founded Wiseblood Books in 2013 and co-founded the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of St Thomas in Houston with...

The woman who confounds both left and right

By Lois M Collins Elizabeth Bruenig makes no apologies. Not for her progressive politics, not for her Catholic faith and certainly not for having children at an age some of the left intelligentsia find unfashionable. Last year, for Mother’s Day, she penned an essay exploring the...

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP: Statement on the need to protect faith based medical and aged care providers from “Kill Bill”

A statement from the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP For the past two years society has been stopped in time. We have often been unable to gather, grieve, commiserate or celebrate with each other while enduring some of the most significant...

Breaking the stigma’s cycle

ACU program shows a mental illness diagnosis can be the start of something great.

Must-read books for your bucket list

Great literature not only entertains its readers; it challenges them. Michael E. Daniel recommends Catholic novels to enlighten and provoke
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An Augustine for our time

Reading Time: 5 minutesTwo sharply different portraits depict the life and character of Charles de Foucauld. One is of a dissolute man, obese and wildly self-indulgent; an aristocrat who scorned his heritage, and a soldier who dishonoured his profession. The other is of an emaciated hermit, generously open to the needs of others, especially the […]
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Soul sisters create blessed bling

It began as a way to connect during COVID, and ended up taking siblings around the world Like any young entrepreneurs, Tiffany and Bethany O’Connor have taken a real leap of faith. They spend countless hours researching product ideas, devising a prototype for feedback and quality...