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Archbishop Fisher: Pray for victims, pray for justice

Expressing “shame and apology” for the suffering of victims of sexual abuse within the Church, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP urged Catholics “not to draw any final conclusions” about the conviction of Cardinal George Pell until the appeal process has been completed.Speaking at the 10.30...

The Tyburn Nuns of Riverstone: A beautiful life given to God

It’s heaven on earth,” Mother Marie Pierre says when asked why she loves praying before Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.“It’s like the closest you can be to God on earth.“The idea of adoration is not just praying for yourself or asking for things, but...

Outsmarting the PC ideologues at Australian universities

You’re in your final year of secondary school and excitedly examining your options for university courses next year. You have a passion for English Literature or History and want to get the best grounding possible in your favourite subject at the tertiary level.However, you’ve...

Beating the Back to School Blues

By Justin CoulsonI’m sure there really are kids out there who were excited about heading back to school after the summer holidays. But I don’t know any of them.About seven percent of Aussie kids aged 4-17 years experience anxiety disorders each year, and school...

School lunches fit for a MasterChef

The thought of preparing school lunches for the coming year fills you with dread, then relax! One of Australia’s most celebrated and best-loved cooks, Julie Goodwin, knows how you feel.Having packed hundreds of lunchboxes over the years for her three sons, the MasterChef winner...

Political correctness is eroding education

Dr Kevin Donnelly is hopeful that despite the fact Australia’s education system is now dominated by political correctness and left-wing ideology, the pendulum is starting to swing back in the other direction.“I believe in the essential goodness of people,” Dr Donnelly, a Senior Research...

5 things to know when booking a retreat

With the beginning of Lent just a month away, Catholics everywhere will be in the mood to do a little spring-cleaning of the soul and it's a great time to consider going on a retreat. If you’ve never been on a spiritual retreat before,...

“God can restore the Church in Australia”

Lay preacher and founder of the Community of the Risen Lord, Lalith Perera, says God can restore the Church in Australia if we let him.

Bishop slams Teachers Federation

Bishop Brian Mascord of Wollongong has expressed strong opposition to the push from the NSW Teachers Federation to have religion classes removed from public schools.

No Premier Andrews, you’re very wrong on gender therapy

I was taught as a child to be attentive to my neighbour’s decisions in case they threatened my own freedoms and integrity. So let’s look at NSW’s neighbouring state of Victoria.A week ago, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews released a statement relating to so-called ‘gay...