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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...

How to sleep better: 10 tips for children 1-15

About good sleep for children A good night’s sleep is about getting to sleep and staying asleep. Most children wake up by themselves in the morning if they’re getting enough good-quality sleep. Getting to sleep Most children fall asleep within 20 minutes of going to bed. How...

Bishop opposes death sentence for Charleston church killer

The bishop in the local area of one of America’s most horrifying, racially-motivated killings has re-iterated his opposition to the death penalty after the perpetrator was sentenced to death. Jurors unanimously agreed to sentence Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black churchgoers on 17...

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,...

Pill Testing: Arguments For and Against

Concerts are a known risk site for use of drugs. Pill testing is the answer, says Dr Alex Wodak.
Tens of thousands of young people attend music festivals every year amid a national debate about whether Australia should introduce pill testing at public events for those intending to use illicit drugs. The Catholic Weekly presents two expert views, one for and one against...

Friendships that bridge the years

Hannah Topp is living every uni students “dream”. She pays no rent, never has to worry about noisy flatmates or waking up to somebody having used all the milk. However, on the downside she never knows if her 'neighbours' will remember her and she has...

In the Public Square with: Matthew Tan

Meet the theologian of the zombie apocalypse. Well, that might be overstating it a bit, but the cultural phenomenon of zombies has certainly kept Sydney-based theologian Dr Matthew Tan up at night as he prepares for the publishing of his second book, Redeeming the...

Delectable delights

Easy lunchbox treats to brighten up your child's day. A new school year can quickly leave parents feeling tired, time poor and uninspired – especially when it comes to packing school lunches. It's great finding sneaky ways to pack more goodness and healthy alternatives into the...

Historic Stations of the Cross given new life

Specialist restorers examine one of the Stations of the Cross. Photo: Giovanni Portelli
For the past 133 years, the magnificent Stations of the Cross hanging in St Mary’s Cathedral have provided a devotional focus for Sydney’s Catholics to meditate on the passion of Christ. Now, the 14 Stations, each standing over two metres high and weighing approximately 200kg,...

LifeChoice Australia opens office

The student-run pro-life group says dedicated office space opens up many new possibilities.