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A vision for living, vibrant and evangelising parishes

A young father and convert with a passion for revitalising local parish communities will take up the mantle as Director of Parish 2020 for the Sydney Archdiocese. Mr Daniel Ang, Director of the Office of Evangelisation in the Diocese of Broken Bay for the past...

First Coptic Catholic church almost complete

The nearly-completed St Mark’s Coptic Catholic church in Prospect will serve to remind parishioners of Egypt’s long history, says parish priest Fr Andrawes Farag. As the only Coptic Catholic church in Australia, Fr Farag said, the new church will give subsequent generations a little piece...

New hope for body image disorders

ACU researchers discovered that a single dose of the ‘love hormone’, oxytocin, can help cure sufferers.

Australia’s next possible saint honoured

The young woman who could become Australia’s second canonised saint has been honoured on the 98th anniversary of her death, after a life of suffering and devotion to God. At the same hour that the 28 year-old Eileen O’Connor died in 1921, a special Mass...

Rediscovering the masculine genius

The Church desperately needs to rediscover the gifts of the “masculine genius” in order to be a “healthy and growing” Church, according to Fr Paul Chandler.

Attorney-General to target church rights

While Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition leader Bill Shorten have promised to protect religious freedoms if same-sex marriage is legalised, the Northern Territory Government has unveiled proposals for extending anti-discrimination laws which would, if implemented, do away with all exemptions for religious organisations...

A place for young men to hear the still, small voice of God

A hundred and eighty three years to the day after the first Catholic priest was ordained in Australia, a house of vocational discernment named in his honour was officially opened and blessed in Sydney. Sumner House in Lidcombe, a residential home for young men discerning...

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...

Catherine Sheehan: How I came to love the Rosary

I have always struggled with praying the Rosary. Repeating the same prayer over and over again is monotonous and the prayers are so familiar that praying them can feel dry, meaningless and a bit mechanical. The Mysteries of the Rosary are stories cradle Catholics...

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...