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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...

Reflections on a challenging but blessed life

It was a different era, when a young Kerry Bayada arrived at St Columba seminary in the Blue Mountains still a child. Now the retired monsignor looks back on nearly 60 years as a priest

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...

Vatican calls for species protection

Conference calls for change in attitudes toward nature, their economic systems and consumption.

Archbishop reveals precious moments of priesthood

While speaking at a recent lunch for student leaders, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP spoke of the profound experiences he has had as a priest, including having a woman pass away in his arms during a parish visit. “I was at a parish not very long...

Embers set a fire on and off the court

Every week at an indoor basketball centre in Sydney’s Castle Hills, a group of women gather briefly to pray before their evening game. Five years ago nine young women were growing out of their parish youth ministry activities and getting busier juggling working and family...

“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.

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...

Looking after your health and wealth later in life

Although I usually write about finances, I have long thought that our greatest assets in retirement are good health and a happy disposition. As we all know, the age at retirement, like the Age Pension ‘eligibility age’ is trending higher. The days of retiring...

Copy these 9 things your child does, and you’ll be happier

How many times have we looked at children and admired their simplicity and capacity for joy? How often have we discovered that taking things so seriously — as if it all depends on us — weighs us down, whereas entrusting ourselves to others, as...