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Our hybrid future? Should we worry about genetically ‘humanising’ pigs?

Only a few millimetres of popular headline space greeted the news that scientists had grown a number of genetically modified pig embryos with the insertion of modified human body (somatic) cells. The experimental creatures were called in the scientific media, “pig-human hybrids”, or echoing the...

No regrets for bishop after COVID

Maronite prelate who caught virus said others tried to stop him helping a stranger who was coughing uncontrollably.

Caring for the sick is antidote to business mentality: Pope

The Catholic Church's care for the sick, especially through Catholic-run hospitals, is an antidote to "the business mentality that is seeking worldwide to turn health care into a profit-making enterprise," Pope Francis said. In his message for World Day of the Sick, released ahead of...

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...

Prayers, support pour in for ‘beautiful’ Milan’s fight for life

Milan Nguyen-Mai is only five years old but is in the midst of the fight of her life. The kindergarten pupil of Our Lady of Fatima School, Caringbah, has undergone a last-ditch attempt to rid her of a virulent form of brain cancer. Last July...

Churches cast light despite locked doors

Dotted around Sydney each night are new reminders that Christ is always beacon of hope.

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...

St Mary of the Cross Mackillop Anniversary Quiz

Today we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Canonisation of St Mary of the Cross Mackillop by Pope Benedict XVI on 17 October 2010. We've put together a quiz to test your knowledge of the life and virtues of Australia's first Saint.  

Covid-19 and Pentecost: a pastoral from Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

It is with great joy that we learnt today that the New South Wales Government has agreed to relax the restrictions on churches and worship, to bring them into line with like venues and activities

Pope: Abortion never the answer

Pope Francis has called selective abortion of the disabled “expression of an inhuman eugenics mentality”.