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The Healthy Social Network

It’s the “healthiest social network for kids” and taking the world by storm. Elanation, a children’s app that seeks to create a global nation of kids who play energetically and enthusiastically without borders. Established in Australia by friends and business partners Aimee Atkins and Katherine...

Ask and receive: Training for parents of the Pro-Life Generation

It’s not only Gen Y that is becoming increasingly involved in the pro-life movement. A special training day for the parents of young pro-life volunteers has been organised after many expressed a desire to receive the same formation on pro-life issues as their children. LifeChoice Australia...

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...

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...

Deacon follows in siblings’ steps

Steve Drum with, his sister Rosie. Photo: Alphonsus Fok
Religious vocation is Steve's greatest prize As a civil engineer Steve Drum saw his job as building bridges between people, today on the eve of his ordination he sees those same bridges connecting people with God. A missionary of Verbum Dei, a new approach to the...

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...

Bishop tells of surviving COVID-19

Weeks close to death revealed the power of God, said northern Italy's Bishop Derio Olivero.

Innovative ‘cuddle beds’ for humane palliative care

Cuddle beds are an important initiative

Euthanasia: Ripping the fabric of society apart

It was the experience of losing someone he knew to assisted-suicide that propelled Professor Peter Kurti into advocating against legalised euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. “I felt quite angry actually. I felt indignant,” Prof Kurti told The Catholic Weekly. “His family had been devastated and I...

Archbishop Fisher OP: The Pope John Paul II I knew

Memories of a most influential and beloved pope Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP reveals the incredible personality and legacy of St John Paul II and his own memories of the saint in this exclusive interview with The Catholic Weekly to mark the centenary of his birth...