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Political correctness is eroding education

Dr Kevin Donnelly is hopeful that despite the fact Australia’s education system is now dominated by political correctness and left-wing ideology, the pendulum is starting to swing back in the other direction. “I believe in the essential goodness of people,” Dr Donnelly, a Senior Research...

George Pell: the persecution of an innocent man

The cover photograph of Windschuttle’s book is memorable: it is of Cardinal Pell in handcuffs on his way to attend a hearing in the Victorian Court of Appeal on 5 June 2019

Doctor’s national body to launch

A new national body will draw together Catholic doctors and other health professionals with a “heart for the beauty of the Catholic faith and what it brings to the practice of medicine”, says Dr Catherine Crowley, a senior lecturer at the Notre Dame School...

Sydney professor receives $100,000 Archdiocese grant

The Sydney Archdiocese has made possible new research into a rare and deadly heart condition with a $100,000 grant to the Victor Chang Institute. Professor Robert Graham, one of Australia’s leading scientists, is seeking to find the cause of heart attack or sudden death in...

Actor to play Christ again in world’s most famous passion play

Frederik Mayet says playing the role of Jesus in the world’s most famous passion play has changed his life forever. “It’s so different when you have to play the role on stage. I got really close to the ideas of Jesus and what he wanted......

A mission of love to Pakistan’s poor and persecuted

In Pakistan there is “nobody to speak for the poor ones,” says Fr Yacub Barkat, who has ministered to Catholics in the country for over two decades. Currently, Fr Yacub is administrator of twin parishes, St Gabriel’s in Bexley and St Mary MacKillop’s in Rockdale....

Sanctity: the unspoken question for Plenary 2020

Each of us, individually, is called to strive to live a life of service to God in the circumstances in which we find ourselves and the unique purpose He calls us to fulfil.

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...

Vatican calls for species protection

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

Global help for the Holy Land

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP greets members of the Order. Photo: Patrick Lee
The Catholic Church has two religious orders of knighthood – the Order of Malta and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. The former has a special mission to the sick. The EOHSJ serves the Church in the Holy Land, working to maintain...