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Holy Spirit urged take off

Collapsed Indonesian church
A Christian airline pilot says the Holy Spirit prompted him to take off early from Palau airport in Indonesia on 28 September, narrowly avoiding the disastrous earthquake and saving the lives of his 140 passengers. He said he felt “uneasy” and began to sing worship...

In the Public Square with: Greta Spies

Greta Spies (pronounced ‘Spees’) knows it is easy to become disillusioned when faced with enormous need in the world. But, as a regional engagement co-ordinator with Caritas Australia, she goes to work knowing she is part of the solution. And on the bad days,...

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...

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...

In the Public Square with: Matthew Tan

Meet the theologian of the zombie apocalypse. Well, that might be overstating it a bit, but the cultural phenomenon of zombies has certainly kept Sydney-based theologian Dr Matthew Tan up at night as he prepares for the publishing of his second book, Redeeming the...

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

Glen Innes parishioner celebrates 100th birthday

It was unforgettable: 100-year-old Dorothea ‘Dot’ Correy, sitting with a two-tier cake, conducting 200 relatives and friends from across Australia in singing her favourite song, You Are My Sunshine to the strains of accordion music. She was celebrating her birthday on 12 March, at...

New hope for body image disorders

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

Film producers besieged by requests from Aussie pro-lifers

The American production team behind the pro-life film Unplanned, say they are determined to get the film into Australia after being inundated by requests from Aussies for it to be shown here. In Sydney to promote the film, Unplanned producer Daryl Lefever told The Catholic...

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...