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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...

Peak health group rejects dying bill

Nurses provide care to a patient in the palliative care unit of a hospital near Paris. Photo: CNS photo/Philippe Wojazer, Reuters
Catholic providers in Tasmania will resist proposed law Catholic Health Australia has strongly rejected Tasmania's proposed euthanasia legislation and says its members in the state are more committed than ever to delivering compassionate end of life care. Debate opened on the End-of-Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying)...

A vaccine for all: 20 points for a fairer world

Here we have a broad horizon that evokes the principles of the Church’s Social Doctrine, such as human dignity and the preferential option for the poor, solidarity and subsidiarity, the common good and the care of our common home, justice and the universal destination of goods

Monica Doumit: Cashing in on tragedy

In Italy, one health risk is being replaced with another Imagine that in a few weeks’ time, we all go into lock down because of COVID-19.  With toilet paper, hand sanitiser and similar supplies still the hottest item on the shelves, and with people stuck...

Beat COVID anxiety and stress: Why you should get vaccinated

  With school returning this week, it’s a stressful time for Sydney parents. We're all navigating territory I think we all assumed we left behind in 2020. If this lockdown is to continue, as the Premier is indicating, our collective mental health will be tested like...

Monica Doumit: Vaccine coercion is deeply troubling

The rationale for vaccine coercion seems to change daily By this time next week, I’ll be one of the increasing number of Australians who have received both shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine (what a friend of mine humorously calls the ‘clot shot’). Before COVID, I never...

Doctors urge ministers over youth gender treatments

Medical practitioners are urging health ministers to exercise caution on irreversible interventions

Miss-connection: how to connect with your teenage daughter

One of Australia's leading parenting experts, Dr Justin Coulson, is giving CONNECT readers the incredible opportunity to take his 7-day Connection Challenge - usually $147 - completely FREE. Aimed to help you connect more strongly with your teen daughter, the week-long challenge will have a...

How a woman’s fertility health affects her overall health

Free webinar will unpack key insights into proven method Few women realise that a woman’s fertility hormones control more than her cycle and ovulation. They are an integral part of her overall health. Natural Fertility Awareness Week, which this year runs from August 23-29, is an...

Calming kids on coronavirus

A great resource to show your children Most children will now have heard about the coronavirus. Some may even have expressed a lot of fear or woken up with nightmares — which is not surprising, given the amount of alarming coverage in the news and the...