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New Greater Sydney rules: masks at Mass and congregations of 100

Premier Berejiklian defended her decision on the go-ahead for the New Year's Test as necessary to preserve jobs and keep public morale high

EXCLUSIVE: Medics uneasy on ending lives

Victorian hospitals struggle to find doctors willing to kill patients on eve of assisted suicide law With just a week to go until the implementation of Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017, Melbourne’s largest health care providers were struggling to find specialists willing to administer...

In the magic of books, adventure awaits!

“Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another.” This slightly odd (yet undeniably true) quote comes from Lemony Snicket, author of ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events.’ When I was a child it was one of my favourite book series. Over the...

Catholic Parents of Unvaccinated Kids Plead: Take COVID-19 Seriously

Some people at risk of serious harm from infectious diseases are being forgotten in COVID-19 culture wars, even within faith communities where they should expect to receive the most support
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Catholic healthcare: there for everyone who’s sick

On 11 February the Church observed the 28th World Day of the Sick, an occasion to be in prayerful solidarity with those suffering ill health and those who care for them. It was also an occasion to reflect on the witness and meaning of...

Are your kids ‘fun’? It matters.

Fun kids are laughing, playing and generally having a good time on the playground. But they’re also building skills that will lead to better relationships. Before I start, I have to be clear: I don’t have a favourite. I have six kids and love them...

School lunches fit for a MasterChef

The thought of preparing school lunches for the coming year fills you with dread, then relax! One of Australia’s most celebrated and best-loved cooks, Julie Goodwin, knows how you feel. Having packed hundreds of lunchboxes over the years for her three sons, the MasterChef winner...

Catholic hospitals join pandemic fight

Private hospitals will now become an important part of the country's healthcare response.

Open invitation: St Joseph and the Masculine Genius.

Catholic men, as well as those interested in the Catholic faith, are invited to gather for food, fellowship and faith once again on Saturday 13 March for our first Maximus Men’s Breakfast of 2021. Happening just one week before the Feast of St Joseph, in...

Kathleen Loughnan: The courage to give a baby life

Having a child at a young age I was a child when I had my first child, and while I didn’t stop studying, I did stop going to most classes. This wasn’t something that was forced on me, not exactly. I simply couldn’t afford childcare. The...