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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...

Young adult’s dark drug and alcohol past becomes asset in ministry

By any measure, Scott Weeman seems contented. All of the pieces of his life seem to have fallen into place. The 31-year-old American is a newlywed, married in September to his wife, Jacqueline. He enjoys the love of his family and a supportive community of friends....

Stopping the senseless loss of life

By Paul Dillon Often after finishing a Parent Information Evening someone will approach me and thank me for the talk and then say something along the lines of "… but my child has just finished school and had no real issues. I can finally take...

Pope: Abortion never the answer

Pope Francis has called selective abortion of the disabled “expression of an inhuman eugenics mentality”.

No Premier Andrews, you’re very wrong on gender therapy

I was taught as a child to be attentive to my neighbour’s decisions in case they threatened my own freedoms and integrity. So let’s look at NSW’s neighbouring state of Victoria. A week ago, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews released a statement relating to so-called ‘gay...

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...

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...

Pill Testing: Arguments For and Against

Concerts are a known risk site for use of drugs. Pill testing is the answer, says Dr Alex Wodak.
Tens of thousands of young people attend music festivals every year amid a national debate about whether Australia should introduce pill testing at public events for those intending to use illicit drugs. The Catholic Weekly presents two expert views, one for and one against...

Free cards send pro-life message

One of the new cards from the 365Life campaign. Sets are available free to readers of The Catholic Weekly. Photo: 365Life
Business-sized cards with pro-life designs are appearing all over Melbourne city.

Looking after your health and wealth later in life

Although I usually write about finances, I have long thought that our greatest assets in retirement are good health and a happy disposition. As we all know, the age at retirement, like the Age Pension ‘eligibility age’ is trending higher. The days of retiring...