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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...

The Mass-going, Rosary-praying doctor who has George Clooney for a fan

A major international prize recognising outstanding humanitarian work has been awarded to an American Catholic doctor for his selfless work over a decade in the war-torn Nuba mountains of South Sudan. The Aurora Prize awards a staggering $US1.1 million (approximately A$1,450,000) to a person who...

Blessing of animals great and small

Fr Paul Ghanem ofm blesses a pet
Father Paul Ghanem ofm says he has witnessed “very intense” bonds between pets and their owners annual blessings of animals.

New hope for body image disorders

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

Marie Kondo effect flows to Catholic charity

St Vincent de Paul NSW CEO Jack de Groot says he can’t say for sure that Japanese home organising expert Marie Kondo is responsible for January being the biggest month for donations the charity has ever seen, but “she definitely has something to do...

Meet the atheist scientist who believes in miracles

Miracle-expert Dr Jacalyn Duffin doesn’t sound like an atheist when she talks about the mysterious benefit of prayer and the witness of a saintly life. She says miracles happen, and are genuine wonders upon which only believers can shed some light. Her position has...

A father’s plea to all parents

A heartbroken father who lost his only child to an accidental drug overdose has begged parents to warn their children “just one silly mistake could be their last”. Enzo Congiu’s daughter Marli who died in January after taking GHB, has warned it can happen to...

LifeChoice Australia opens office

The student-run pro-life group says dedicated office space opens up many new possibilities.

Baby, it’s love before first sight

Meet the youngest member of the pro-life movement, the child of Campsie couple Chantal and Piotr Czeczotko. At just 30 weeks in utero the baby is an active little one and will be the couple’s first-born. The proud parents got their first glimpse in real...

Marist girls bring double the power in fight against cancer

The girls at Marist Catholic College in Penshurst have pulled off a mighty feat, collecting more than double their fundraising target for the fight against breast and gynaecological cancers. The young women – 150 of them in Years 7-9 – managed to collect $4,100 in...