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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...

10 reasons you should visit your church today

For many Catholics across Sydney churches reopening, even only for small numbers, is the answer to all their prayers. Once again, we can gather with our parish community and worship God, receive the sacraments, and continue to develop our faith. For now, the restrictions on Mass...

A prophetic voice for the needy

Much of the work done by Catholic welfare, health and aged care providers for the most disadvantaged is done behind the scenes.

Catholic and Orthodox unite

Catholic and Orthodox Christians united at St Mark's Coptic Catholic Church to highlight mental health.

Med students boost the St Vincent’s team

Final-year students from The University of Notre Dame Australia are providing support during the pandemic.

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP: Statement on the need to protect faith based medical and aged care providers from “Kill Bill”

A statement from the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP For the past two years society has been stopped in time. We have often been unable to gather, grieve, commiserate or celebrate with each other while enduring some of the most significant...

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...

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...

Innovative ‘cuddle beds’ for humane palliative care

Cuddle beds are an important initiative

Vatican calls for species protection

Conference calls for change in attitudes toward nature, their economic systems and consumption.