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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...

Women’s march feminists do pro-life group a major favour … by banning them

Like many concerned about what Donald Trump has said about women and his various and changing positions on abortion, Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa decided she wanted to take part in the 21 January Women's March on Washington, protesting the new president on the day...

Bishop opposes death sentence for Charleston church killer

The bishop in the local area of one of America’s most horrifying, racially-motivated killings has re-iterated his opposition to the death penalty after the perpetrator was sentenced to death.Jurors unanimously agreed to sentence Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black churchgoers on 17...

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....

Archbishop Gomez: US election exposed divisions that can only be healed by Christ

By Archbishop José GomezI am not alone in observing that this long campaign season exposed deep divisions in our society and real anxiety about our country’s future direction.I would also say that this is the first election where we can see very clearly that we...

Catholic solutions to public policy problems: ACU launches PM Glynn Institute think tank

The rehousing of Syrian refugees in Melbourne, the role of conscience in medicine, and the problems facing human rights in Australia: a new public policy think tank at the Australian Catholic University has hit the ground running, launching on 13 October.The PM Glynn Institute,...

Bishop Peter Ingham recuperating after breaking collar bone in weekend fall

Bishop Peter Ingham
Bishop Peter Ingham is recovering after breaking his collar bone during a fall on 11 September.The Bishop of Wollongong collapsed prior to a confirmation Mass on Sunday.He was admitted to Campbelltown Hospital for treatment, and underwent tests to determine the cause of the fall.While...

Bishops call for ‘a place at the table’ for older Australians

Bishops call for 'a place at the table' for older Australians
Consideration of social justice among an ageing population will be given prominence by the Church next weekend, but it’s a topic that inevitably involves many people who are much younger.Media reports earlier this month outlined what was called the “carer welfare cycle” that’s placing...

It’s ok to not be ok: breaking the stigma of youth mental illness

When the largest-ever national survey of the mental health of our young people was released in 2015, it presented a confronting picture of teenage depression, self-harm and suicide.It found that 560,000 children had experienced a mental health disorder in the past year and one...

‘For you, Jacques, the resurrection of Jesus is not a catechism lesson, it is a reality’

This is the homily of Archbishop Dominique Lebrun at the requiem Mass of Fr Jacques Hamel, who was murdered while celebrating Mass on 26 July.Dear friends,The priest, Jacques Hamel has no more to fear God.He presents himself, now, with his righteous works.Of course, we are...