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Teaching Children Self-care

‘Self-care’ is so much more than a hot trend or phrase social media influencers talk about. Self-care is all about taking care of yourself and is one of the most important parts of managing your wellbeing. It involves not only necessary day-to-day activities but also...

Pope entrusts world to Mary amid pandemic

https://youtu.be/m7NO8peYh9Y Prayers as the anguish of Gethsemane is visible in Italy Pope Francis entrusted to Jesus' mother the suffering and anguish of millions of people affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In a video message broadcast on 11 March, the pope prayed before a portrait of Our Lady...

Pray and don’t panic urges diseases expert

Catholics should take care to limit virus spread and care for the vulnerable, says doctor.

Queen of the Green

As one of Australia’s newest professional golfers, pint-sized Stephanie Kyriacou is on par to becoming a queen of the international greens. The 19-year-old cruised to an eight-shot win at the Australian Ladies Classic at Coffs Harbour's Bonville Golf Resort recently enabling her to turn pro...

The rewards of being foster carers

Cathy and Steve have been foster carers for 15 years and currently care for four foster children. They say life is very busy but they wouldn’t have it any other way. The rewards of being a carer are many and varied and they both...

Sanctity: the unspoken question for Plenary 2020

Each of us, individually, is called to strive to live a life of service to God in the circumstances in which we find ourselves and the unique purpose He calls us to fulfil.

Woman with Down syndrome fights abortion laws

A 24-year-old British woman with Down syndrome has launched a lawsuit against the UK government, seeking to change British laws that allow for babies with Down syndrome to be aborted up until birth. “At the moment in the UK, babies can be aborted right up to...

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...

Love’s hard yards

Loss has become one of the few things Cathi Sperring has found in life. She lost her partner in an accident; she lost two of her eight children and she lost her house and everything in it in a fierce blaze. Living in mental, physical and...