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Vaccine mandates questioned

professor Margaret Somerville told The Catholic Weekly that she agrees many people will conscientiously object to a vaccination linked to an electively aborted human foetus.
Catholics call for conscientious objection protections A growing number of Catholic professionals are defending the long-held principle of the primacy of conscience against increasing calls for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination in different settings. The Australian Catholic Medical Association (ACMA) this month wrote to Prime Minister Scott Morrison...

Monica Doumit: Vaccine coercion is deeply troubling

The rationale for vaccine coercion seems to change daily By this time next week, I’ll be one of the increasing number of Australians who have received both shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine (what a friend of mine humorously calls the ‘clot shot’). Before COVID, I never...

How a woman’s fertility health affects her overall health

Free webinar will unpack key insights into proven method Few women realise that a woman’s fertility hormones control more than her cycle and ovulation. They are an integral part of her overall health. Natural Fertility Awareness Week, which this year runs from August 23-29, is an...

Don’t put off palliative care

Catholic healthcare providers in WA have signalled strong opposition to a proposed euthanasia law.
Many don’t understand palliative care and miss out on the huge benefits it provides, says specialist.

Unveiling a desire for the God of beauty

We spoke to four Sydney women about what led them to embracing more traditional styles of dress.

Beat COVID anxiety and stress: Why you should get vaccinated

  With school returning this week, it’s a stressful time for Sydney parents. We're all navigating territory I think we all assumed we left behind in 2020. If this lockdown is to continue, as the Premier is indicating, our collective mental health will be tested like...

Fr Richard Waddell: Traces of God in the night sky

Science can't answer every question, nor can faith The bookshop at Central Railway Station is surprisingly highbrow. Travelling to Wagga recently by train – conclusive evidence of our third world status when it comes to public transport – I discovered this place of temptation and,...

Loving care until the end

Taking care of her dying mother in her own home is something Melbourne woman Ingrid Kuebler never dreamed she could do.

Pope appeals for peace in Holy Land

The death of children in the conflict is "unacceptable" The injury and death of so many innocent people, especially children, caused by escalating violence between Israel and the Gaza Strip is "terrible and unacceptable," putting the area at risk of sinking into "a spiral of...

With a little help from my friends

  Writing about another man's life saved Paul's own Unemployed, unpublished and unable to survive without alcohol, Paul Greguric thought he was at the end of the road. Losing the sight in his right eye in an unprovoked attack in a Sydney pub didn’t stop him...