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In the Public Square with: Matthew Tan

Meet the theologian of the zombie apocalypse. Well, that might be overstating it a bit, but the cultural phenomenon of zombies has certainly kept Sydney-based theologian Dr Matthew Tan up at night as he prepares for the publishing of his second book, Redeeming the...

In the Public Square with: Greta Spies

Greta Spies (pronounced ‘Spees’) knows it is easy to become disillusioned when faced with enormous need in the world. But, as a regional engagement co-ordinator with Caritas Australia, she goes to work knowing she is part of the solution. And on the bad days,...

Glen Innes parishioner celebrates 100th birthday

It was unforgettable: 100-year-old Dorothea ‘Dot’ Correy, sitting with a two-tier cake, conducting 200 relatives and friends from across Australia in singing her favourite song, You Are My Sunshine to the strains of accordion music. She was celebrating her birthday on 12 March, at...

Looking after your health and wealth later in life

Although I usually write about finances, I have long thought that our greatest assets in retirement are good health and a happy disposition. As we all know, the age at retirement, like the Age Pension ‘eligibility age’ is trending higher. The days of retiring...

Natural family planning: people ‘need to know’

More women want to use natural family planning methods, but most doctors are ill-equipped to provide them with the information, says a Sydney GPA Sydney GP has pointed out the gap between an increasing demand for alternatives to hormonal contraception and the awareness of...