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LifeChoice Australia opens office

The student-run pro-life group says dedicated office space opens up many new possibilities.

Sr Hilda Scott installed as Abbess at Jamberoo Abbey

Mother Hilda Scott osb says she was “awestruck” and “very humbled” by her election as the new Abbess at Jamberoo Abbey. She said her recent installation and blessing as Abbess was for her “a visitation of the Holy Spirit”. “After I got over being awestruck—which...

Actor to play Christ again in world’s most famous passion play

Frederik Mayet says playing the role of Jesus in the world’s most famous passion play has changed his life forever. “It’s so different when you have to play the role on stage. I got really close to the ideas of Jesus and what he wanted......

Patriarch consecrates first Coptic Catholic church in Australia

The Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church travelled from Egypt to consecrate the first Coptic Catholic church in Australia.

Vatican academy urges vaccinations

Catholic parents should vaccinate their children for the good of their children and the community, and they can do so with a "clear conscience," said the Pontifical Academy for Life. Photo: CNS/Brian Snyder, Reuters
Catholics can vaccinate children in "clear conscience" that doing so is not cooperating in abortion.

What the Plenary Council won’t be able to change

Plenary Council 2020 will not have the power to enact anything contradicting the Church’s teachings on faith and morals, or to change the essentials of the Mass or ordain women to the priesthood, a Canon lawyer has said. Fr Ian Waters, a professor and lecturer...

Copy these 9 things your child does, and you’ll be happier

How many times have we looked at children and admired their simplicity and capacity for joy? How often have we discovered that taking things so seriously — as if it all depends on us — weighs us down, whereas entrusting ourselves to others, as...

Global help for the Holy Land

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP greets members of the Order. Photo: Patrick Lee
The Catholic Church has two religious orders of knighthood – the Order of Malta and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. The former has a special mission to the sick. The EOHSJ serves the Church in the Holy Land, working to maintain...

Archbishop Fisher: Pray for victims, pray for justice

Expressing “shame and apology” for the suffering of victims of sexual abuse within the Church, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP urged Catholics “not to draw any final conclusions” about the conviction of Cardinal George Pell until the appeal process has been completed. Speaking at the 10.30...

The Tyburn Nuns of Riverstone: A beautiful life given to God

It’s heaven on earth,” Mother Marie Pierre says when asked why she loves praying before Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. “It’s like the closest you can be to God on earth. “The idea of adoration is not just praying for yourself or asking for things, but...