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Could the Veil of Manoppello be the face of Jesus?

Could the Veil of Manoppello be the face of Jesus?

Fr John Flader: Are Bushfires God’s punishment?

Father John Flader answers an important question, "Are the bushfires God's punishment?" Regarding the recent bushfires in Australia, I wonder if God has removed his protection from us in light of the secular and inhumane country that we have become; e.g. abortion of defenceless unborn...

EXCLUSIVE: Medics uneasy on ending lives

Victorian hospitals struggle to find doctors willing to kill patients on eve of assisted suicide law With just a week to go until the implementation of Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017, Melbourne’s largest health care providers were struggling to find specialists willing to administer...

Catherine Sheehan: How I came to love the Rosary

I have always struggled with praying the Rosary. Repeating the same prayer over and over again is monotonous and the prayers are so familiar that praying them can feel dry, meaningless and a bit mechanical. The Mysteries of the Rosary are stories cradle Catholics...

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...

Deborah’s all set to fly again

To say Deborah Lawrie’s career has been turbulent would be an understatement. Flying well before she could drive, the Sydney-born aviator has spent the past 50 years in the air and, as the world’s oldest female commercial pilot, is not ready to hang up her...

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...

First Coptic Catholic church almost complete

The nearly-completed St Mark’s Coptic Catholic church in Prospect will serve to remind parishioners of Egypt’s long history, says parish priest Fr Andrawes Farag. As the only Coptic Catholic church in Australia, Fr Farag said, the new church will give subsequent generations a little piece...

Challenges to Confession seal attributed to abuse scandals

https://youtu.be/pUtHTYSDjRc Conversion in the Confessional For centuries, the Catholic Church has maintained that what a penitent says to a priest in the confessional is strictly confidential, but in 2019 that rite continues to be challenged by governments. Church scholars assert the concept of the seal of confession...

School lunches fit for a MasterChef

The thought of preparing school lunches for the coming year fills you with dread, then relax! One of Australia’s most celebrated and best-loved cooks, Julie Goodwin, knows how you feel. Having packed hundreds of lunchboxes over the years for her three sons, the MasterChef winner...