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Q and A with Fr John Flader: Eucharistic Adoration

Dear Father, I have noticed that more parishes in Australia have Eucharistic adoration. Do we know how this practice developed in the Church? 

Eucharistic congresses ‘like Catholic family reunion’

Despite threats of blizzard-like conditions,1,700 Catholics braved the cold to attend the Evansville DIocese's first Eucharistic congress.

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP: Body and Blood

Therapists and life-coaches describe it as the antidote to our fast-paced and distracted lives, and a remedy for many physical and psychological ailments.

Philippa Martyr: No shame in sitting out Communion

If you’re not living in eucharistic coherence—when your soul, lifestyle, and beliefs all line up when you receive Holy Communion—what can you do about it? UK sociologist Stephen Bullivant and I are working through our Catholics in Australia survey results. We’ve noticed that receiving Holy Communion isn’t what it used to be.

Philippa Martyr: School, the parish and the faith

Is it time to start thinking along different lines about how we organise ourselves out there in the world? I recently said that boutique parishes...

This crisis delivers us victory and hope, Archbishop tells worshippers

In a unique ceremony, Sydney's Archbishop turns to the example of Jesus in His last moments with His disciples

What is a plenary indulgence?

By God's grace, participation in a prayer or action that has an indulgence attached to it brings about the necessary restoration and reparation without the suffering that would normally accompany it.

Drawing on their faith: students win Walk With Christ awards

On Monday 2 December Sydney Bishop Richard Umbers presented awards to the two winners of the inaugural Walk with Christ Banner Competition. The entries were...

Sydney goes from rowdy to reverent

About 6000 Sydney Catholics from every background and every age knelt in silent prayer.

Anna Krohn: The age of unbelief

Way back in what we imagine were the catechetically intact 1950s, the brilliant and irrepressible Catholic writer and Southerner, (Mary) Flannery O’Connor, was listening...

Simcha Fisher: A fake baptism and the real presence

Effects of an invalid Baptism The other week, Catholic Twitter was in a tizzy over the story of an unfortunate priest who discovered, fifteen years...

Catholics take faith to Sydney’s streets on Corpus Christi

Professing His real presence in public procession About 800 Catholics from three rites – Maronite, Melkite and Roman—took their faith to the streets of western...
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