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Did Christ intend to found the Church, or just preach the...

Some Protestants believe that Christ did not found a visible, hierarchical Church, but that he only preached the Kingdom of God, and it was the early Christians in different places who gradually formed themselves into communities of believers. Is this true?

New Sydney Catholics flock to Cathedral with RCIA numbers tripling in...

On 18 February, 25-year-old Ezekiel Ling will be one of nearly 300 new Catholics welcomed to the faith at St Mary’s Cathedral for the Rite of Election Liturgy

Synod assembly calls on everyone to ‘concretely participate’ in synodality

The Catholic Church must continue discerning its future by listening to everyone, starting with the poorest and excluded, after the assembly of the Synod of Bishops closes its first session, participants said in a letter addressed to the "People of God."

Q and A with Fr John Flader: What is the Holy...

Dear Fr Flader, I recently met someone who said he was of the Assyrian Church of the East. I had never heard of this...

Dr Philippa Martyr: The church could learn from its faithful converts

Australia’s Catholic converts, what do they believe? Why do they go to Mass? And what do they really think about the church? My survey results...

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP: Recognition, Reconciliation and Respect

Sixty years ago next month, the Yolngu people of northeast Arnhem Land sent two bark petitions—framed by traditional ochre paintings—to the Federal Parliament, protesting the grant of mining rights in Arnhem Land and seeking Parliament’s recognition of their title and traditional rights.

Sr Cecilia Joseph OP: The New Normal

A few weeks ago I was sitting with a group of students who had expressed repeated interest in the Sacrament of Baptism and becoming a member of the Catholic Church. At one point in our conversation they began excitedly explaining their Chinese background.

Synod document asks how to increase unity, participation, mission outreach

October's Synod of Bishops will discern "the concrete steps which enable the continued growth of a synodal church" says working document.

Fr Josh Miechels: The maternal heart of the church

How does my mum know, without me telling her, when I need new socks and boxers? There are many mysteries of the universe: for...

Easter calls us to lay aside factionalism, hostility: Archbishop Anthony Fisher...

A Statement from the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP https://youtu.be/D0aqjclMpLo In many ways contemporary societies are deeply divided. Our politics are often polarised...

Updated: Vatican announces Pope hospitalised for respiratory infection

Pope Francis was admitted to hospital with infectious bronchitis, and is responding well to treatment, according to the Vatican. He is likely to be released in a few days, but it is as yet unclear whether he will lead Palm Sunday services in Rome

Monica Doumit: What Catholic women want

In last week’s column, I wrote about a worldwide survey of Catholic women that found they were desirous of reform in the Church. I...
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