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Church consecrated after 94 years

Archbishop of Sydney, Anthony Fisher OP, celebrated the Solemn Mass for the Dedication of the church last Sunday, described as one of the most ancient and beautiful ceremonies yet witnessed by very few.

On feast of Mary, Francis urges end to violence against women

As Catholics begin a new year contemplating the motherhood of Mary, they should be inspired not to let problems weaken their faith or prevent...

Pope at Christmas: ‘God comes into the world in littleness’

The celebration of Christmas serves as a reminder that God did not reveal his greatness in a grand spectacle, but rather in the "littleness"...

Have Christmas on God’s terms – and yours

Now that Christmas is here it is worth reflecting on what it does not mean. It does not mean stress, dealing with a thousand...

The Mission? It’s you

Much of the Plenary Council discussions seem to be around ‘what people need’, ‘what best connects with Australians today’ or ‘what can people do’....

Philippa Martyr: We’ve got the data; now we need to use...

I was chatting with a US-based friend about a recent Church sex scandal there. A priest ordained in 2017 catfished* two teenage boys whose families loved and trusted him. But he was also using the gay dating app Grindr to find teenage males for paid sex.
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Melto D’Moronoyo: The greatest ‘family business’

By Monsignor Shora Maree

Throughout human history the livelihood for a family was derived, not from one person’s individual career, but mostly from all working together in a family business either on the land or a trade passed on from one generation to another.

This was a strong part of our Maronite and Lebanese culture. Children would typically grow up seeing the hard work and sacrifice of their parents in establishing and running the business, they would see and experience the benefit from the fruits of their parents work and be inspired to follow in their footsteps. In reaching maturity, they would then be told that they are co-owners and therefore co-responsible for the family business.

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Philippa Martyr: Welcome to the good Year of the Bull

Advent is when I suddenly realise that I’m tired. It’s also when I do my annual shame-cleaning (Schamreinigung) so that we can have people over for Christmas.
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Cautious support for religious freedom law

Religious leaders offered qualified support to the Federal Government’s Religious Discrimination Bill, set to be released this week and tabled in Parliament, but are...

Another unneeded attack on religions: Archbishop Comensoli

Melbourne prelate has slammed a new law aimed at religious organisations.
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Lockdowns sparked a mental health crisis

Juliette Kirkwood began work as a Community Care Worker in CatholicCare’s parish program a year and a half ago, but grew up in South-Western...

Don’t forget Fairfield

Seeing the cross up close