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Why I stay Catholic

Some time ago, I had a memorable dream. I dreamed that I had barged in on a plan to renovate our local church building,...

Simcha Fisher: Eyes on Jesus

Many years ago, I used to pick up some extra cash by doing short interviews with priests, asking for the stories about how they...

Letters reveal another side to Sr Wendy Beckett

The art historian and 90s TV star was a contemplative, a holy woman  and perhaps a saint says author and friend Robert Ellsberg Sr Wendy...

Mark Shea: So what’s the point of fasting?

Part 4 of Mark's series of reflections on Lent We now move on in our Lenten series to discuss the third of the Jewish acts...

Simcha Fisher: When prayer is triggering

Confusing feelings and distractions in prayer can teach us I had a baffling prayer experience the other morning. In retrospect, the solution was fairly obvious,...

Simcha Fisher: Weeping while we sow

For whatever reason, I was struck today by a line I've heard hundreds of times: Although they go forth weeping, carrying the seed to be sown, They...

Melto D’Moronoyo: Learning wisdom’s lessons

Some years ago, my father-in-law told me that a book had been written about his mother. His mother had been a simple village woman in Lebanon. She worked helping other women in the village give birth.

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Elizabeth Arblaster: Building the Tower of Babel or the House of...

We need to stop and prayerfully ask ourselves, ‘What actions will really lead to the renewal of our parishes?’

Fr Josh Miechels: Peace possible despite restrictions

Sydney priest Fr Josh Miechels shares his lockdown lessons from France Lockdown is not fun. But it doesn’t mean it can’t be lived peacefully. Especially when...

Simcha Fisher: Why not try the rosary?

We weren't the rosary-praying kind, but it is changing us My husband and I agreed: It's not that it's magic, or anything. It's definitely not...

Mark Shea: Vice signalling

Last time in this space, we discussed Virtue Signalling, the rather common human tendency to do good things for selfish reasons. We discussed the...

Simcha Fisher: On being less zen about suffering

I forget what it was I was offering up, but I told the Lord, "I'm offering this up to you, and I'll try to...
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