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Daniel Ang: Christianity is integral to Asia

The life and affairs of the church in Europe, Latin America and Africa tend to dominate coverage of global Catholicism. However, Catholicism in Asia is no less noteworthy and will become increasingly significant for the world church, including the church in Australia, in the decades to come. 

Anthony Cleary: ‘What does it mean to be Catholic?’ Here’s my...

At a time when objective truths are increasingly contested and language is weaponised for the purposes of ideology, it is appropriate to re-affirm what it means to be Catholic. Each Sunday Catholics profess a belief in “one, holy, catholic and apostolic” church and affirm a core set of beliefs in a creed that dates to the early church.

Q and A with Fr John Flader: Transmission of Original Sin

Dear Father, are Catholics supposed to believe that original sin was committed by a single pair of humans, called Adam and Eve? If so, how was the sin passed on to their offspring? I have never understood this.

New research on COVID lockdowns

A new report offers insight into the dismay and anger experienced by church-going Catholics at forced church closures during Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns. Dr Philippa Martyr, academic and Catholic Weekly columnist, gathered the experiences of 175 Australian church-going Catholics, representing the broadest and largest cross section of the churchgoing Australian Catholic public ...

Monica Doumit: Absence that speaks volumes

With a Labor minority government in NSW, our eyes now turn to the NSW Legislative Council to make some predictions about what the next four years will look like. With counting largely finished, we can reasonably predict what the council’s composition will be.

St Vincent de Paul to stay Catholic, says new president

The St Vincent de Paul Society’s newly-elected national president says it will stay true to the vision of its Catholic founders and will not...

New network seeks to accompany non-Catholics

Two Catholics with backgrounds as pastors in other Christian traditions have launched a network to offer friendship and confidential support to people who, as...

‘Twice as multicultural’

The Catholic Church is twice as multicultural as Australia’s other Christian denominations, with 51 per cent of our parishes having multicultural congregations compared to...

Census: atheism on the rise

By Adam Wesselinoff and Debbie Cramsie For the first time in Australian history fewer than half of us identify as Christians, with “no religion” likely...

Faith and fellowship post pandemic

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, university-aged Catholics feel like their faith has helped them keep their lives together, but it’s hitting a...

Bible’s out, ‘affirmation’ is in for new PM

Anthony Albanese has raised eyebrows across several religious groups just seconds into taking office, selecting to be sworn in as Prime Minister by way...

The woman who confounds both left and right

By Lois M Collins Elizabeth Bruenig makes no apologies. Not for her progressive politics, not for her Catholic faith and certainly not for having children...
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