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Monica Doumit: An ever pastoral shepherd

Earlier this week I was invited to join Father Frank Brennan SJ and Gerard Henderson at the Sydney Institute to discuss the upcoming two-year anniversary of Cardinal George Pell’s unanimous acquittal by the High Court in Australia.

Rallying behind Lismore

There may be almost 800 kilometres between Kingsgrove and Lismore, but a Year 12 student is doing everything she can to bridge that gap by supporting the northern NSW community devastated by the recent floods.

Religious freedom benefits all of us

For several years, I volunteered with the Capuchin Franciscan Friars’ coffee van ministry each Friday and Saturday night. A small group of ...

A little kindness goes a long way

Despite a challenging year due to COVID, the community of St Patrick’s Sutherland spread a pandemic of kindness, bringing joy and dignity to families in need.

Students awarded for putting faith into action

More than 1100 primary students have been awarded the Pope Francis Medal for putting their faith in action and making important contributions to their...

Simcha Fisher: Sublimate your anger, $5 at a time

How's this for an idea when you're feeling  annoyed? I won't say who it is, because I don't want to embarrass her, but someone recently...

Vincentians have excelled in pandemic

What would I know about isolation or being lonely you ask? I was the middle of nine children growing up and certainly didn’t feel alone...

Mark Shea: Signalling virtue, versus virtue

Much is made these days of “virtue-signalling”. Most people, by “virtue-signaling”, mean more or less what Jesus is getting at when he says: “Beware of practicing...

Principal’s bald fundraising move

Inspired by the courage of Nicholas, a Year 1 student currently receiving treatment for leukaemia, St Michael’s Catholic Primary School Meadowbank principal Brian Story has had...

Fr Peter Smith: Re-establishing our credibility

It is our many good works which should speak for us On 11 January this year, Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane and President of the...
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Out of India: the Dukhrana of St Thomas

The memorial feast of St Thomas the Apostle on 3 July does not get a mention in the Ordo this year, because it falls...