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‘Words can’t express the sorrow’ as special needs school St Lucy’s...

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family for the loss of their child and the community of St Lucy’s who mourn the loss of a student and friend," Bishop Anthony Randazzo said.

Teresa Trujillo’s faith hits Sydney’s streets

Teresa Trujillo is about as materially poor but spiritually rich as you can get. Lucky to weigh 50 kilograms and crippled by polio, the 61-year-old lives in crisis accommodation in a rough slice of upmarket inner-city Sydney.

Anthony Cleary: Catholics should be comfortable with difference

Growing up, I was acutely aware of people’s judgement of difference. My older brother Jim was disabled. Sadly, his physical challenges drew the attention and sometimes ridicule of others, especially young people. We were both aware of the stares that he attracted. We were aware too of the way in which people avoided eye contact, and occasionally their desire to keep a safe distance from him.

Pope Francis: Unborn, migrants, elderly and disabled are ‘living icons’ of...

In his Palm Sunday homily, the Holy Father said there are many 'abandoned Christs' in our midst who need closeness and love

Home to fulfil a dream

Charity organisation Seton Villa has launched a fundraising campaign to complete two new purpose-built homes in Ryde for women with intellectual disability. A work of...

Branka van der Linden: Euthanasia’s economics

Ending lives should never be the answer for ageing populations A self-confessed “progressively social liberal” writer and researcher who “proudly identifies as a disabled person”,...

Jean Vanier: a champion for all of us

Jean Vanier’s life is a story about “changing”  and relationships – for himself and others around him. In the early 1960s, Vanier was yearning for...
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