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Philippa Martyr: A ‘lame’ Lent, redeemed

Easter remains holy, no matter how we failed this Lent I had a rather lame Lent. I don’t know what I expected, given that I...

Francine and Byron Pirola: A love stronger than death

Biblical poems offer insights on human and divine love “Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love...

Easter is light amid a crisis for believers, Archbishop tells worshippers

Jesus dies, the disciples are scattered, everything seems lost - that's the experience of Easter. But something beyond imagining is almost upon us with the dawning of the Resurrection

The wait is over – Catholics return in big numbers to...

Just 12 months ago, cathedrals and churches across the nation and around the world stood empty and closed as the pandemic took its toll, leading to the first Easter not celebrated in the usual way since the time of the Spanish Flu in Australia shortly after the First world War.

The Passion and The Joy

Combining Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Mozart’s Exultate Jubilate to celebrate the Passion and the Joy of Easter in concert at St Peter’s Church, Surry Hills. It was...

Inspired by Jesus, many step forward

Many people across city seek to join the Church at Easter More than 600 people packed St Mary’s Cathedral last weekend to witness a major...

10 ways to engage your family with Lent

Lent is an important time in the liturgical year. Six and a half weeks of preparation through prayer, fasting and almsgiving sets us up...

A hermit looks out his window in a time of crisis

In a focused way, I feel the pain of the global pestilence. It bites. I am sad and I am angry at the deaths of the innocent ones

Simcha Fisher: Words about death

We buried my father this month. He and my mother had bought plain Trappist coffins for themselves years ago, to spare us children the...

Annual Easter Rosary goes national

For fifteen years on Easter Monday, young adults from Somascan parishes in Western Australia have been trekking across the white sand of WA’s Coogee...
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Students to go to the margins in new model

The Australian Catholic University has announced an exciting new partnership with the Archdiocese of Sydney’s welfare agency, CatholicCare aimed at embedding Catholic social teaching...
When I was in jail, you visited me: a US prison chaplain, main photo, delivers Communion to a prisoner. Photo: Karen Callaway, Northwest Indiana Catholic

Being with Jesus in Jail

A prophetic voice for the needy

professor Margaret Somerville told The Catholic Weekly that she agrees many people will conscientiously object to a vaccination linked to an electively aborted human foetus.

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