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Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP: St Mark’s Passion gives a ‘warts and...

Dear friends, we began our celebration today on a high note by joining the children of Jerusalem, singing Hosanna to the King, the new David, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest (Mk 11:1-10). But by chanting Mark’s Passion and sacrificing Christ’s body and blood, we also face up to the warts and all of human hearts and behaviour.

Form your faith by engaging your body

What we do with our body forms the soul and our beliefs. That’s why it’s so important to take part in processions and other public displays of faith, writes Fr Bijoy Joseph, assistant priest of St Joachim’s Lidcombe.

Don’t be intimidated by baccala

Baccala, or salt cod, is a mainstay of many Mediterranean cultures’ tables during Lent and Holy Week. It’s not as intimidating as it seems in the deli, writes Jocelyn Mansour

The good news is that the bad news isn’t all the...

Let’s try a different kind of Lenten fast before Easter, and celebrate the many signs of growth in the church instead of doom-mongering, writes George Weigel

Hope and courage are the virtues to conquer your slothful self

When we can’t be bothered to do good, we need a dose of courage and the hope to root us in reality, writes Dr Philippa Martyr.

Melto D’Moronoyo: Love and forgiveness have the power to heal us...

The words of healing that Christ spoke to the paralytic are the epitome of true love: “My son, your sins are forgiven.” Yet we remain “paralysed” in so many areas of life, writes Salwa Elias

Dr Philippa Martyr: Patience is a seedbed for many virtues

Rather than indulging our bad habits and emotions, we can overcome them by being less reactive and cultivating patience, writes Dr Phillippa Martyr

From dawn to dusk, Sydney returns to church for ashes and...

Thousands of Catholics visited Sydney’s CBD churches on Ash Wednesday. The renewed their faith for many different reasons, but all left with the ashes that mark them as Christ’s disciples
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