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Goodbye to all that

Reality, meeting his future wife and the Sacrament of Penance helped turn ‘Derek’ aside from a life of alcoholism. With the prevalence of hard drugs...

Simcha Fisher: Do women need ascesis?

I recently interviewed the developer of Exodus90, a spiritual exercise aimed at Catholic men who want to find spiritual freedom through prayer, ascesis, and...

Bankstown youth get a lesson in Lent

Young adults of St Felix de Valois, Bankstown, were delighted to receive inspiring tips on preparing for Easter at the first of regular catechesis...

Q&A with Fr John Flader: Advent penances free us

“Dear Father, I was talking recently with a Maronite Catholic about how his Eastern Rite celebrates Advent and was surprised to learn how much...

Q&A with Fr John Flader: The quarantine of Lent

“Dear Father, in the scriptures we sometimes read about people putting on “sackcloth and ashes”. What was the meaning of this practice and was...

Sydney launches Lenten app

Blogs, videos, comics and daily Gospel readings are some of the features of this year’s Lenten smartphone app launched by the Archdiocese of Sydney...

Q&A with Fr John Flader: Yes, Advent penance is fine

“Dear Father, our priest recently encouraged us to do special penances in Advent. I had never thought of Advent as a season of penance....
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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.

Vaccine mandates questioned

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