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Simcha Fisher: The Incarnation of Christ remains as scandalous as ever

When non-Catholics are scandalised by our God, church and sacraments, it’s a sign our faith still has spiritual power, Simcha Fisher writes

New document on the validity of sacraments

I understand that the Holy See has issued a new document in Italian on the validity of the sacraments. Is there anything new in it that we priests should be aware of in our pastoral ministry?

Why young women want a more ‘conservative’ faith

By Catherine phillips and Anna Harrison Young women today are being told that anything goes, there is no objective truth, do whatever makes you “happy.”...

Fr Benjamin Saliba: I listened to our youth at WYD. We...

I have just returned from world youth day as a bus chaplain for Sydney Catholic Schools. I have had the privilege of meeting an...

Equal access to the sacraments starts with confession, not ordination

Without question, my favourite thing about my job is getting to work alongside the priests of the Archdiocese of Sydney and other dioceses. They...

Philippa Martyr: Do Catholic youth really want to change the church?

I’m continuing to explore a group of around 700 young Australian Catholics who go to Mass. They are divided into two groups – the weekly massgoers, or “weeklies”, and the less regular massgoers, or “irregulars.”

Simcha Fisher: Charismatic Catholic youth need your support, not your scorn

The last of the annual Steubenville youth conferences is winding down. These are huge, popular, teen-oriented Catholic gatherings at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, here in the US.

Philippa Martyr: Set priorities, and all else follows

If we’re really serious our focus is the reality of Jesus and His love - and what it means for us in daily life I...

Theology for Parents

By Francis Etheredge ‘In sermons and talks, use simple language and a homely conversational style to explain each particular point” “far as you can,...

Simcha Fisher: Want to be ready for Christmas? Do this one...

I looked at the date and gasped out loud. How can it possibly be this late already, with so much left undone? Every single...

Bishop-Elect Meagher: Parents central to faith formation

Sydney’s newly appointed Auxiliary Bishop, Danny Meagher has told an online gathering of sacramental coordinators, that they are called to be the presence of...

Philippa Martyr: Disillusioned? Think your next step through

Every now and then, someone – usually on The Catholic Weekly Facebook page – will tell me that they no longer go to Mass...
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