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From Australia to Austria, and back again

Thanks to grace, grit and some initial help from Google Translate, 35-year-old St Aloysius College alumnus Jason Rushton is now a priest of the Servants of Jesus and Mary, and after a short trip home will be based in Germany as an assistant parish priest.

Simcha Fisher: Start your day with God, grace and gratitude

When we are young, we are taught to say “thank you” for gifts, whether or not they instantly fill us with delight. No doubt some...

Farewell, Bishop Terry

Well wishers from parishes, politics, the judiciary and the diplomatic service joined with bishops, priests and religious at a packed St Mary’s Cathedral for...

Philippa Martyr: Four habits to change you – and the world

Well-meaning people often send me helpful lists with titles like ‘Ten Things Every Catholic Should Know’, and ‘Seven Ways to Get to Heaven’. This...

Gratitude a married attitude

An attitude of gratitude continues to emerge as a surprisingly strong predictor and contributor to marital happiness, even if the ‘thank you’ isn’t said. Gratitude...

6 science-backed benefits of gratitude

Here's one US tradition everyone should follow I reckon that whatever your thoughts are on Australians adopting American traditions if there was one that was...

Simcha Fisher: The 4 levels of aggression for dealing with family...

Here in the states, we're cleaning up after Thanksgiving. As a keen student of history, I'm aware that, for dark, inscrutable reasons of your...

Dear Mum, I love you

A letter by Phi Vu, a 2019 Year 12 student at LaSalle Catholic College, Bankstown, to his mum thanking her for her unending support...

Simcha Fisher: Is gratitude the attitude?

Every so often, a graphic about everyday gratitude circulates around the internet. It's one of those memes meant to challenge your thinking, reminding you...

Thanksgiving and the Puritan Paradox

On November 22, we Yanks will be celebrating Thanksgiving. It’s not quite an exclusively American feast. Our Canadian neighbours celebrate it too, but in...

Simcha Fisher: Thanks be to God

Here in the United States, we're creeping up on a somewhat nebulous holiday called "Thanksgiving." American Thanksgiving had its origins in 1621, when the...
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