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Ideology and blasphemy meet in Russia

A recent document from the Russian Orthodox Church under Patriarch Kirill attempts to spiritualise and sanctify the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Holy See would do well to rally Christian leaders to condemn the notion that Russia is waging a “holy war” and has a special mission from God in the 21st century, writes George Weigel.

Pope’s call for ‘courage of the white flag’ in Ukraine draws...

Pope Francis called for Ukraine to have the "courage of the white flag," a term usually associated with surrender, drawing the ire of the embattled country's leaders

Ukrainians mourn together at St Mary’s after two years of gruelling...

The Ukrainian community came together outside Australia's mother church in a show of resilience, solidarity and mourning

Two years on, Ukraine is still unbroken

Ukraine remains unbroken after two years of devastating war. If only Americans were less susceptible to Russian propaganda, writes George Weigel

Vitalii and Andriana’s year of anticipation

Newly married and expecting the birth of their first child, Ukrainian couple Vitalii and Andriana feeling blessed this Christmas

Australian bishops witness suffering and hope in Ukraine

Australia’s bishops will consider a renewed push to support Ukraine following a pastoral visit to the war-torn country by a delegation this month. Melbourne Archbishop...

Ukrainian Catholics in Australia change from Julian to Gregorian calendar

Bishop Mykola Bychok, the eparch for Ukrainian Catholics in Australia, announced the change to the Gregorian calendar on 22 March

A Christmas message from Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

After a year of terrible war in Ukraine and disastrous floods closer to home, in which people have lost loved ones, homes, livelihoods, where...

Ukrainian families find hope in a new land

Just arriving in Australia after fleeing Ukraine following the Russian invasion was more than many refugees could have dreamt of. Little did they know when...

George Weigel: On the folly of ignoring dictators

Earlier this year, I had the honour and pleasure of being introduced to Hatfield House, ancestral home of the Marquesses of Salisbury, by the...

New art damns war’s lie

Leading iconographer and artist Michael Galovic has created his own deeply-felt response to the war in Ukraine in his latest work, Ukraine Response. The artwork...

George Weigel: The very bloody Russian way

CRACOW - Four and a half months after Russia invaded Ukraine on the Orwellian pretext of displacing a “Nazi” regime — a regime that enjoys a democratic legitimacy absent from Russia for two decades — what have we learned about, and from, the Russian way of war? We have learned that the Russian way of war is inept strategically, tactically and logistically: an army using inferior equipment, bereft of competent non-commissioned officers, and replete with ill-trained draftees; an army that relies on brute force to bludgeon its way toward its objectives.
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