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What if synodality is about virtue, not policy?

On 8-11 April, a clergy conference was held for the Archdiocese of Sydney. Several bishops and about 220 priests attended the conference, the topic of which was “Synodality.” Fr Peter Kwak reflects on the conference.

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.

Two lives that reveal the face of courage

Both Blessed Stanley Rother and Russian dissident Alexei Navalny exemplified the cardinal virtue of courage, which is also a gift of the Holy Spirit. Only one is officially a martyr, but that might change, writes George Weigel

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

Simcha Fisher: Patience might just be the virtue you need in...

God is patient. He calls us to be patient. How do we practice patience like God does?

Glorifying God on the footy field

It’s no secret that Australians follow their sport religiously, but could there be a deeper relationship between spirituality and sport? Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) Conference 3 patron, Fr Dan McCaughan, explains that having a friendship with God is not just about the prayers we say in church.

Mark Shea: Signalling virtue, versus virtue

Much is made these days of “virtue-signalling”. Most people, by “virtue-signaling”, mean more or less what Jesus is getting at when he says: “Beware of practicing...

Dr Kevin Wagner: Book Review – Greek Orthodox Archbishop Makarios

The Greek Orthodox Church in Australia is in the hands of a deeply spiritual and wise pastor

Book review: The Virtues of Saint Mary of the Cross, Mary...

The Virtues of Saint Mary of the Cross, Mary MacKillop 1842-1909 By Fr Paul Gardiner SJ St Pauls Publications, 2019. 160 pages This book by the...
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