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  • Fr John Flader Q&A: The Mass as the Centre
    by Fr John Flader on August 15, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    “Dear Father, Some people say that the main thing we need to do in the Church is not so much get people back to Sunday Mass but rather foster care for the poor and for those of other ethnic backgrounds, be more compassionate, etc. How should we view this? In simple terms, these other aims The post Fr John Flader Q&A: The Mass as the Centre appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Looking forward to … death
    by George Weigel on August 15, 2022 at 8:00 am

    In one of his Blackford Oakes novels, William F. Buckley, Jr. had a character crack a Wagnerian joke along these lines: What is Siegfried? Siegfried is the opera that begins at 7 pm and when you wake up three hours later, you’re shocked to find out that it’s only 7:30. That was certainly my experience The post Looking forward to … death appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Anusha’s Chosen moment
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on August 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Sydney Catholic Anusha Jebanasam has returned home from 1st century Israel after meeting ‘Jesus’ aka Catholic actor and star of The Chosen Jonathan Roumie. Last month she was on the Texas set of the popular series about the life of Christ, as an extra playing the part of a wealthy gentile woman visiting Galilee around The post Anusha’s Chosen moment appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Business doesn’t have to be boring if you bring the Spirit
    by Adam Wesselinoff on August 14, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Corporate professionals “bored witless” in their umpteenth meeting have a powerful ally to call upon: the Holy Spirit. That was Bishop Richard Umbers’ message for the return of the Bishop’s Blend initiative, which saw Catholic professionals flock to the Radisson Blu hotel for breakfast, formation and networking on 8 August. The Catholic community was overjoyed The post Business doesn’t have to be boring if you bring the Spirit appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Melto D’Moronoyo: Assumed into heaven, body and soul
    by Bishop Antoine Charbel Tarabay on August 14, 2022 at 8:00 am

    The Dormition – or Feast of the Assumption – is a special moment for Maronite Catholics The Venerable, Patriarch Elias Howayek once declared; “The Blessed Virgin Mary is the mirror of the Divine beauty, and she is the custodian of our hope”. In our Blessed Mother, we see the great glory of God, His splendour The post Melto D’Moronoyo: Assumed into heaven, body and soul appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Forum: let’s be Pacific
    by Michael Kenny on August 14, 2022 at 2:30 am

    Archbishop talks migration and climate on ABC’s Hypothetical panel discussion Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has joined with senior Australian and Pacific Island political leaders, a former Australian ambassador to China and a retired Chief of the Australian Defence Force for a landmark Hypothetical discussion on the future of the Pacific region, led by international human The post Forum: let’s be Pacific appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Oration to continue legacy of a rare man of honour
    by Kevin Andrews on August 13, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Several years ago, I was invited to make a presentation in Rome to a conference organised by the Pontifical Council for the Family of which I was a consultor. As I was speaking a familiar figure in an Akubra hat appeared at the back of the room. It was Tim Fischer, who made his way The post Oration to continue legacy of a rare man of honour appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • St Joseph the man, the knight, the prince, the saint
    by Guest Contributor on August 13, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    By Professor Tracey Rowland A recurring question about St Joseph is that of his age at the time of his marriage to Our Lady. It seems from Scripture that St Joseph had died before the start of Jesus’s public ministry but how old he was at the time of his death is impossible to tell The post St Joseph the man, the knight, the prince, the saint appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Precious moments at first Masses
    by Adam Wesselinoff on August 13, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Sydney celebrated its five new clergy at first Masses on Sunday 7 August with words of praise and thanksgiving for the enduring gift of priesthood. Ordinations are a sign that “God always keeps his promises”, Fr Daniel McCaughan preached in a joyous homily for Fr Adrian Simmons’ first Mass at St Patrick’s Sutherland. “Every time The post Precious moments at first Masses appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Pollies praise Canice’s
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on August 13, 2022 at 12:30 am

    Support grows for inner-city parish outreach to those doing it tough Canice’s Kitchen has grown from humble beginnings to such a powerhouse of support for the homeless and other vulnerable people that even Federal pollies are taking notice. Last week the daily meals and services outreach based at St Canice’s parish in Elizabeth Bay was The post Pollies praise Canice’s appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.