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  • Webinar to launch new care project for the dying
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on September 28, 2021 at 11:00 am

    All are welcome to the October 7 launch of Living Well, Dying Well featuring expert speakers from medicine, nursing and pastoral care. The post Webinar to launch new care project for the dying appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Dr Philippa Martyr: Beige Catholicism emptied our churches
    by Philippa Martyr on September 28, 2021 at 8:00 am

    One of my recent articles – on being a liturgical nomad – made it to the Catholic Weekly Facebook page, where it caused a kerfuffle. It was interesting to see how many people thought it was a piece about bad music ministry. (Most of these people were in music ministry themselves). One lady thought I The post Dr Philippa Martyr: Beige Catholicism emptied our churches appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Francine and Byron Pirola: Undoing the knots is easier than you think
    by Guest Contributor on September 27, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    September 28 marks the feast of Mary Undoer of Knots. The devotion is over 300 years old and is based on a Baroque painting by an unknown artist located in Germany. The painting features angels feeding a knotted rope to Mary who unties the knots one by one. It was inspired by an ancient homily The post Francine and Byron Pirola: Undoing the knots is easier than you think appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Catholics should debate issues, not debase each other, cardinal says
    by Catholic News Service on September 27, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Increasingly bitter polarisation is a problem, said Cardinal Pell in a recent interview. The post Catholics should debate issues, not debase each other, cardinal says appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Earthquake shock captured in livestream Masses
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on September 24, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Reactions of Victorian clergy whose livestreamed Masses were interrupted by an earthquake on 22 September were notable for their distinct lack of panic. Fr Dan Serratore MGL, parish priest of St Benedict’s, Burwood, was introducing the Prayers of the Faithful at the weekday 9am Mass when the 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck near Rawson, causing tremors The post Earthquake shock captured in livestream Masses appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • The Harvest, the Eucharist, the Laity and the Missing
    by Staff Writers on September 23, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    The Catholic Weekly speaks to three members preparing for the upcoming Plenary Council. The post The Harvest, the Eucharist, the Laity and the Missing appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Maronites Down Under
    by Dr Margaret Ghosn mshf on September 23, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    The Maronites trace their beginnings to Saint Maroun who led a monastic life in the fourth century in Syria. His way of living attracted disciples. In the fifth century the disciples of St Maroun had left Syria and preached the gospel in the mountains of North Lebanon where the Christian community grew. However, the ecclesiastical The post Maronites Down Under appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Foster parents open door, hearts to over 100 babies in 43 years
    by Catholic News Service on September 23, 2021 at 11:00 am

    By Kristi Anderson When US couple Travis and Rhonda Kitch met Ron and Jane Brown for the first time in 2008, they were already family. It was the day the Browns, longtime foster parents, introduced the Kitches to their daughter, Grace, whom the Browns had cared for almost from birth. The Kitches also had a The post Foster parents open door, hearts to over 100 babies in 43 years appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Being with Jesus in Jail
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on September 23, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Meet four people who couldn’t be happier about spending time in some of the country’s harshest places. Fran Schubert, Deacon Mike Williams, Fr Greg Walsh CM and Geraldine Bowes are prison chaplains for the Diocese of Bathurst. They shared with The Catholic Weekly the highs and lows of their role and why they love it The post Being with Jesus in Jail appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Joy for new priest
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on September 23, 2021 at 8:00 am

    It was with great joy that family and friends of Connell Perry witnessed his ordination to the priesthood by Wagga Wagga Bishop Mark Edwards OMI on 11 September. Just 48 hours prior, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian had lifted a snap lockdown for the Riverina region after deeming it a low-risk area. It allowed about 100 The post Joy for new priest appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.