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  • Call for prayers after death of Archbishop Philip Wilson
    by Staff Writers on January 17, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Former Wollongong, Adelaide leader ministered for 45 years News of the death of Archbishop Philip Wilson, former Bishop of Wollongong and Archbishop of Adelaide, has been met with sadness across the Catholic community. Archbishop Wilson died in Adelaide on 17 January at the age of 70. A statement from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said that The post Call for prayers after death of Archbishop Philip Wilson appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Philippa Martyr: Our giant credibility problem
    by Philippa Martyr on January 16, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    The recently-released Australian Catholic Mass Attendance Report 2016 provides us with some raw material for a good discussion about why Mass attendance rates might be so low and still dropping, even though they have now steadied. I wanted to draw attention to one of the statistics in particular – the rate of women attending Mass The post Philippa Martyr: Our giant credibility problem appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Art, talent flourish in adversity
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on January 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    On the outskirts of Sydney lives an extraordinary artist whose work is bringing others closer to Christ. Syriac Catholic Ghusoon Durdur and her family were forced to leave their home in Bakhdida, northern Iraq when they were threatened by ISIS. While seeking refuge in Lebanon, Ghusoon’s talent was able to flourish, particularly, and held her The post Art, talent flourish in adversity appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Dr Kevin Donnelly: UK consciously drops the unconscious bias
    by Dr Kevin Donnelly on January 15, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    In an address delivered just before Christmas, the UK’s International Trade Secretary Liz Truss delivered a speech guaranteed to regain the lost confidence of those who believe the once great Conservative Party is conservative in name only. Truss’s speech is also a reminder to Australia’s centre-right politicians about the vital importance of what John Howard The post Dr Kevin Donnelly: UK consciously drops the unconscious bias appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Details are key for sub-deacon
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on January 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Sub-deacon Naser Mansor of the Syriac Catholic Parish is not only a man with a mission to serve God but also a passion to literally build churches. Miniature ones, that is. Using Googlemaps, his memory and with the help of his eldest son Amar, Naser has painstakingly re-created his former parish church, which was attacked The post Details are key for sub-deacon appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Vatican COVID-19 chief to speak at ACU forum
    by David Ryan on January 15, 2021 at 6:02 am

    The forum aims to discuss mental health, public health and the question of solidarity in the face of the ongoing pandemic The post Vatican COVID-19 chief to speak at ACU forum appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Q&A with Fr John Flader: The power of the Memorare
    by Fr John Flader on January 15, 2021 at 4:30 am

    Dear father, I am a recent convert and a friend taught me to say the Memorare, which I find very beautiful. Can you tell me anything about the background of this prayer? For those unfamiliar with the Memorare, these are the words: “Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone The post Q&A with Fr John Flader: The power of the Memorare appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Monica Doumit: Show us the money
    by Monica Doumit on January 14, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    “So, Mon. What’s the deal with that two billion dollars?” I can’t tell you how many conversations I had over the Christmas break that began along those lines. On most occasions, I usually have some insight to share with people who ask me about church matters but, when it came to this particular matter, I The post Monica Doumit: Show us the money appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Syriac Catholics start over Down Under
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on January 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    The success of Sydney’s Syriac Catholics Surely one of the fastest-growing parishes in the country is the Syriac Catholic Church, Sydney. It is a vibrant part of the Archdiocese of Sydney with Fr Lenard Ina the chaplain for the community across Sydney and also Canberra, as well as its only priest. Fr Lenard ministers to The post Syriac Catholics start over Down Under appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Netflix’s Cobrai Kai Review: Series strikes hard in first seasons
    by Mathew De Sousa on January 14, 2021 at 8:00 am

    For the past decade, the film industry has been going through a kind of mid-life crisis. Looking back at its achievements with Nostalgia-tinted glasses, the cinematic world desperately tries to spark new interest by recreating its most memorable moments. From Total Recall to Jurassic Park, few blockbusters have escaped the jaws of the reboot without The post Netflix’s Cobrai Kai Review: Series strikes hard in first seasons appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.