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  • Form new partnerships, be bold for evangelisation
    by Peter Rosengren on July 29, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Now is not a time for settling for the status quo in Church life – it’s a time for priests and parishioners to partner in a new evangelisation, the Diocese of Wagga Wagga priests were told as they gathered on 20 July. Daniel Ang, Director of the Archdiocese of Sydney’s Centre for Evangelisation, led the The post Form new partnerships, be bold for evangelisation appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Mark Shea: Jesus and the Jubilee
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on July 29, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    The authors of the Old Testament, writing under inspiration, understood William Faulkner’s remark that “The past is never dead.  It’s not even past.”  They understood that acts done in the past echoed down through history and kept having consequences. The archetypal example of this is, of course, the fall of man.  The point of the The post Mark Shea: Jesus and the Jubilee appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • ‘Roo’ little Olympics Beauties!
    by Debbie Cramsie on July 29, 2021 at 11:00 am

    There’s something in the “Holy” water in the Sutherland Shire with three of Australia’s Olyroos Olympic squad hailing from the area and attending Sydney Catholic Schools. Believed to be the first time a trifecta of players have made a national squad from the same area, the fact they all attended local Catholic schools makes the The post ‘Roo’ little Olympics Beauties! appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • This Catholic Life Podcast: Church Rules
    by Peter Holmes on July 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Episode #103 – Church Rules Host: Peter Holmes Guest: Fr Sam Lynch Find Us On iTunes – This Catholic Life Podcast Subscribe On: iTunes, Google Play, Pocket Casts, Spotify, Stitcher, Anchor, TuneIn, Blubrry, Spreaker, Player.fm, Radio Public, Overcast Connect with us: Email: info@thiscatholiclife.com.au Facebook: @thiscatholiclifeau Twitter: @catholiclifeau Instagram: thiscatholiclifeau The post This Catholic Life Podcast: Church Rules appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Anti-lockdown protests ‘unacceptable’
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on July 28, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Sydney Bishop says true freedom found only in Christ Maronite Bishop Charbel-Antoine Tarabay criticised last weekend’s anti-lockdown protests in Sydney as unacceptable and “not a solution” to the problems faced under the current outbreak. The Eparch of the Maronites in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania used his homily last Sunday, in a Mass livestreamed from The post Anti-lockdown protests ‘unacceptable’ appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • George Weigel: A voting record you never want
    by George Weigel on July 27, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    A voting record you never want At 1 pm EDT on 18 June, it was announced that three-quarters of the US bishops had voted to develop a statement on the eucharistic integrity of the Church and the eucharistic coherence of Catholics. Within an hour, a “Statement of Principles” was released by 60 Catholic Members of The post George Weigel: A voting record you never want appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Time to think about classes on bioethics in schools
    by Paul Catalanotto on July 27, 2021 at 11:00 am

    If Catholics are going to have a say and role in how medicine and healthcare are shaped in Australia, waiting till interested Catholics make it to the tertiary level to learn bioethics and about health care ethics from a Catholic position is waiting too long. By waiting till university to teach Catholics bioethics, the Church The post Time to think about classes on bioethics in schools appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Fr Flader Q&A: Literary Forms in the Bible
    by Renate Cassis on July 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    “Dear Father, In a recent discussion in our Bible study group about the interpretation of the scriptures, someone mentioned that we have to take into account the different literary forms that are used. I hadn’t heard of them. What are they? In order to interpret the biblical texts correctly it is important to know what The post Fr Flader Q&A: Literary Forms in the Bible appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Dr Kevin Donnelly: Hope amid the dumb darkness
    by Dr Kevin Donnelly on July 26, 2021 at 11:00 am

    A Senate vote last month offers hope that all may not be lost in the struggle for truth, beauty and goodness The Australian Senate was on a winner on 21 June by passing a motion 30-28 calling “on the federal government to reject critical race theory from the national curriculum”. In their book Cynical Theories The post Dr Kevin Donnelly: Hope amid the dumb darkness appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Vatican releases its annual report
    by Catholic News Service on July 26, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Report released to the public for the first time The Vatican reported the Roman Curia had a $78 million deficit in 2020, and on the same day, the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See, which administers Vatican properties and investments, made a summary of its annual budget public for the first time. Releasing The post Vatican releases its annual report appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.