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  • Family grateful for support after fire
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on July 2, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Smithfield comes to the aid of parish stalwarts Warren & Amelia Wilson After decades of selfless giving to the church and wider community they love, Warren and Amelia Wilson were overwhelmed by support when they lost their home to an electrical fire on 20 June. Now the couple from Sydney’s south west are trying to The post Family grateful for support after fire appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Parish unveils statue
    by Debbie Cramsie on July 2, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Maroubra proudly reveals 1.9 metre sculpture of the Holy Family For the first time Holy Family Parish at Maroubra has a statue of its patrons and what better weekend to unveil it than to coincide with the World Meeting of Families. The 1.9 metre life-sized figures of Jesus, Mary and Joseph was blessed by Bishop The post Parish unveils statue appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Burnout, shortages drive strike action
    by Adam Wesselinoff on July 2, 2022 at 8:00 am

    By Adam Wesselinoff and Peter Rosengren Teacher burnout, staff shortages and the ongoing pressures of COVID-19 have driven Catholic teachers to strike twice in the last two months. The Independent Education Union representing Catholic Schools will take joint industrial action with the NSW Teachers Federation on 30 June after an earlier strike on 27 May. The post Burnout, shortages drive strike action appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Jesus on the streets
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on July 1, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    On the longest night of the year, Sydneysiders gathered to pray for all those who have died on the streets, often ignored and unknown by our society “The death of a person that goes unnoticed and unmourned diminishes all of us,” said grief counsellor Patricia Thomas at a memorial service for those have died homeless The post Jesus on the streets appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Why the whole Church should embrace Desiderio Desideravi
    by Clare Johnson on July 1, 2022 at 11:31 am

    It’s no coincidence that days before the commencement of the closing session of Australia’s Plenary Council, Pope Francis has released a pointed 65-paragraph letter calling on the church to “listen together to what the Spirit is saying” regarding what is possibly the biggest ecclesiological elephant in the room. In his apostolic letter Desiderio Desideravi, released The post Why the whole Church should embrace Desiderio Desideravi appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Census: atheism on the rise
    by Adam Wesselinoff on July 1, 2022 at 2:00 am

    By Adam Wesselinoff and Debbie Cramsie For the first time in Australian history fewer than half of us identify as Christians, with “no religion” likely to overtake Christianity in the next five years, according to data collected in the 2021 census. Christianity remains the largest faith, with 43.9 per cent of Australians identifying as Christian. The post Census: atheism on the rise appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • A vindication of hope and perseverance
    by George Weigel on June 30, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Prior to 24 June 2022, the US Supreme Court’s most important civil rights decision was handed down on 17 May 1954. Then, in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the Court declared racially segregated public facilities unconstitutional, effectively reversing its 1896 decision in Plessy v. Ferguson, which upheld state-mandated segregation laws. Now, in Dobbs The post A vindication of hope and perseverance appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • A victory, for sure, but this problem’s not gone
    by Professor Margaret Somerville on June 30, 2022 at 11:00 am

    The reversal of Roe v. Wade is hugely significant and will have many ramifications. But the landmark decision doesn’t mean abortion is now illegal – far from it Abortion is back in world news, because of a majority of the Supreme Court of the US (SCOTUS), in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organisation, overturning its The post A victory, for sure, but this problem’s not gone appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • One giant leap
    by Adam Wesselinoff on June 30, 2022 at 8:00 am

    The overturning of Roe v Wade on 24 June is a stunning moment, but it doesn’t mean abortion will go away. What are the lessons for those who believe in the sanctity of human life? The overturning of Roe v Wade by the US Supreme Court should challenge Australians to move beyond sloganeering on abortion, The post One giant leap appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Fatherhood: Failure or Promise?
    by Guest Contributor on June 30, 2022 at 5:30 am

    By Francis Etheredge Ever since Adam failed to help Eve express the truth and reject the lies of the devil, men have often been found guilty of “silence”; except, of course, the Son of Man, who lived the truth, died for it, and rose to give us His Holy Spirit to lead us into all The post Fatherhood: Failure or Promise? appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.