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  • Sports Stars 2022
    by Staff Writers on December 5, 2022 at 5:44 am

    Catholic Schools high achieving Sports Stars for 2022 The Catholic Weekly once again recognises Catholic school sports achievements for the year in a special tribute lift-out covering the summer and winter seasons. Catholic School Sports Stars is a popular annual publication that showcases photos and details of our Catholic school teams and individuals, who have The post Sports Stars 2022 appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Simcha Fisher: Four ways to keep the Advent season in proportion
    by Simcha Fisher on December 4, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Off we go, into Advent and Christmas! If you’re a mother, you’re probably in charge of setting the tone for the entire family for the next month or so, and it probably feels like a gargantuan job. Here are a few things I’ve learned, that help me keep things in proportion. Nobody is doing everything. The post Simcha Fisher: Four ways to keep the Advent season in proportion appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Festival of service and faith
    by Debbie Cramsie on December 3, 2022 at 4:33 am

    A colourful celebration of faith and the power it has to bring people together was held at Parliament House in Sydney this week. Fifty people, including eight Catholics, were awarded for their Outstanding Service to Special Religious Education (SRE) and Outstanding Service to the Community during COVID. Presented by Better Balanced Futures, a group aimed The post Festival of service and faith appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Fr Mike Schmitz’s new podcast Catechism in a Year
    by Catholic News Service on December 3, 2022 at 3:33 am

    By Julie Asher Beginning on 1 January, Ascension Press will launch “The Catechism in a Year,” taking listeners through the four parts of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and “providing explanation, insight and encouragement along the way.” Over the course of 365 daily podcast episodes, Father Mike Schmitz will read the entire catechism. Throughout The post Fr Mike Schmitz’s new podcast Catechism in a Year appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Faith in the marketplace
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on December 3, 2022 at 2:53 am

    One Sydney parish that’s become a monthly centre for the surrounding community also offers locals the opportunity to experience a little of the divine dimension to life There’s nourishment for the body as well as the soul at Our Lady of Fatima, Peakhurst. Every last Friday of the month a food market operates on the The post Faith in the marketplace appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • From atheist to believer
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on December 3, 2022 at 2:11 am

    From St Augustine’s Confessions to the testimonies of RCIA candidates in our parishes, conversion stories have a power to fascinate and inspire. None more so in recent times than Night’s Bright Darkness: A Modern Conversion Story, a memoir by UK poet Sally Read. It details what happened to her during “nine electric months” that led The post From atheist to believer appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Ready for the street again
    by Debbie Cramsie on December 2, 2022 at 12:13 am

    After nearly dying from a serious illness, Fr Chris Riley is ready to return to helping kids living on the streets. However he and the charity he founded have different views on what that might mean In what many would regard as a near-miracle, Fr Chris Riley AM has beaten the odds and is on The post Ready for the street again appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Spare the Left-Overs
    by Francine & Byron Pirola on December 1, 2022 at 5:26 am

    It’s that time of year again – the season of joy and gluttony. By the time Christmas day is over, our refrigerator will be filled with yummy, delectable left-overs. Unfortunately, not all left-overs are so delicious. Too often in a marriage, instead of our best selves, we serve up the less than appetising left-overs. We The post Spare the Left-Overs appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • PARENTS: How to speak to your kids about sex and puberty
    by Guest Contributor on December 1, 2022 at 5:16 am

    By Karen Doyle Our children are growing up in the most hyper-sexualised, pornified and confusing moment in human history. Wherever they turn they are inundated with sexualised themes and messages about the human body, sexual intimacy and even the very meaning of sexuality itself. You only have to spend a few moments trying to choose The post PARENTS: How to speak to your kids about sex and puberty appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • New School Prayer for 70th Jubilee
    by Guest Contributor on December 1, 2022 at 4:30 am

    By Laura Jane Aulsebrook In 1952 Australia was celebrating a newly crowned young Queen, the first express train between Melbourne and Adelaide debuted, a loaf of bread cost the equivalent of 9 cents and a brand new school in Smithfield opened to 80 students in a one room school house run by three nuns. 70 The post New School Prayer for 70th Jubilee appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.