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  • 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.

  • Simcha Fisher: I threw out half my books and I’m ok
    by Simcha Fisher on July 25, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    It’s trendy to talk about your hopelessly neurotic relationship with books. People love to share memes about how they just can’t stop buying more books even though they haven’t read the last books they have. It’s not my favorite schtick, but at least it’s better than the people who, to prove their love of books, The post Simcha Fisher: I threw out half my books and I’m ok appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Conversion, partnerships will drive mission in the new evangelisation, says expert
    by Peter Rosengren on July 25, 2021 at 4:39 am

    It’s a time for priests and parishioners to partner in a new evangelisation, Wagga priests were told as they gathered on 20 July. The post Conversion, partnerships will drive mission in the new evangelisation, says expert appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Mark Shea: Wokeness
    by Mark Shea on July 24, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Americans who self-identify as “Faithful Conservative Catholics” have united around the dogma that “Wokeness” (meaning a renewed conviction that racism is evil and must be resisted) is contemptible and laughable—and I can’t understand why. Scripture, after all, is chockablock with calls to awaken.  The Psalms cry, “Awake, my soul!” Joel calls his spiritually inert people The post Mark Shea: Wokeness appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Australia’s bishops respond to Francis’s motu proprio on the Latin Mass
    by Anna Krohn on July 23, 2021 at 8:26 am

    The arrival of Pope Francis’s motu proprio on the Latin Mass issued on 16 July has been greeted over this last week with some confusion and bewilderment. Uncertainty This is not surprising.  The motu proprio, Traditionis Custodes – On the Use of the Roman Liturgy Prior to the Reform of 1970, arrived at time when The post Australia’s bishops respond to Francis’s motu proprio on the Latin Mass appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Tributes flow for Mike Bailey
    by Michael Kenny on July 23, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Veteran television and radio presenter Mike Bailey OAM has been fondly remembered for his great human decency, selfless charity work and unfailing commitment to his family and Catholic faith at his Requiem Mass in Mortlake. Mr Bailey, who worked in the Chancery office for the Archdiocese of Sydney until last year, died on 20 June The post Tributes flow for Mike Bailey appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Philippa Martyr: So, what about the new Mass?
    by Philippa Martyr on July 23, 2021 at 12:55 am

    It looks like Pope Francis not only reads The Catholic Weekly, but reads my column. Just two weeks ago, I said that he was planning to amend access to the Latin Mass, but I said he never does anything quickly. So of course the Holy Father immediately said, ‘That’s the last straw! I’ll show that The post Philippa Martyr: So, what about the new Mass? appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Reflections from the Catholic Weekly’s oldest reader
    by Debbie Cramsie on July 23, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Faith’s been the foundation for Gabriella’s Century God is Number One for 100 year-old reader who recalls how she and her husband escaped war-torn Europe to find a new life Down Under Centenarian Gabriella May could be The Catholic Weekly’s oldest and most loyal reader. At 100-years-young, the retired Coffs Harbour resident has been reading The post Reflections from the Catholic Weekly’s oldest reader appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.