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  • Lending a hand in Wilcannia
    by Marilyn Rodrigues on September 16, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Bishop Macbeth-Green welcomed It was hearing that people in Wilcannia felt they were being left alone in their time of need that prompted Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green to get off the phone and figure out a way to offer whatever help he could. The tiny outback community in the New South Wales far west had recorded The post Lending a hand in Wilcannia appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Priorities: reach out to the hurt, focus on marriage
    by Staff Writers on September 16, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Last week, The Catholic Weekly spoke to Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP regarding his hopes for the first assembly. This week, we speak to two female members who are in the midst of their final preparations for the upcoming Plenary Council. The last Plenary Council was in 1937. Why do you think it is important we The post Priorities: reach out to the hurt, focus on marriage appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Can Brisbane imagine more for its Olympic ceremonies?
    by Anthony McCarthy on September 16, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Globally, the most viewed Olympic events are not the sports but the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.  With the Olympians now back home and the Paralympics just concluded, it’s timely to reflect on what has and hasn’t worked previously for the ceremonies and how Brisbane might approach what will be vital events for Australia. Firstly, forging The post Can Brisbane imagine more for its Olympic ceremonies? appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Families to flock to online Holy Hour in lockdown
    by Michael Kenny on September 16, 2021 at 6:41 am

    Families across Sydney and beyond are warmly invited to an online Holy Hour on 30 September, which organisers hope will help unite the community in prayer for all those suffering in the COVID-19 lockdown. Led by the Sydney Centre for Evangelisation’s Parish Renewal team, the online event will be held via Zoom from 7-8:30pm, on The post Families to flock to online Holy Hour in lockdown appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Looking up in lockdown
    by Judi Prasser on September 16, 2021 at 6:07 am

    We’ve just had R U OK? Day and, as lockdown seems to lag on, I think we’ve all become pretty familiar with having the ‘bad days’. On one of my own bad days, as I was going for a short drive (disclaimer: less than 5kms away, to get groceries), I drove past a bus shelter The post Looking up in lockdown appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • 30 fun lockdown activities
    by Debbie Cramsie on September 16, 2021 at 6:02 am

    Need some ideas to keep the whole family entertained while stuck inside these holidays? Read on! 1. Build a fort Many of us will remember the fun of being a kid and creating a blanket fort, this is the perfect time to recreate that fun with our kids. Find an open space and some stools The post 30 fun lockdown activities appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Raising hands for Afghanistan
    by Michael Kenny on September 16, 2021 at 5:54 am

    Lawyer, teacher and womens’ rights advocate Hava Rezaie knows first-hand what life is like under the Taliban in Afghanistan. As Director of the Office for Womens’ Affairs in Afghanistan for 10 years, she campaigned for an end to women being treated as second class citizens under the Taliban in a climate in which domestic violence The post Raising hands for Afghanistan appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Blessing and Angel Meals for needy Families
    by Guest Contributor on September 16, 2021 at 5:47 am

    By Bernadette Bridle In the words of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, “Never see a need without doing something about it.” This is exactly what family educators and their communities across the Sydney Archdiocese strive to achieve and bring to life through their blessing and angel meals. These meals are made by various members The post Blessing and Angel Meals for needy Families appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • Dating game rules for young players
    by Jo Hayes on September 16, 2021 at 4:32 am

    A trifecta of Public Service Announcements for my younger Catholic sisters: Do not live your 20’s as though it’s a race to the altar. Date lots of men (and lots of different types of men). Dating is better (and more fun) in your 30’s. You’re welcome. Now, I’ll be the first to acknowledge that this The post Dating game rules for young players appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.

  • God is always present
    by Fr Yuhanna Azize on September 16, 2021 at 1:33 am

    To sense the presence of God always and everywhere is the essence of Maronite spirituality. The knowledge that His hands always hold us, His eyes are always upon us, and His ears always hear us, is the unstated assumption of the Maronite religious culture. This is why Maronite villages are decorated, at every corner, with The post God is always present appeared first on The Catholic Weekly.