Have you ever uttered these words, or heard them on the lips of another parishioner as you arrived for Sunday Mass to find young parents with white-clad infant in arms, obviously ready to celebrate the sacrament of baptism?
Writing in Eureka Street, a publication of the Australian Jesuits, Dr Rachel Woodlock argues governments should not be in the business of issuing marriage certificates, rather it should determine who has the legal right to enter into secular, contractual arrangements protecting assets and guardianship matters.
I retired from the ABC last December. My last six years were on radio, five doing Mornings and then one on Drive. Before that I’d worked for almost three decades in television current affairs, everything from BTN to Four Corners. I started with 'Aunty' in the early '80s. I’m now in my early 60s and it seemed like the right time to step away from it all.
'Every young person is worth more than all the gold in the world.' This quote from Cardinal Joseph Cardijn, the Belgian priest who founded the Young Catholic Workers movement in 1924, could not be more apt when you look at the front page story of the young South Australians helping to feed the homeless in our city.
Analysing the sacrament of reconciliation and how it enables us to come face to face with God's loving mercy and forgiveness.
After attending the footy at Adelaide Oval recently, my husband and I were confronted by a middle-aged man sitting in the corner of the driveway to the office carpark
I’m sure we are all aware of the scandal surrounding the now infamous Don Dale juvenile detention centre in Darwin.
Not long after I started working for the Archdiocese in 2009, I received a letter from a very devout Catholic lady called Therese whose beloved two-year-old grandson Jack had recently died from a brain tumour.
When it comes to the Catholic Church taking part in public debate on topical issues, it’s often a case of ‘damned if you do, damned if you don’t’.