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Easter

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Easter: the death of death

What is Easter? For people of faith it is the high point of the year; for some it is simply an extended long weekend. How many of us really believe that it lasts for 50 days? That’s 50 days to receive the gift of new life and integrate it more deeply into all aspects of our lives; 50 days as God’s holy people to make sure the new life that transforms us allows us to make a difference in the church and the world.

Schools Schools

Palm Sunday celebrations

Students at St Francis Xavier's Regional Catholic School, Wynn Vale, had two special visitors join them in their Palm Sunday celebrations this week.

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Church must adapt to changing times: Coleridge

As the number of sporting events and other activities on Good Friday increases, the president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, says the Church needs to celebrate Easter in a way that “attracts people and speaks to their heart”.

Opinion

Keeping the holy in holiday

Every Easter there seems to be a further encroachment into the sacredness of the season as a result of decisions on shopping hours, sporting events, entertainment and other secular activities.

Opinion

The victory of love

Easter is almost upon us. On April 14 we begin the Easter Triduum (pronounced trid-you-oom), the most important three days in the Church’s year, when we celebrate the mystery of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection.