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Fr Sam goes viral on TikTok

Not too long ago, Fr Sam French deleted his social media accounts and ditched his iPhone. Today, he’s reaching more than one million young people a month with viral videos about the priesthood and the Catholic faith. Source: The Catholic Weekly.


Stella Assange tells Francis of husband’s ‘cruel’ imprisonment

Stella Assange, the wife of imprisoned Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has described Pope Francis as a “massive moral protection” following her meeting with him last week. Source: The Tablet.

Books People

School changing the face of Tanzania gets booked 

After working at a school for underprivileged children in Tanzania for almost six years, Madeleine Kelly has returned to Adelaide, grateful for the life-changing experience and armed with her first published book. Source: The Southern Cross.

History People

Mary Glowrey Circle adds to legacy of pioneering doctor sister

Awareness of the life and legacy of Servant of God Dr Sr Mary Glowrey JMJ continues to grow with the recent launch by Archbishop Peter A Comensoli of the Mary Glowrey Circle. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Mercy People

How Divine Mercy changed one man’s life

It was the discovery of the writings of St Faustina and the messages of mercy given to her by Jesus that prompted Fr Chris Alar MIC’s journey to the priesthood. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Art People

Rock stars commemorate bond between their ancestors and Jesuits

Emerging Ngadjuri artists Adam and Elley Warrior have painted one of two huge rocks at Sevenhill winery, in South Australia’s Clare Valley, to commemorate the deep bond between the Jesuits and their own ancestors. Source: Australian Jesuits. 


Catholic professionals told work ‘a mode of prayer’

Cabrini Health’s Natasha Michael has encouraged a group of 200 Catholic professionals to surround themselves with “greatness of mind, greatness of heart, greatness of spirit”. Source: Melbourne Catholic.


Fr Bob, the ‘larrikin priest’, dies aged 88

Parishioners and powerbrokers alike have paid tribute to Catholic priest, social justice campaigner and media personality Fr Bob Maguire, who died yesterday at the age of 88. Source: The Age.


Speed dating, Catholic-style, a new way to get together

Recent studies show that online dating is one of the most popular ways couples meet each other, but some single Catholics are growing disillusioned with the digital world and searching for — or creating — other options. Source: OSV News.