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Articles in both Ukrainian and English by Bishop Peter Stasiuk, Which have been published in Church and Life

Bishop Peter: Don’t Give up on God

They promote less engagement in society and with friends and are in fact egocentric.

Christianity and the church are under attack. In Australia the recent euthanasia debate and the same sex marriage discussions have all put focus on religion itself. We live in a world of secularism where people are increasingly materialistic, and self-centred. ...

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Bishop Peter’s Easter Message

Bishop Peter

Christ is Risen. Indeed He is Risen. My soul is consumed with longing for your law at all times. (Ps. 119:20) Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, In the 119th Psalm, we are reminded that God’s Law is a liberating ...

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Understanding Prayer

How to pray

The key to a relationship with God is to be united to the original divine relationship – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In other words it is a relationship with the Holy Trinity. In the old catechisms, ...

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Eugene Cherwick (1936-2017)

Eugene Cherwick /© heptytskyinstitute.ca

Allow me to introduce to you an outstanding Ukrainian Catholic layman and friend. On April 2, 2017 Eugene Cherwick returned to his maker in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada. He left behind his wife Lillian, and a large family of children, and ...

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Ukrainian Catholics are unique

“Ukrainian Catholics in their total faith experience are on a journey from birth till the entry into eternal life” – Bishop Peter /© catholicukes.org.au

Ukrainian Catholics look at life and God in a different manner to others. We experience church from another perspective as well. While we may all be Christians, or even Catholics, our approach to God and the church is unique. Perhaps ...

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Fr Aleksander Men (1935-1990)

Fr Aleksander Men

Fr. Aleksander Men was a Russian Orthodox priest, a biblical scholar and a very prolific writer, –  writes Bisop Peter in Church and Life. He was born in Moscow to a Jewish family. He was, however, baptised six months later ...

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We have The Catechism: What next?

Bishop Peter at book launch of Christ- Our Pascha

From the perspective of church history, the “catechism” has a past which is fairly well known. The beginnings of the style of book which we call the catechism had its beginning in the 16th century with Martin Luther’s 1529 Small ...

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