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Magazine Features

Monsignor Romero: The voice of the voiceless

Michele Gierck | 06 Feb 2018

Romero illustrationThe military in El Salvador might have made Oscar Romero a martyr, but they could never silence him.


A global peace movement

Kaitlyn Fasso-Opie | 06 Feb 2018

Ban the bomb peace symbolThe International Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was the winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Many may not be aware that the campaign began in Australia. We talk to one of the founders, Tilman Ruff, about how the campaign was first launched. 


Prophetic Australian Catholic women

Tatiana Kurniawan | 06 Feb 2018

Glass icon dedicated to Sr Irene McCormackMost people know of Australia’s first saint Mary MacKillop, but there are other Australian Catholic women who have also lived prophetic lives. We asked one of our young writers, Tatiana Kurniawan, to share some of their stories.


Catholic women forging pathways

Francine Crimmins | 06 Feb 2018

Catholic Women's Mentoring logoThe Catholic Women's Mentoring Program is helping young women find professional role models.


Speaking up 
for the Land Down Under

Jemimah McMurray | 06 Feb 2018

Today it’s common practice to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Land and publicly pay respect to elders past, present, and emerging. But when it comes to managing the environment, do we actually listen to them? 


More Stories

Olivia keeps on swimming

Emilie Ng | 06 Feb 2018

Olivia HargroderYoung Australian of the Year nominee Olivia Hargroder is talented, determined and a fierce advocate for Australians with Down Syndrome. 


Voices from the margins

Michael McVeigh | 06 Feb 2018

poem from childabuseroyalcommission.gov.auThese are the voices of Australia’s conscience. Do we have the courage to listen to them? 


At the service of your peers: advice for student leaders

Jack Stammers | 06 Feb 2018

As the 2018 school year kicks off, a former school leader offers some advice for this year's cohort.


Soup and solidarity

Kate Mani | 06 Feb 2018

Soup vanFor Vinnies volunteers, their time on the soup van is as much about the conversation and company as it is about the food that's shared. 


Video: Prophetic leadership (with 2018 Marist school leaders)

 | 06 Feb 2018

Young female student leaderStudent leaders from Marist schools across Australia share their thoughts about prophetic leadership, some of their role models, and what they're hoping to achieve as leaders in their own school this year.


Pope Francis' High 5

 | 06 Feb 2018

Pope FrancisThe fifth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis is in March. We take a look at the five most prophetic moments of his pontificate so far.


Where to from now? Following on from the Royal Commission

Fatima Measham | 06 Feb 2018

Francis SullivanOn 15 December 2017 the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse handed its final report to the Australian Government. In January, Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council (TJHC), the body coordinating the Catholic Church's response, spoke with Eureka Street Consulting Editor Fatima Measham about next steps for the Church. The following is an abridged version of the interview.


Spending time at the foot of the Cross

Susie Hii | 06 Feb 2018

St Luke painting the Crucifixion artworkWhen I was young, during Lent, every Friday, I went to church and took part in the Stations of the Cross with the congregation, feeling deep sorrow for Jesus. As I grew older, I became afraid of the Cross. 


The Romero Prayer

Bishop Ken Untener | 06 Feb 2018

Illustration of dove of peaceThis prayer was composed by Bishop Ken Untener of Saginaw, drafted for a homily by Cardinal John Dearden in November 1979 for a celebration of departed priests. It is often and widely shared as 'The Oscar Romero Prayer'. While Archbishop Romero never uttered these words, the prayer itself is a powerful summary of his legacy, and the legacy of all prophetic voices in the Church. 


Fake news

Dana Sutherland | 06 Feb 2018

fun illustration of young man with a question mark thought bubblePope Francis has dedicated this year's World Communications Day message to the issue of 'fake news'. We asked one of our young writers to explore why it's an important issue.

 


Regular features

Holy Thursday with the Neatmans

Kate Moriarty | 06 Feb 2018

Home truths-illustration of exasperated woman at holy comnunionA lesson in patience. 


St John the Baptist

Peter Fleming | 06 Feb 2018

St John the BaptistSt John the Baptist was a prophetic saint, from the womb to the tomb. 


Voices from above

Ann Rennie | 06 Feb 2018

Tall grasses blow in the wind at duskWhat the world needs now is voices that fly above and beyond agenda and spin and rift and tit for tat. 


A letter to Martin Luther King Jr

Staff | 06 Feb 2018

Dr Martin Luther King JrFifty years have passed since Dr Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated – a crime that still resonates today.


Quiz: Biblical prophets

Staff | 06 Feb 2018

Q&A biblical prophetsHow much do you know about the Biblical prophets?


Movie prophets

Nieve Walton | 06 Feb 2018

People with microphone illustrationDoing God's work in the movies. 


Recipe: Apple and Raspberry Bircher Pots

Brendon D'Souza | 06 Feb 2018

raspeberriesApple and Raspberry Bircher Pots are a great timesaver when it comes to brekkie.


2018 Young Journalist Award: Voices of hope

 | 06 Feb 2018

Young Journalist Award logoWith the support of Australian Catholic University, Australian Catholics is giving students in Catholic schools around the country the opportunity to get their writing published and win great prizes in our 2018 Young Journalist Award. 


Messengers of God

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ | 06 Feb 2018

Prophet HannahThe Old Testament prophets spoke out when society had gone down the wrong track, and moved away from God's plan for the Jewish people. Today's prophetic voices do much the same thing.