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Autumn 2018

05 February 2018


Magazine

Monsignor Romero: The voice of the voiceless

05 February 2018 | Michele Gierck

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


A global peace movement

05 February 2018 | Kaitlyn Fasso-Opie

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

05 February 2018 | Tatiana Kurniawan

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.


Olivia keeps on swimming

05 February 2018 | Emilie Ng

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


Where to from now? Following on from the Royal Commission

05 February 2018 | Fatima Measham

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.


Catholic women forging pathways

05 February 2018 | Francine Crimmins

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


Pope Francis' High 5

05 February 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.


Soup and solidarity

05 February 2018 | Kate Mani

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. 


Speaking up 
for the Land Down Under

05 February 2018 | Jemimah McMurray

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? 


Video: Prophetic leadership (with 2018 Marist school leaders)

05 February 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.


Messengers of God

05 February 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

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.


Voices from the margins

05 February 2018 | Michael McVeigh

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

05 February 2018 | Jack Stammers

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


Voices from above

05 February 2018 | Ann Rennie

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. 


St John the Baptist

05 February 2018 | Peter Fleming

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


A letter to Martin Luther King Jr

05 February 2018 | Staff

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


Spending time at the foot of the Cross

05 February 2018 | Susie Hii

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

05 February 2018 | Bishop Ken Untener

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. 


Holy Thursday with the Neatmans

05 February 2018 | Kate Moriarty

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


Movie prophets

05 February 2018 | Nieve Walton

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


Quiz: Biblical prophets

05 February 2018 | Staff

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


Recipe: Apple and Raspberry Bircher Pots

05 February 2018 | Brendon D'Souza

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


Fake news

05 February 2018 | Dana Sutherland

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.

 


2018 Young Journalist Award: Voices of hope

05 February 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.