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08 January 2014


Magazine

What we learn from the poor

08 January 2014 | Clare Deignan

Do we mission to the poor, or do they mission to us? In 2012, Lana Turvey left Australia to spend just over a year in Zambia working with Catholic Mission. It was in Zambia she witnessed what evangelisation truly is.


The DIY Catholic

08 January 2014 | Ray Cassin

 Father Bob Maguire says you can't evangelise unless you're out there getting your hands dirty.


Louder than words

08 January 2014 | Nadine Rabah

Alicia Deak prefers to let her actions do all the talking when it comes to her faith.


The recipe for a thriving parish

08 January 2014 | Clare Deignan

With the election of Pope Francis, parish priests have noticed an increase in Mass attendance. After decades of waning attendance numbers, this news is heartening, but keeping parishioners returning week after week based on papal enthusiasm could prove to be difficult. So what's a parish to do? 


Meredith’s ‘other dimension

08 January 2014 | Michael McVeigh

The organisers wouldn't call it 'God', but the Nolan family's influence on the Meredith Music Festival has helped make it something more than just a concert for those who go each year.


A Hail Mary away from victory

08 January 2014 | Gavin Abraham

 Can sport be used to get children excited about religion? A group of teachers in New South Wales decided to find out.


Letting your light shine

08 January 2014 | Aoife Connors

The first-ever Australian Catholic Youth Festival proved a roaring success - with an emphasis on the 'roaring'.


In the Church with Pope Francis

08 January 2014 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Everyone knows that Pope Francis is different. When he was elected no one would have expected the new Pope to go back to the guest house with the other Cardinals in a bus or to celebrate Holy Thursday at the Juvenile Gaol, let alone wash the feet of young men and women, Muslim and Christian, with tattoos and without.


AC Classroom: Stories of hope - Maxine

08 January 2014 |

How does someone break out of a destructive lifestyle? The following is an extract from Stories of Hope, a new book from the Melbourne Archdiocesan Office for Evangelisation.


News feature: Crimes against God and the State

08 January 2014 | Michael McVeigh

Deputy Chair of the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry Frank McGuire MP says he was inspired in his efforts by the strength and courage of victims and their families to bring those who abused their trust to justice.


A letter to: A new teacher

08 January 2014 | Michael McGirr

Dear Pat, Congratulations on your first full-time job as a teacher.


Editorial: Keeping it real

08 January 2014 | Michael McVeigh

A lot of Catholics don’t feel comfortable with the word ‘evangelisation’. It evokes images of people singing their praises to God, and talking about God’s love for them.


Unguarded moments: How will they know if we really love them?

08 January 2014 | Ann Rennie

Evangelisation isn't just about preaching the Gospel. It's about living it in every interaction.


The playlist

08 January 2014 | Helena Cassin and Rebecca Gauci

Young journalists Helena Cassin and Rebecca Gauci look at whether we can find God in some popular Hollywood movies.


Our friend Pope Francis

08 January 2014 | Yazmine Lomax and Niamh Pillinger

Just what impact has Pope Francis had on people's views of the Church over the last 12 months? We asked some of the young people at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival for their views.


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