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Winter 2015

26 May 2015


Magazine

After the bounce

26 May 2015 | Robert Fedele

AFL umpires coach Hayden Kennedy has made a living out of playing by the rules. We speak to him about fairness on and off the field.


Online exclusive: Getting involved

26 May 2015 | Thea Kurniawan

How do we encourage young people to look beyond their own lives and get passionate about making a difference for others? We talk to Jarrad Stewart, the State Youth Coordinator for the St Vincent de Paul Society Western Australia. 


Sharing light in Uganda

26 May 2015 | Lauren Muscat

The life of a teenage girl in Mannya, Uganda, is very different to the life of a teenage girl in Australia. Wanting to support these girls so they might have more opportunities, teenager Sarah Kenworthy decided to turn to her community. 


Online exclusive: Caring for our common home

07 July 2015 |

Pope Francis released his much-awaited encyclical on the environment in June this year, entitled 'Laudato Si'. Australian Catholics has summed up some its key points.


House rules

26 May 2015 | Clare Deignan

We’ve all heard it. Some of us have used it. The desperate protest favoured by kids and teenagers: ‘It’s just not fair!’ But Australian psychologist and author Steve Biddulph says what’s really not fair is that today’s kids are being robbed of their childhoods by too much exposure to the adult world. 


Divine injustice

26 May 2015 | Peter Fleming

Was Jesus fair in the way he expected people to treat each other? 


Online exclusive: I am African and I am Australian

26 May 2015 | Anei Thou

Anei Thou, a refugee from Sudan, reflects on his family's refugee story and his hope for their future.


Environment status report

26 May 2015 | Thea Ormerod

Fairness isn’t only about our responsibility to each other – it’s also about our responsibility to future generations. Are Catholic communities doing enough for the environment? 

 


Investing during lean times

26 May 2015 | Michael McVeigh

Proposed changes to the federal government’s welfare system have been the subject of much debate over the last 12 months. We speak to Catholic Social Services Australia CEO Marcelle Mogg about what a fair social welfare system might look like. 


Explorations: Fairness and love

26 May 2015 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Fairness begins with a concern for our own needs and desires, and extends to being aware of the needs and desires of others and the needs of our society as a whole. But is there more to healthy community life than fairness?  


AC Classroom: Advance Australia fair

26 May 2015 | Neve Mahoney

If you were prime minister for a day, how would you make Australia a fairer place? 


Online exclusive: Speaking of gratitude when in Rome

12 August 2015 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

Fr Andrew Hamilton reflects on the gracious practice of 'please' and 'your welcome' in Italian culture.


Online exclusive: People of the morning

12 August 2015 | Michael McVeigh

Assuming God is still speaking to everyone in our world, how can we help people discover that voice?


A letter to Thomas Merton

26 May 2015 | Michael McGirr

I don’t know wether or not they have birthday cake in heaven but I am writing to wish you many happy returns for your 100th birthday this year.


Accompanying with love

26 May 2015 | Michele Gierck

When the next generation becomes the carers. 


The way, the truth and the fair go

26 May 2015 | Ann Rennie

Is the fair go in danger of being lost in contemporary Australia? 


Chief Magistrate Mum

26 May 2015 | Kate Moriarty

Order! Order! The Court of Mum is now in session. 


Behind the prayer: How's the serenity?

26 May 2015 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Australian Catholics  takes a look behind another popular prayer in the Catholic tradition.


Recipe: Middle Eastern tear-and-share board

26 May 2015 | Brendon D'Souza

Add some spice to your mealtime with this easy Middle Eastern tear-and-share board (with dips). 


Quiz: Check your privilege

26 May 2015 | Anna Watt

Before we can start working on building a fairer world, we should understand where disadvantage exists in our society. How socially aware are you? Try our quiz to find out. 


Playlist: Fair play

26 May 2015 | Monique Pueblos

This edition’s movie list is all about fair play. 


Trade built on relationships

26 May 2015 | Yazmine Lomax

Amy Cook, a Year 12 student at Padua College on the Mornington Peninsula, travelled to East Timor with a group of fellow students in 2014 as part of the school’s biannual immersion experience and relief mission. 


Beginner's guide to fair trade

26 May 2015 | William Warren

Can your spending choices really have a positive impact on people around the world? They can if the products you’re purchasing are fair trade products. Here are five more things you might not know about fair trade. 


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