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Winter 2016

31 May 2016


Magazine

Online exclusive: The iron nun

17 August 2016 | Clare Deignan

Sister Madonna Buder never runs a race alone. She has competed in more than 360 triathlons, 45 Ironman competitions and more marathons than she can remember. The sister from the USA says she just does her best and lets God carry her the rest of the way.


Finding a new path

31 May 2016 | Robert Fedele

A unique education course offered by Australian Catholic University is helping disadvantaged people from across the country reclaim their lives.


Popping the bubble: Waking up to climate change

31 May 2016 | Clare Deignan


Last year Pope Francis released his encyclical Laudato Si’ (On Care for our common home) and placed protecting the planet and its people as a top priority of Catholic social teaching. Catholic Earthcare Australia, the ecological agency of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference founded in 2002, applauded the Pope’s work. To aid his efforts, Catholic Earthcare recently created a workshop to engage youth with Laudato Si’ and inspire them to take action. Tess Corkish is the Youth Engagement Officer at Catholic Earthcare and leads the Laudato Si’ youth workshops.


Under an orange sky

31 May 2016 | Beth Doherty

The 2016 Young Australians of the Year – Nick Marchesi and Lucas Patchett – first became passionate about social justice when they were students at St Joseph’s College in Brisbane. With the Orange Sky Laundry, they have found a way to make a real difference in the lives of homeless Australians.


AC Classroom: Dreaming of a different future

31 May 2016 | Kate Mani

What do you do when a program you believe in is threatened with closure?


St James reminds the Church of its mission

31 May 2016 | Peter Fleming

The mercy of God must lead us to mercy between people.


Mercy prayer: Group prayer for peace

31 May 2016 |

This prayer is to be done in a group setting. The process is based on that used by the Christian Life Community, an Ignatian prayer movement. It has been adapted to focus on Pope John Paul II’s ‘Prayer for peace’.


Explorations: Justice and compassion

31 May 2016 | Andrew Hamilton

Social justice is about more than offering charity. It’s asking questions about why people are in need in the first place.


A letter to a runner

31 May 2016 | Michael McGirr

Dear David Rudisha,

I am writing to wish you well for the Olympic Games coming up shortly in Rio. It hardly seems four years since you blitzed the field to win the 800m men’s final in London, 2012. That event has been hailed as one of the great races of history. Every competitor broke the previous world record.


Editorial: Mercy in social justice

31 May 2016 | Michael McVeigh

In this, the third in our Year of Mercy editions for 2016, 
we look at mercy in social justice.


The March of mercy

31 May 2016 | Brian Doyle

Who deserves mercy?


Home Truths: Mercy me

31 May 2016 | Kate Moriarty

Sometimes I feel like I have to wait for my children to move out before I can become a holy person. Or a sane person.


Unguarded moments: Unfeasible love

31 May 2016 | Ann Rennie

Mercy isn’t about ticking boxes.


Can love make a way to justice?

31 May 2016 | Brigidine Sister Jane Keogh

The Love Makes A Way movement has seen Christians across the country take part in sit-in protests in the offices of politicians from both major political parties. Their objective is to bring to an end to the offshore detention of people who seek asylum in Australia. The protesters risk arrest and imprisonment to be heard. We asked Brigidine Sister Jane Keogh to share what it was like to be one of them.


Mercy notes: Mercy in social justice

31 May 2016 | Peter Fleming

Social justice is a globalised form of mercy.


Recipe Vegetable and cashew korma

31 May 2016 | Brendon ‘The Smiling Chef’ D’Souza

When the weather gets cooler, it’s time to cook with some bold spicy flavours and hearty vegetables. This vegetable and cashew korma will put a smile on your face this winter.


The Corporal Works of Mercy (in Steven Spielberg movies)

31 May 2016 | Nicola Nemaric and Thea Kurniawan

The Catholic Church has traditionally encouraged us to understand, meditate upon and follow the practice of merciful love by dividing works of mercy into two kinds: corporal (bodily) and spiritual. The corporal works of mercy are acts through which we help our neighbours with their material and physical needs.


Playlist: Justice and mercy

31 May 2016 | Sinead Goodfellow

Helping you find a passion for justice.


My first social justice experience

31 May 2016 | Various

We asked members of our young writers’ community to share their first experiences of social justice.


A just immersion

31 May 2016 | Anna Watt

Ensuring our interactions with communities in need are positive ones.

 


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