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The Creator Spirit and me

18 Dec 2012 | Evelyn Parkin

The Creator Spirit and meMy name is Evelyn Parkin. I was born and raised on North Stradbroke Island. I am writing about my relationship with the Creator Spirit of Aboriginal Spirituality who I believe is also the same God who speaks to me through my Christian faith. I will try to explain these two spiritual beliefs.


Editorial

17 Dec 2012 | Michael McVeigh

At the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council Assembly in Melbourne last October, one of the attendees got up and spoke about the story of William Cooper.


Unguarded moments: Hearing the truth of Indigenous stories

17 Dec 2012 | Ann Rennie

The Australian Indigenous story has many chapters, some coloured with discovery and some blacked out with dispossession, some heartwarming and some heartbreaking, some hidden and some heralded.


Editorial

12 Dec 2012 | Michael McVeigh

A lecturer was speaking to his students about faith. The lecturer, an atheist, said that faith was irrational. If God created everything in the universe, then God must have created evil. If that is the case, then God must be evil, and religious people must be wrong about God's nature.


Unguarded moments: Living the good life

12 Dec 2012 | Ann Rennie

There's a big difference between the 'good life' we're sold in commercials, and the good life God calls us to live.


Editorial

23 Sep 2012 | Michael McVeigh

In the Christmas edition of Australian Catholics, we look at why Catholics go on pilgrimages in search of God.


Unguarded moments: Going away to go home

23 Sep 2012 | Ann Rennie

In the Middle Ages the idea of a pilgrimage was to travel to a shrine or renowned place of worship. This was usually undertaken on foot, in a group, and is well documented via the colourful characters found in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.


Editorial: What makes a good education?

30 Apr 2012 | Fatima Measham

The conversation regarding our schools has been enlivened in recent years by advancements in technology, the publication of searchable NAPLAN results, the nationalisation of the curriculum, and the Gonski review of school funding.


A letter to: Fr Schneider

30 Apr 2012 | Michael McGirr

Dear Fr Schneider,
I know you won't be looking for this letter as it is not in your nature to ask for praise or thanks. Maybe I need to write it more than you need to read it.


Unguarded moments: At the heart of learning

30 Apr 2012 | Ann Rennie

I loved school. I loved my school, in particular, the school that saw me through from six-year old prep to 18-year old prefect. This was one of the places I learned to be me, to make life-long friends, to build my faith, to believe that the world was waiting for me to take my place in it.


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