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A field guide to meditation

29 Jan 2015 | Clare Deignan and Fr John Dupuche

A lecturer on meditation at Catholic Theological College and the coordinator of School of Prayer with the Melbourne Archdiocese’s Office for Evangelisation, Fr John Dupuche gave us eight tips on using meditation to create peace in your mind and heart.


Working to live

28 May 2014 | Ray Cassin

Geraldine Hughes says while unions have been under attack in recent times, they remain a vital protection for workers bearing the brunt of a system that sees them less as human beings and more as costs to be cut or productivity outcomes to be increased. 


Respect

28 May 2014 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Respect is an important but sometimes puzzling concept. Like a form of currency, we feel entitled to it for ourselves and others, but can earn or lose it by our actions. Yet even the most morally bankrupt of us have an innate dignity as human beings that can never be lost. Respect, then, is a starting point for all our relationships.


News feature: The end of homelessness?

03 Mar 2014 | Ray Cassin

With just a small amount of investment, we could provide better support to people on the streets and help bring an end to homelessness, says Victorian VincentCare CEO John Blewonski.


Laughter in heaven

03 Mar 2014 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Does God laugh? Does God have a sense of humour? Can God take a joke? Strange questions, we might think, if we feel ourselves to be swimming in a sea of blue jokes and cynical comedians.


In the Church with Pope Francis

08 Jan 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.


News feature: Crimes against God and the State

08 Jan 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.


AC Classroom: Stories of hope - Maxine

08 Jan 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.


AC in the classroom: Understanding human trafficking

08 Oct 2013 |

These exercises aim to help students articulate a definition of human trafficking and explore some of the complexity of the issue. They are a part of a set of resources developed for schools by the Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans.


News feature: Frank conversations to tackle abuse

01 Aug 2013 | Michael McVeigh

Professor Maria Harries brings 45 years of experience working with victims of sexual abuse to her new position on the Truth, Justice and Healing Council. She says the Catholic Church needs to have a frank encounter with the realities of sexual abuse, and its response to the Royal Commission is just one aspect of that encounter.


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