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Why art matters in church

18 Feb 2013 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Why art matters in churchWhen we think of art in churches we think of statues, paintings and stained glass windows, all of which are standard fixtures in places of worship. But artworks have also often caused controversy.


The Pope who confounded expectations

18 Feb 2013 | Ray Cassin

The Pope who confounded expectationsPope Benedict XVI is not the first person to have won praise for quitting his job. What is unusual in the Pope's case is that the praise is sincerely meant - it isn't a backhand way of saying that he didn't do his job well.


AC in the classroom: Getting in the picture

18 Feb 2013 | Geraldine Martin

Art has changed from century to century and from artist to artist. But the basic theme remains - to communicate to an audience and to express a personal philosophy of life.


Bodies ‘r’ us

07 Jan 2013 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Bodies 'r' usOur bodies are the means by which we experience God and the world around us. Sometimes it is through the joy of running in the park, or a physical connection with someone we love. Other times, it happens through the pain of sickness and frailty. To respect and look after our bodies is to treasure God's precious gift to us.


Indigenous missions

18 Dec 2012 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Indigenous missionsThere are many ways of seeing missions. Catholics describe the heroism of men and women who leave their own lands to bring the gift of faith to people who have never heard of Christ.


Faith as a journey

24 Sep 2012 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Faith as a journeyPilgrimages have been a central part of the Catholic faith since its earliest days. The physical journeys we take in the name of Christ mirror and enhance the spiritual journeys we take as we seek to follow His example.


Catholics and the environment

02 Aug 2012 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Catholics and the environmentDiscussion of the environment can be a turn off. The topic is vast and complicated, and it raises high passions.


The Church and education

01 May 2012 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

The Church and educationCatholic education has changed significantly since Jesus' followers set out into the world to teach people about faith. As it continues to evolve, diversify and respond to the times, its deeper aspects remain.


A vocation to god

05 Mar 2012 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

A vocation to godWhen Jesus called people to follow him, they were asked to give up the worldly things they prized in order to give themselves fully to something far greater. Since that time, religious vocations have been about providing an example for society of what is truly meaningful in our lives.


How to be good

13 Dec 2011 | Brian Doyle

How to be goodFirst, pick up your wet towel and at least, for heavenssake, hang it up to dry.


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