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A family that does justice

31 Oct 2016 | Clare Deignan

Earlier this year we interviewed Tess Corkish, an impassioned young social justice activist working for Catholic Earthcare. When we heard her mother, a parish secretary in Sydney, was arrested protesting at a coal port in Newcastle we decided to get in touch with the family again to see where their spirit of activism comes from. 


A pro-life voice in the public square

31 Oct 2016 | Clare Deignan

In Australia, the space for pro-life views has been shrinking. Little space is given to abortion in the media, while in states like Victoria and Tasmania, anti-protest laws mean that even prayer vigils outside abortion clinics are now illegal.


Saint John XXIII’s Church Of Mercy

31 Oct 2016 | Peter Fleming

‘See everything, overlook a great deal, correct a little.’ Merciful words, unburdening words; wouldn’t we all like to be seen and ‘corrected’ that way? The speaker, Pope Saint John XXIII, was the embodiment of mercy in the Church in the 20th century. 


Interview: 'A family that does justice'

31 Oct 2016 |

Earlier this year we interviewed Tess Corkish, an impassioned young social justice activist working for Catholic Earthcare. When we heard her mother, a parish secretary in Sydney, was arrested protesting at a coal port in Newcastle we decided to get in touch with the family again to see where their spirit of activism comes from. The following is their full interview with Australian Catholics magazine.


Online exclusive: The iron nun

17 Aug 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.


The kujika from Yanyuwa

17 Aug 2016 | Dinelle Hettiarachchi

Malarndirri McCarthy is an award winning journalist who was elected to the senate in July this year. She was kind enough to take spend some time on the line with us during our internship week in May, and we had some questions for her about her career and her Indigenous heritage.


The land beyond the horizon

17 Aug 2016 | Superanse Nduwarugira

Jefry, a refugee from West Papua, made a dangerous crossing to Australia when he was just 16 years old. Now settled in Australia, he is studying a Masters in Engineering and volunteering at a Fitzroy mission house. He now shares his story in schools, to give an insight into the lives of refugees in Australia. Our young editors interviewed him during their week at Australian Catholics.

 


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.


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.


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