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    Four days in the elements

    Michele Gierck |  Following a group of students from St Ignatius College, Geelong, as they grow more in tune with each other and the environment as part of their Outdoor and Environmental Studies subject.
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    Welcome to Bethlehem

    Nieve Walton |  Ever wondered what it might have been like to be there at the first Christmas? An annual event tries to bring the Nativity scene to life with an immersive production involving hundreds of volunteers.
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    Journeying with the Catholic Church

    Michael McVeigh |  Australian Catholics has been an important part of the Catholic Church life over its 25-year history. Here are some memorable moments in that journey.
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Magazine Features

Creative responses to the abuse crisis

Michael McVeigh | 11 Nov 2018

Fr Hans ZollnerFr Hans Zollner SJ talks about the Church's international response to the abuse crisis, and what can be done to better engage with victims and survivors in Australia. 


Silent Night: The origins of a classic Christmas tune

Lawrence Brazier | 11 Nov 2018

This year, one of the world’s most loved Christmas hymns turns 200. Few, however, might know the story of how it came to be composed.


Pray with Pope Francis

 | 11 Nov 2018

Each month, the Pope puts forward a prayer intention and asks Catholics around the world to join him in prayer.


Four days in the elements

Michele Gierck | 10 Nov 2018

Following a group of students from St Ignatius College, Geelong, as they grow more in tune with each other and the environment as part of their Outdoor and Environmental Studies subject.


Connecting with God through sport

Tracey Edstein | 10 Nov 2018

Sport and faith were passions for Helene O’Neill from an early age. But it was only later in life that she saw the fruitfulness in bringing them together.


Welcome to Bethlehem

Nieve Walton | 10 Nov 2018

Ever wondered what it might have been like to be there at the first Christmas? An annual event tries to bring the Nativity scene to life with an immersive production involving hundreds of volunteers.


Conversations Catholics need to have

Michael McVeigh | 10 Nov 2018

Fr Timothy RadcliffeDominican author and theologian Fr Timothy Radcliffe was in Australia earlier this year, speaking to staff in a number of Catholic schools. Australian Catholics editor Michael McVeigh sat down with him to talk about faith, education and how we might better open up conversations as Catholics.


In tune with the Holy Spirit

Tracey Edstein | 10 Nov 2018

Peter KearneyPeter Kearney is a self-taught musician and composer, who uses his song-writing as a form of prayer.


More Stories

Strands of spirituality in the Catholic church

Margaret-Mary Flynn | 09 Nov 2018

dove symbolAustralian Catholics explores some of the more well-known pathways that people take to connect with God.


Finding your spiritual guide

Nevie Peters | 09 Nov 2018

candleWhat type of spirituality suits you? Take this quiz to see if any of the major schools of spituality might be a good starting point for you.


Finding a retreat centre

 | 09 Nov 2018

Having first read about the different strands of spirituality, here’s a guide to help you find a spiritual retreat that might best suit you.


How do you communion?

Michele Frankeni | 11 Nov 2018

For us Catholics, the Eucharist belongs to us all. The sacrament is special, but we don’t have to be special to receive it.


Sport and Christian joy

Fr Paul A McGavin | 11 Nov 2018

sport iconsCan sports bring us closer to God? Pope Francis certainly thinks so.


Finding God in community

James O'Brien | 30 Oct 2018

CLC is a lay community and public world association of women and men shaped by the spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola. It is a way of Christian life for people drawn to attend to the presence of God in their lives.


Breathing with God

Thea Kurniawan | 10 Nov 2018

Bringing together music, scripture and meditative repetition, Taizé prayers have become more popular in recent years, particularly among younger Catholics.


Regular features

Setting some new KPIs

 | 11 Nov 2018

As we look towards the new year, perhaps we need to set ourselves some new goals so we can work towards everyday holiness.


The enormous Little Flower

Peter Fleming | 10 Nov 2018

Despite her nickname, there was little that was small or insignificant about St Therese of Lisieux.


A letter to the Speaker of the House

Michael McGirr | 10 Nov 2018

parliament huseIt's comforting that Parliament starts with what is, effectively, a love letter.


Explorations: Prayer

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ | 10 Nov 2018

In this Explorations we look at why prayer is such an important part of our faith, and at some of the different ways people go about it.


Living on a prayer

Kate Moriarty | 09 Nov 2018

Sometimes we wonder if we’re getting through when we try to get our children to pray. But special moments provide encouragement.


A Christmas carol (or two)

Sinead Goodfellow | 02 Nov 2018

One of the best parts of celebrating Christmas in Australia is that the weather is perfect for outdoor carols events. One of our young writers reflects on a favourite tradition in her family.


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