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  • Feature Article

    Catholic Teacher: Faith formation resources for Term Four 2019

    Michael McVeigh |  Our Summer 2019/20 edition will explore ‘The Mystery of God’. We’ll be looking at some of the history of mysticism in the Church, the lives of Catholic mystics, and some tools for prayer and contemplation that might help adults and young people connect with God today.
  • Feature Article

    Catholic school students share inspiring family stories

    Family stories of courage, determination and faith are in abundance among the winning entries of this year’s Australian Catholics Young Journalist Award, sponsored by Australian Catholic University.
  • Feature Article

    Growing the village one peg doll at a time

    Emilie Ng |  A Brisbane-based Catholic ministry is helping to connect young Australian families through a creative painting project.
  • Feature Article

    No room at the school

    Chiara Fankhauser |  A holy family finds out that what makes them special also makes them not-so-welcome in some places.

Magazine Features

Opening your home to children in need

Abbey Maffescioni | 09 Aug 2019

Becoming a foster carer can be a wonderful and rewarding experience, and make a real and lasting difference to the life of a child or young person.


A pilgrimage of prayer

Kaitlyn Fasso-Opie | 09 Aug 2019

Seeking solace in places of worship while a family member battles illness.


Growing the village one peg doll at a time

Emilie Ng | 08 Aug 2019

A Brisbane-based Catholic ministry is helping to connect young Australian families through a creative painting project.


The family you make

Michele Frankeni | 08 Aug 2019

The Passionist Family Group Movement deepens relationships within parishes and among parishioners.


A sacrifice for family’s sake

Beatrice Van Rest | 08 Aug 2019

Agum came to Australia at the age of 15, leaving most of her family behind in a refugee camp in Uganda. Now a young mother, she reflects on the many challenges she has had to overcome and the opportunities that she hopes her children will now have as a result.


Three generations. One family story

Mieke De Vries | 08 Aug 2019

Family life today is much different to what it was in the past, particularly when it comes to the choices available for women. One of our young writers interviewed her mother and grandmother and learns that some of their choices and experiences continue to influence her life today.


No room at the school

Chiara Fankhauser | 06 Aug 2019

A holy family finds out that what makes them special also makes them not-so-welcome in some places.


A listening Church

Fr Frank Brennan SJ | 08 Aug 2019

On 26 June 2019, Fr Frank Brennan SJ gave a speech to the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture in Canberra, titled ‘Our Church or Our Museum – Contributing to a confident, humble, listening and questioning Church’. In this edited excerpt, he reflects on what it means to be a listening Church.


A holy place in jeopardy

Kieran Noonan  | 08 Aug 2019

A teacher from Bunbury writes about a campaign to save a sacred Aboriginal site from becoming a highway.


Fumbled knots (A refugee and his family)

Elise Ho | 09 Aug 2019

Elise Ho’s father came to Australia as a refugee from Vietnam. The following poem was written after she interviewed him about his journey.


More Stories

Coming to terms with domestic violence

Chiara Fankhauser | 08 Aug 2019

Trigger warning: Article includes discussion of domestic violence and abuse. 
Physical violence and verbal abuse are just the most visible forms of domestic violence. One of our young writers says it’s important that people understand that the domestic abuse takes many forms, and that tackling it means addressing all of these aspects.


Why Bluey is a font of parenting wisdom

Koa Whittingham, Amy Mitchell, Ben Mitchell | 08 Aug 2019

Bluey is a ground-breaking Australian children’s television series and the most downloaded show in ABC iView history. It captures the wonder and joy of parenting, and delivers precious nuggets of parenting wisdom along the way.


Support for struggling families

Abbey Maffescioni | 09 Aug 2019

When your family has gone through a rough patch and find that they are in need of support, where do you get support from? Many families that struggle find it hard to find support within their community. However, there are services dedicated to helping families through rough times. One of these agencies is Catholic Care.

 


Communion at the dinner table

Emilie Ng | 08 Aug 2019

In her first year of motherhood, Emilie Ng has discovered the importance of dinner time for families.


The blessings of family

Ann Rennie | 06 Aug 2019

The blessings of family, mainly marvellous and occasionally mixed, is given to us the moment we take our first breath. It is with us till the last.


YJA Intermediate Section winner

 | 06 Aug 2019

The winner of the 2019 Australian Catholics Young Journalist Award Intermediate Section was Asheriya Charan of Thomas Carr College, Tarneit, Vic who wrote about her grandfather's quest for education.


YJA Intermediate runner-up

 | 06 Aug 2019

The runner-up in the Australian Catholics' Young Journalist Award Intermediate Section was Madeline McVeigh of Catholic Ladies College, Eltham Vic. 


YJA Junior Section runner-up

 | 06 Aug 2019

The runner-up in the Australian Catholics' Young Journalist Award Junior Section was Makaylah Beatty of Augustines Primary School, Coffs Harbour, NSW.


YJA Junior Section Winner

 | 06 Aug 2019

The winner of the Australian Catholics' Young Journalist Award Junior Section was Jack Webber, St Joseph’s Primary School, Merewether, NSW.


Capturing family life on screen

Kyla Dwyer | 06 Aug 2019

From Mary Poppins to The Incredibles, we’ve seen many depictions of family life in movies that centre on an ideal nuclear family – mother, father and children. While these stories can touch many of us, in reality family life can take come in many different flavours, shapes and sizes.


Regular features

Catholic school students share inspiring family stories

 | 14 Aug 2019

Family stories of courage, determination and faith are in abundance among the winning entries of this year’s Australian Catholics Young Journalist Award, sponsored by Australian Catholic University.


An offer from a stranger

Kate Moriarty | 08 Aug 2019

An unexpected encounter in a shopping centre food court.


The patron of family squabbles

Peter Fleming | 08 Aug 2019

St Elizabeth of Portugal dealt with her fair share of family drama. But as a Queen, her family dramas had further reaching consequences than most.


A letter to a poet

Michael McGirr | 08 Aug 2019

Dear Les Murray, I clearly remember the day many years ago when I was working for Australian Catholics magazine and you rang up out of the blue.


Explorations – family life

Andrew Hamilton SJ | 08 Aug 2019

For better or worse, most of us first learn about relationships from the way people are treated in our family. That's why helping strengthen and support families is so important in the Catholic Church.


Recipe – Easy Mexican Brunch Bowls

Brendon D'Souza | 07 Aug 2019

A tasty meal that’s easy to make and great for sharing with the family.


Guest editors

 | 07 Aug 2019

In May, we welcomed six Catholic school students in our offices in Melbourne to be the guest editors of our Spring edition.


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