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    Present from afar

    Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ |  The coronavirus might have affected the way we can interact, but it hasn’t changed our need for connection with each other and with God.
  • Feature Article

    Living Laudato si’ in the Kimberley

    Emilie Ng |  With its pristine white beaches and rolling dirt-red cliffs, Broome is the pearl of Australia’s north-west. The Nulungu Research Institute at Notre Dame University, in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, is working to turn the region into a microcosm for a better Australia, both for the land and its people.
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    Catholic Teacher: Faith formation resources for Term Two 2020

    Michael McVeigh |  We’re planning to cover a range of topics in Catholic Teacher this term – drawing on some more articles from our Australian CatholicsAutumn edition, followed by some great features from our Winter edition – which will commemorate the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si’ with a focus on ‘The cry of the earth, the cry of the poor’.
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    Finding the resources you need in Australian Catholics

    Staff |  Australian Catholics is a valuable resource for online learning in religious education. Articles can be used to provoke reflection and discussion, and students themselves could be directed to the site for assignments. Here’s a starter guide for teachers and students using our resources for online learning.

Magazine Features

Supporting Australian communities in unprecedented times

Kaitlyn Fasso-Opie | 18 May 2020

A summer of bushfires has been followed by a pandemic that has seen unprecedented shutdowns and economic hardship. Yet organisations such as St Vincent de Paul are continuing to respond in any way they can.


Present from afar

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ | 18 May 2020

The coronavirus might have affected the way we can interact, but it hasn’t changed our need for connection with each other and with God.

 


Family life under lockdown

Michael McVeigh | 18 May 2020

The coronavirus has had an impact on families across the globe. While social and work activities might be curtailed, many families have found living in close quarters has helped fuel creativity and strengthen relationships. We asked the Rich family in Brisbane what life under lockdown has been like for them.


Living Laudato si’ in the Kimberley

Emilie Ng | 18 May 2020

With its pristine white beaches and rolling dirt-red cliffs, Broome is the pearl of Australia’s north-west. The Nulungu Research Institute at Notre Dame University, in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, is working to turn the region into a microcosm for a better Australia, both for the land and its people.


The beloved Amazon

Michele Gierck | 18 May 2020

Australian Divine Word Missionary Priest Fr Manh Le spent five years ministering to remote communities in the Amazon region. In the wake of the Pope’s latest exhortation, Querida Amazonia, we spoke to him about what he learned among the peoples of the region.

 


Seeking God in the stillness: Faith in the time of coronavirus

Anna Watt | 17 May 2020

These are unprecedented times. The streets have gone quiet, many businesses are closed and people are confined to their homes. In this new world, the Catholic Church has had to find new ways of bringing people together, sharing the Good News, and offering hope to those who are struggling.


New paths for our Church

Ally FitzGerald, Roger FitzGerald and Craig Arthur | 13 May 2020

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective on Laudato Si’ and Querida Amazonia


What is Integral Ecology?

Alice Carwardine | 06 May 2020

Five years ago, Pope Francis published his environmental encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home. One of the ideas that emerged from this landmark document was ‘integral ecology’. In this feature, we explore what this means, and why it’s so important to the way Catholics understand our relationship to God, each other and creation.


A radical kinship

Miranda King | 21 May 2020

Finding a faith that embraces justice, ecology and theology.


Hope in dark times

Brooke Myler | 18 May 2020

When disaster strikes, rather than asking ‘why is God doing this?’ it might be more helpful to ask ‘what is God asking of me at this time?’


More Stories

Around the schools

 | 26 May 2020

News and items from around the schools including tips on teaching remotely, teachers who have been siging to their students and an online retreat for a time of isolation.


A sustainable career years in the making

Michele Frankeni | 25 May 2020

Every educational post helped build Bernard Holland’s commitment to environmental sustainability, culminating in his role as Catholic Earthcare Australia Director.


Around the church

 | 06 May 2020

News and items of interest around the Church including a Q&A reconsidering church leadership in the wake of the Royal Commission.


Quarantine with the saints

Michael McVeigh | 26 May 2020

Here’s a fun activity to help stir the imagination while in lockdown at home. You have 15 points to spend. Who would be your dream quarantine companions?


Gaming the Gospels: My Garden of Eden

 | 26 May 2020

What seven things would students want with them in their own Garden of Eden?


The social justice hero’s journey

Michael McVeigh | 26 May 2020

This game is aimed at helping young people become the next generation of social justice heroes.


At your disposal

Kate Moriarty | 25 May 2020

‘Reduce, re-use, recycle’ might be a helpful mantra for family prayer.


A saintly social justice mash-up

Thea Kurniawan | 26 May 2020

Regular readers will be familiar with our ‘Sneaky Jesus Songs’ series that highlights songs with lyrics that, if looked at in a certain light, could be seen as religious hymns. Inspired by that series, we’ve put a mash-up of tunes that could be related to the stories of some inspiring social justice saints.


Regular features

Playlist: Imagining a better world

Dana Sutherland | 26 May 2020

Exploring how we can build a more just world in our relationships with each other and creation.


Saints Quiz

 | 26 May 2020

Saints for a time of lockdown.


Explorations: The cry of the earth, the cry of the poor

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ | 25 May 2020

One of the main messages of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical, Laudato Si’, is that Catholics wanting to build a better world need to heed both the voices of the poor and marginalised, and the impact of human beings on creation.


What needs to be done

Ann Rennie | 21 May 2020

It’s no longer possible to ignore the fact that our climate is changing. Now we need to find the courage to act.


Monsieur Vincent’s home among the poor

Peter Fleming | 18 May 2020

A young St Vincent de Paul was attracted to the priesthood because of his desire for a comfortable life. But his true home was found on a different path.


A letter to a centenarian

Michael McGirr | 17 May 2020

Tom Moore was never shy of public service, but did the expect to become an international sensation after he passed his 99th birthday?


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