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Explorations: Joy and thanksgiving

19 Aug 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

For some people, religion can seem dull and sombre. Yet there’s a deep joy at the heart of religious life for Christians. In this Explorations, we explore the role of joy in faith.

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

24 May 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

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.

Explorations: Leadership in the church

12 Feb 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Good leadership is not a 'top down' authoritarian model but one of service. God invites Christian leaders to go beyond the boundaries and win people by love to a generous and faithful life.

A story of Creation

13 Oct 2019 | Michael McVeigh

A message sent across the ages from the shores of Lake Mungo.

Dadirri: Deep listening

13 Oct 2019 | Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr

Dadirri is quiet, still awareness – deep listening. It’s the thing that makes up who we are as Aboriginal people, spiritually.

A history of mysticism in Catholicism

13 Oct 2019 | Miranda King

In this feature we explore some of the key writings of Catholic mystics through the ages. Each spoke in a particular way to their own times and contexts, but their writings continue to call us back to a more authentic way of living out the life of faith today.

The Mystery of the Trinity

13 Oct 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

The Trinity is often left out of our prayer as we focus on either God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit, rather than the mystery of how they all come together. But does it have to be that way? In this Explorations, we explore how the Trinity can help bring us into a deeper relationship with God.

Why Bluey is a font of parenting wisdom

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

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.

A listening Church

07 Aug 2019 | Fr Frank Brennan SJ

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

07 Aug 2019 | Kieran Noonan

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











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