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Finding the resources you need in Australian Catholics

Staff  |  26 March 2020

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.  

There are a few ways to find the articles and resources you’re looking for on our website. 


Our website now has an Advanced Search function. Search articles by year level, resource type, curriculum topic and other common topics. 

Start your search here.



Browse by curriculum topic. We’ve organised all of the resources on our website according to popular topics drawn from school curriculums across the country. Each topic has a list of resources organised by date.

Plan for upcoming key dates with our Catholic Teacher Calendar. Resources for upcoming feast days and international events can be found using our Catholic Teacher Calendar. The calendar can also be added to your smartphone or desktop calendar, so you can access it from there as well.

Browse through past editions. Each edition of Australian Catholics explores a different theme. Whatever your current RE topic is, you can find a range of articles related to that theme by clicking on a relevant edition.



Prayer and liturgy resources – Includes liturgy ideas for key dates through the year as well as Bible reflections and prayers.

Classroom reflections and activities – Find the latest classroom reflections and activities for use with selected articles in our current edition.

Catholic Teacher blog – Articles for Catholic educators, including reflections on current events.

Catholic profiles – An index of profile articles of Catholics featured in the magazine. Includes both contemporary and historical Catholics.

In-depth features – An index of deeper explorations of religion, culture and current affairs featured in the magazine. Includes the ‘Explorations’ articles by Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ.

Fun stuff – An index of lighter articles, playlists, quizzes and games featured in the magazine.

Young writers – An index of articles from our young writers community. Includes reflections suited for younger audiences and previous Young Journalist Award winning articles.

Young Journalist Award – A great activity for students from Years 5 to 9, particularly for online learning. This year’s award includes sections for print, photo and digital journalism.

Weekly prayers of the people – Topical prayers prepared for Sunday Masses, but also useful for class or staff reflection. Published each Monday for the following Sunday.

Weekly Sunday Scripture reflections and commentaries – Fr Brendan Byrne’s homily notes for Sunday Mass, as well as scripture reflections from St Bueno’s in the United Kingdom.

Click here for more ideas on using Australian Catholics with students.



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