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  • Feature Article

    Resisting cyberbullying

    Hannah Kennelly |  Cyberbullying is a growing issue, particularly for young people who spend much of their time building and maintaining relationships in the virtual world.
  • Feature Article

    Walking with God

    Pictures from a Walking with God in Nature Prayer Day at Sherbrooke Forest, Melbourne.
  • Feature Article

    Catholic Teacher: Faith formation resources for Term Two 2019

    Michael McVeigh |  With our Winter 2019 edition, exploring mental health and wellness, due out later this month, here’s an outline of what we have in store for you in Catholic Teacher for Term 2.
  • Feature Article

    Media internship

    The Editor |  The Australian Catholics media internship program offers Year 10 and 11 students the chance to get experience in journalism and be the guest editors of the Spring edition of our magazine.

Magazine Features

Promoting student wellbeing

 | 08 May 2019

The Rites of Passage Institute helps young people develop healthy personal identities as they transition from adolescence to young adulthood.

Overcoming silence – the time is now

Tracey Edstein | 08 May 2019

Stephanie Lorenzo has gone from raising money to support trafficked women in Cambodia and Australia, to joining a global campaign to empower and advocate for women in leadership positions in the Catholic Church.

A religious vocation as a lay person

Heather Kennett | 08 May 2019

Discovering an order devoted to living the Franciscan charism, without giving up hopes for marriage, family and a career, struck the right note for Tony Bozicevic

Helping struggling farmers

Kaitlyn Fasso-Opie | 08 May 2019

A CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes project is providing a fount of support for drought-affected communities.

Building resilience in children

Hannah Gamble | 08 May 2019

It is essential that we equip primary school children with tools to navigate through the inevitable tough times that life will throw at them.

Exam-busting 101: How to de-stress your brain while studying

Sinead Goodfellow | 08 May 2019

Completing school assignments on time and studying for exams are some of the most stressful parts of being a teenager. One of our young writers shares some of her tips for ensuring you care for your mental health and wellbeing, so that you can study smarter not harder.

My mental health journey

Caitlin Humphrys | 08 May 2019

After first being diagnosed with depression and anxiety at the age of 13, Caitlin Humphrys says her mental health journey has had its ups and downs. But she’s been blessed with the support of her family, school community, health professionals, and faith.

A space for all students

Francine Crimmins | 08 May 2019

A mental health project at St John Fisher College in Queensland has given students a space where they can chill out and connect with each other when they need it.

Logging on to our selves

Ann Rennie | 08 May 2019

We have more ways to connect with each other than ever before, yet so many people are feeling anxious and unhappy. What’s the connection that we’re missing?

Recovering from childhood trauma

Dr Cathy Kezelman  | 08 May 2019

TRIGGER WARNING: Article includes discussion of sexual abuse, sexual assault, child abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and many high profile cases have made us more aware of child sexual abuse and its often life-long impacts. Many in our Catholic communities have lived through abuse and continue to struggle with the trauma. Dr Cathy Kezelman, from the Blue Knot Foundation, says there are ways to help and support them.

More Stories

Climbing the mountain

Anna Watt | 08 May 2019

Dave Jorna has been running retreat days and leadership programs for young people in schools around Australia for more than a decade. Anna Watt speaks to him about his philosophy for having a healthy mentality, and what he learned while supporting someone close to him suffering from mental health issues.

Life lessons from the saints

Alice Foddy and Genevieve Peters | 08 May 2019

Two of our young writers share the stories of saints they encountered while travelling to different parts of the world – each offering some perspective on their own life’s challenges.

My mental health journey

Caitlin Humphrys | 08 May 2019

After first being diagnosed with depression and anxiety at the age of 13, Caitlin Humphrys says her mental health journey has had its ups and downs. But she’s been blessed with the support of her family, school community, health professionals, and faith.

Christ is alive

 | 08 May 2019

Five takeaways from Pope Francis’ letter on young people and the Church, Christus Vivit, which was released in April.

The two voices in my mind – Poem

Tatiana Kurniawan | 08 May 2019

When we feel anxious, it can be like there are two voices in our head competing for our attention. While one voice wants us to be ruled by fear, the other wants us to be free.

Regular features

Mummy time

Kate Moriarty | 08 May 2019

‘If Mamma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.’

Recipe: Beetroot and sweet potato ‘meatballs’

 | 08 May 2019

Beetroot and sweet potato meatballs are just like your grandmother's classic meatball recipe but packed full of nutritious vegetables.

Playlist: Inspiring mental health advocates

Geraldine Vytilingam  | 08 May 2019

Some celebrities who have spoken openly about their mental health struggles.

A letter to a young doctor

Michael McGirr | 08 May 2019

Regular columnist Michael McGirr writes to a young doctor, thanking her for showing Year 10 students around a mosque and talking about faith and wellbeing.

Rejected and yet sanctified

Peter Fleming | 08 May 2019

Suffering from mental illness throughout his life, St Benedict Joseph Labre was turned away from holy places. But he made a holy life for himself on the streets.

Explorations: Mental illness

Andrew Hamilton SJ | 08 May 2019

The Christian response to mental illness has its roots in Jesus’ healing ministry, and the belief that each person is made in the image of God. But stigma has always followed those who are mentally ill, and even today some of that still lingers.

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