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    Catholic Teacher: Faith formation resources for Term Four 2020

    Michael McVeigh |  This term, topics for Catholic Teacher will be a mix of ‘celebration’ stories from Australian Catholics’ Spring 2020 edition and stories and features of pilgrimage from the Summer 2020/21 edition.
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    Celebrations all around

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Young Journalist Award,brought to you by Australian Catholic University.
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    Celebrating sacraments under COVID-19

    Michael McVeigh |  The sacraments follow the rhythms of our lives, which continue even in the midst of a global pandemic. How are Catholics adapting the celebration of sacraments during these times?
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Magazine Features

Following God’s still, small voice

Emilie Ng | 28 Oct 2020

Journalist Jo Hayes says her successful media career is largely the result of praying and listening to God. 

Elsie's lessons

 | 27 Oct 2020

Elsie Heiss found solace in her faith as she grew up, created a community where she could feel at home, then spent much of her life helping the broader Catholic community grow in their understanding and acceptance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

A student’s environment is their castle: The fight to save the world from coal

Kaitlyn Fasso-Opie | 02 Nov 2020

It sounds like the plot of a really great movie: an 85-year-old nun, and eight teenagers take the government to court to fight for the environment and save the world. But fortunately, this story is reality, not fiction.

Pulling back the veil

Tracey Edstein | 02 Nov 2020

Conor Ashleigh’s passion for social justice led him around the globe. Then he discovered photography as a powerful way of sharing the experiences of those he encountered.

Paulie and the punk rock nuns

Neve Mahoney | 02 Nov 2020

Punk rocker Paulie Stewart has lived a wild life. But he says it’s his friends, Timorese nuns who dedicate their lives to caring for disabled children, who are the real rule breakers.

The gift of Indigenous saints

Damian Costello | 28 Oct 2020

The stories of people such as Nicholas Black Elk help us better understand the universal call to holiness and the diversity of our faith.

The two roads of St Paul

Nevie Peters | 02 Nov 2020

Paul’s encounter with Christ on the road to Damascus changed his life forever.

Journeying with Mary MacKillop

Anna Watt  | 07 Oct 2020

As the 10th anniversary of the canonisation of St Mary MacKillop of the Cross approaches, one young writer imagines what it might have been like for a young priest to encounter this extraordinary woman.  

The walk of a lifetime

Ava Barrett | 03 Nov 2020

Miesje Blumer first considered a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago half a century ago, after a suggestion from her parish priest. But it wasn’t until she was 70 years old that she decided to finally embark on the journey – travelling the distance on her own. One of our young writers speaks to her about her experience.

What Covid-19 has taught me

 | 02 Nov 2020

All of us will remember 2020 as the year of COVID-19. We asked some of our young writers community to share what they have experienced this year and how they have grown.

More Stories

The cave: from isolation to solitude

Angelo Campagna | 02 Nov 2020

COVID-19 has forced us all to retreat into a time of isolation. But it doesn’t have to be endured alone.

An ecological Exodus

Alice Carwardine | 02 Nov 2020

Were the Biblical plagues of Egypt a result of a natural catastrophe? Whether or not that’s the case, it’s a timely reminder of our fragile place in the world and our duty to care for creation.

The world’s holy places from home

Michele Frankeni | 02 Nov 2020

Being confined to your home state because of coronavirus is no reason why you can’t make a pilgrimage to some of the most beautiful cathedrals and holy places in the world.

Praying with Pope Francis

 | 02 Nov 2020

The Pope’s Prayer Intentions intentions for 2021.

From surviving to thriving

Hannah Kennelly | 02 Nov 2020

While this global pandemic evolves, a different plague of stress, anxiety and exhaustion can threaten to engulf our daily lives. Caring for your mental health has never been more critical. One of our young writers shares some ideas of things you can do to help cope in these times.

Regular features

Pilgrim's progress

Kate Moriarty | 02 Nov 2020

The lessons of pilgrim life can also be helpful in navigating the ups and downs of our daily lives.

Around the church

 | 02 Nov 2020

News items include support for blast-affected resident of Beirut and an interview with Catholic Professional Standards Limited CEO Sheree Limbrick.

Around the schools

 | 02 Nov 2020

News items from around Catholic schools including support for graduate teachers; young people and discernment; a virtual symposium 'Faith in the future'; and supporting people affected by COVID-19.

Gaming the Gospels: Joyful Christmas surprises

 | 02 Nov 2020

This activity could be held in the week before Advent, and continue until Christmas.

Who is Jesus?

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ | 02 Nov 2020

Jesus is at the centre of Christian faith. That is why we hear so much about him, often in complicated language about issues that we cannot understand. We might long for a simple explanation of why Jesus is important and how the different things said about him hang together. It may be helpful way to think of Jesus as the centre of a journey.

The pilgrim’s guide

Peter Fleming | 02 Nov 2020

St Bona of Pisa made her first great journey at the age of 14. Her life became dedicated to leading others on pilgrimages along the Camino de Santiago to help guide them towards God.

Playlist: Journeying to God

Isobella Cantwell | 02 Nov 2020

Two movies and a book consider the different ways we travel when journeying to God. 

Quiz: Saintly conversions

 | 02 Nov 2020

How well do you know the lives of the saints and when they converted to Christianity? Take our quiz to find out.

A letter to Simone Weil

Michael McGirr | 02 Nov 2020

Simone Weil is just the person to talk to during this challenging time of pandemic.


 | 02 Nov 2020

News items including the Caritas Australia Pepertual Trophy winner, World Mission Month and a call for economic recovery to focus on the disadvantaged.

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