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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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    Catholic Teacher: Faith formation resources for Term Three 2020

    Michael McVeigh |  We’re planning to cover a range of topics in Catholic Teacher this term – drawing on some more articles from our Winter edition, followed by some great features from our Spring edition – which will feature articles and reflections from our young guest editors around the theme of ‘Celebration’.

Magazine Features

Celebrations all around

 | 14 Sep 2020

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Young Journalist Award, brought to you by Australian Catholic University.


Celebrating sacraments under COVID-19

Michael McVeigh | 23 Aug 2020

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?


A privileged accompaniment

Olivia Vercoe | 23 Aug 2020

One of the privileges of being involved in a church is accompanying people during the most important moments of their lives. One of our interns spoke with Jenny Rose, who is a member of Hillston Uniting Church in Sydney, about her experiences of accompanying families at funerals in her community.


The party life of Jesus

 | 24 Aug 2020

Jesus’ life was spent doing the things he thought were important – celebrating and spending time with people he cared about. That’s not a bad way to live.


Gaming the Gospels – Party games edition

Kate Moriarty | 19 Aug 2020

Sometimes the best way to learn is by playing a game. 


Learning about journalism

Alissa-Rose Probyn | 24 Aug 2020

Nine students joined us online for this year’s Australian Catholics Internship Program. During the week the students had the opportunity to hear from a number of guest speakers about the working life of journalists.


Grandfather’s piece

Olivia Vercoe | 23 Aug 2020

Music evokes cherished memories.


The street shredder

Will Olteanu | 20 Aug 2020

A story about the struggles of finding your way as a teenager in a small country town.


Re-discovering what’s important

Molly Brabham | 19 Aug 2020

COVID-19 might have changed the way we can celebrate special events, but the impact hasn’t been completely bad.


The ingredients for a happy occasion

Teagan Brunner | 19 Aug 2020

Young writer Teagan Brunner talks with her aunt Gabby about her aunt's passion for, and the demands of, the cake business.


More Stories

Faith in an age of melancholy

Fr David Braithwaite SJ | 24 Aug 2020

In today’s debate about the worth of heroes, the Catholic tradition can hold both heroes and victims because Christ is both.


Gaming the Gospels: Celebrating who we are

 | 24 Aug 2020

What does Jesus value about us?


Where traditions come from

C. S. Kim | 23 Aug 2020

How well do you know the traditions around cake cutting for birthdays?


Who should we celebrate?

Ava Barratt | 23 Aug 2020

This Spring edition has been put together by a group of Year 10 and 11 students from Catholic schools around Australia. The students spent a week online with our editors, learning about media and publishing, while planning and writing articles for the magazine.

The theme of the edition is ‘Celebration’. The students have reflected on what the theme means to them, and in particular the sorts of stories they want to celebrate. Here, one of the students, Ava Barratt, reflects on what the theme means to her.


Grandfather’s piece

Olivia Vercoe | 23 Aug 2020

Music evokes cherished memories.


A brief period of rejoicing

Sophie Thompson | 19 Aug 2020

COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on all of our lives this year. One of our young writers looks ahead at what it might be like when the lockdowns and social distancing ends.


Celebrating life

C. S. Kim | 19 Aug 2020

Life can have its ups and downs for all of us, particularly in these times. I find, however, that there are things I can do to help me get in the right mindset for the day.

 


An invitation

Sophie Thompson | 19 Aug 2020

We are invited to celebrate our faith and the happiness God brings people.


A sacramental comedy

Olivia Vercoe | 18 Aug 2020

It may not have been the confirmation experience she expected, but Olivia Vercoe still remembers the day fondly.


Joy through the ages

Teagan Brunner  | 18 Aug 2020

Some happy snaps from birthday parties across the ages.


Regular features

Home truths: Party hearty

Kate Moriarty | 24 Aug 2020

The key to celebrations is sometimes to forget the messy bits and just remember the good.


The day the Lord has made

Ann Rennie | 24 Aug 2020

It might be a time for muted celebration, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to celebrate.


News

 | 23 Aug 2020

News items for the Spring 2020 edition of Australian Catholics.


Around the Church

 | 23 Aug 2020

Articles of interest from around the Church in the Spring 2020 edition of Australian Catholics.


Around the schools

 | 23 Aug 2020

Items of interest from the Catholic education world in the Spring 2020 edition of Australian Catholics.


Explorations: Joy and thanksgiving

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ | 20 Aug 2020

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.


The lifeblood of any celebration

Peter Fleming | 19 Aug 2020

St Martha may have chosen the ‘worse part’, but she had a special relationship with Jesus, who knew that we need people like her in the world.


A letter to Catherine McAuley

Michael McGirr | 18 Aug 2020

Reflecting on the advice by Sr Catherine McAuley to her sisters to 'dance every evening'.


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