Edition: Autumn 2017 Music And Faith

Online exclusive: Empowering women and communities globally

11 May 2017 TH

This spirit of walking alongside the marginalised underpins the work of Caritas Australia and its Maryknoll Seedling of Hope program.

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Lessons on motherhood from Mary

20 April 2017 TH

The Catholic Church provides us with inspirational women all the time, but there’s one pretty amazing mother in particular that models motherhood perfectly. And she is Mary, mother of Jesus; a pivotal and inspirational female in the Catholic Church. So what can we actually learn about motherhood from Mary?  

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Once lost now found

20 April 2017 TH

In the lead up to ANZAC Day, WWI history and religious tradition blur on the Western Front.

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Recipe: Vegetarian Chickpea Burgers 
with Avocado

2 February 2017 TH

It amazes me that after almost three years, the burger craze here in Sydney still lives on. New burger joints are opening up all across the city. The burger is no-doubt an Aussie favourite and I want to share a greener twist on one of my favourite meals! 

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A musician for all seasons

2 February 2017 TH

Jacinta Jakovcevic is a driving force in Perth music ministry. Her love of music has made the liturgy accessible to all parishioners in the expansive congregation of St Mary’s Cathedral. Australian Catholics sat down with Jacinta to hear about her role as St Mary’s Cathedral Director of Music and Principal Organist.

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The soundtrack of our lives

2 February 2017 TH

Looking back on our favourite music is a good way of remembering our lives.

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Making the Mass sing

2 February 2017 TH

For Catholics, the Mass is central to our way of life. The vibrancy of a Catholic parish can be measured by the joy and beauty of its celebrations. Parishoners who choose music for Mass have a great responsibility.

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Compiling a worship booklet

2 February 2017 TH

Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s National Liturgical Music Board (NLMB) has brought a new version of the Catholic Worship Book to Australian parishes. We spoke to Dr Paul Taylor about what parishioners can expect to hear—and sing—at Sunday Mass.

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The loss of a beloved one

2 February 2017 TH

This Lent, Madonna magazine will take readers on a special journey through the Easter story, using a series of daily meditations on the Gospel story. Here is the first entry.

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Music in God’s image

2 February 2017 TH

Fiona Dyball loves to hear the 1400 boys at Marcellin College belt out the school’s song, Sub Tuum, the oldest known song to Mary, with enthusiasm and camaraderie. The image of a school full of adolescent boys lifting the roof singing a song about Mary is a little counter-cultural. But Fiona says the students ‘get it’ and that’s what matters. Without faith and prayer life, none of the trimmings matter.

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My favourite song, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

2 February 2017 TH

This song is an absolute joy to sing, with its powerful lyrics, intense low and high harmonies. It reminds me of lunch times in Year 9. I would sit in the shade surrounded by the most amazing group of friends, eating and chatting and belting out various renditions of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, harmonies and all, simply for our own enjoyment. We always had so much fun. Being surrounded by such supportive, funny and intelligent friends was enough for me, but knowing they all had such good taste in music simply topped it off.

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Quiz: Catholic family fun

2 February 2017 TH

Try our Catholic family fun quiz!

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