Edition: Autumn 2018 Prophetic Voices

Speaking up 
for the Land Down Under

6 February 2018 TH

Today it’s common practice to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Land and publicly pay respect to elders past, present, and emerging. But when it comes to managing the environment, do we actually listen to them? 

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poem from childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au

Voices from the margins

6 February 2018 TH

These are the voices of Australia’s conscience. Do we have the courage to listen to them? 

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Ban the bomb peace symbol

A global peace movement

6 February 2018 TH

The International Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was the winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Many may not be aware that the campaign began in Australia. We talk to one of the founders, Tilman Ruff, about how the campaign was first launched. 

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Glass icon dedicated to Sr Irene McCormack

Prophetic Australian Catholic women

6 February 2018 TH

Most people know of Australia’s first saint Mary MacKillop, but there are other Australian Catholic women who have also lived prophetic lives. We asked one of our young writers, Tatiana Kurniawan, to share some of their stories.

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Monsignor Romero: The voice of the voiceless

6 February 2018 TH

The military in El Salvador might have made Oscar Romero a martyr, but they could never silence him.

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The Romero Prayer

6 February 2018 TH

This prayer was composed by Bishop Ken Untener of Saginaw, drafted for a homily by Cardinal John Dearden in November 1979 for a celebration of departed priests. It is often and widely shared as 'The Oscar Romero Prayer'. While Archbishop Romero never uttered these words, the prayer itself is a powerful summary of his legacy, and the legacy of all prophetic voices in the Church. 

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Olivia Hargroder

Olivia keeps on swimming

6 February 2018 TH

Young Australian of the Year nominee Olivia Hargroder is talented, determined and a fierce advocate for Australians with Down Syndrome. 

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At the service of your peers: advice for student leaders

6 February 2018 TH

As the 2018 school year kicks off, a former school leader offers some advice for this year's cohort.

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Pope Francis

Pope Francis' High 5

6 February 2018 TH

The fifth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis is in March. We take a look at the five most prophetic moments of his pontificate so far.

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2018 Young Journalist Award: Voices of hope

6 February 2018 TH

With the support of Australian Catholic University, Australian Catholics is giving students in Catholic schools around the country the opportunity to get their writing published and win great prizes in our 2018 Young Journalist Award. 

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Francis Sullivan

Where to from now? Following on from the Royal Commission

6 February 2018 TH

On 15 December 2017 the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse handed its final report to the Australian Government. In January, Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Truth Justice and Healing Council (TJHC), the body coordinating the Catholic Church's response, spoke with Eureka Street Consulting Editor Fatima Measham about next steps for the Church. The following is an abridged version of the interview.

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Prophet Hannah

Messengers of God

6 February 2018 TH

The Old Testament prophets spoke out when society had gone down the wrong track, and moved away from God's plan for the Jewish people. Today's prophetic voices do much the same thing.

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