Edition: Autumn 2019 Reconciliation

Tips from a YJA award winner

1 May 2019 TH

Stories for the Australian Catholics Young Journalist Award can be found everywhere. The winner of the 2018 Australian Catholics Junior Section Award, Ryan Murdoch, interviewed his local priest who joined children from The Gap Parish in a soccer match.

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Why do we need Reconciliation?

14 February 2019 TH

The Sacrament of Reconciliation was developed in the Catholic Church as one of a number of ways to strengthen our relationship with God. In this Explorations we look at the history of the sacrament and its place in the life of Catholics today.

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When something shatters

14 February 2019 TH

Family life is the first place we learn about relationships – both how they break and how to mend them.

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The unbelievable thing

14 February 2019 TH

A little story about forgiveness.

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Embarking on the journey to Christ

14 February 2019 TH

The sacraments are there to help Catholics strengthen our relationship with Jesus. Many may take that for granted, but speak to some students who recently undertook the sacraments for the first time, and you can understand the profound impact they can have on how we live our lives.

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Explaining the issues: The Seal of Confession

14 February 2019 TH

Why is the seal of confession so important for the Church? Canon lawyer Fr Justin Glyn SJ explores some of the questions readers might have about the seal of confession in light of recent debates.

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Recipe: Hot Chicken

14 February 2019 TH

Travel to almost any country in the world and chances are you will find a recipe for chicken.

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A letter to a friend in pain

14 February 2019 TH

Remembering the good times and offering your company (community) to a friend.

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In service of all soles

14 February 2019 TH

The Washing of the Feet has long been one of our Easter rituals in the Catholic Church. But what’s special about the way it’s been used in recent years by Pope Francis.

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A prophet of justice

14 February 2019 TH

How is social justice different from charity? Let’s take a look at the life of Dom Helder Camara to find out.

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Following the path laid out by Laudato Si’

14 February 2019 TH

Holy Family Parish Emerton in Western Sydney is making a journey that is deeply inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si’. Now they’re inviting others to walk with them.

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Scenes from the Mexican border

14 February 2019 TH

I met Franco standing outside the migrant shelter in Tijuana when I was planning to leave for the day. He clocked my white skin and media lanyard and called out to me in English. I stopped and said hi.

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