Edition: Autumn 2020 Leadership

Quiz: Popes who became saints

18 February 2020 TH

How well do you know the Papal saints?

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Home truths: Not giving up on Lent

18 February 2020 TH

Does the idea of Lent bring you more anxiety than spiritual solace? Perhaps there’s a different way to approach it. 

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Reflections from PNG

18 February 2020 TH

Seven representatives from the Catholic community in Australia visited Papua New Guinea in November 2019 to listen, pray and express solidarity with men who are languishing there under Australia’s offshore detention program. Here they share their experiences of the visit, their time among the men, and their hopes for a durable solution.

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Opening new frontiers

18 February 2020 TH

How do we identify and support the next generation of leaders in the Catholic Church? An innovative ACU program might provide an answer.

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Giving thanks for the Mystery

18 February 2020 TH

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) may have robbed Dr Michael Bowden of the ability to speak, but he still has something valuable to share with the world from his research into the spirituality of the Arrernte people in the Northern Territory.

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How great was Saint Constantine?

18 February 2020 TH

The debate around the legacy of St Constantine highlights the difficulty of judging someone’s motivations from afar. 

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A letter to: Ash Barty

14 February 2020 TH

Michael McGirr takes the opportunity to introduce Ash Barty to St Ignatius.

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Discovering the Light Web

13 February 2020 TH

It sometimes feels that social media is full of nothing but anger and vitriol. But one of our young writers has discovered there are some communities where people can still find beauty and goodness.

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Explorations: Leadership in the church

13 February 2020 TH

Good leadership is not a 'top down' authoritarian model but one of service. God invites Christian leaders to go beyond the boundaries and win people by love to a generous and faithful life.

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Listening to the Holy Spirit: A guide to discernment

13 February 2020 TH

In the lead-up to the Plenary Council, Catholic communities are being asked to reflect on what the Holy Spirit is asking of the Church today. This type of discernment has been a part of Christian life for centuries, but it might be something new to many. Here’s a brief guide to how discernment works for individuals and communities, and how it might help you in your life and work.

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Listening to the Holy Spirit: A Church where everybody leads

13 February 2020 TH

As we approach the Plenary Council, discerning our own role in today’s Church is going to be important. We spoke to Dr Chris Lowney, author of Heroic Leadership and Everybody Leads among other books, about how all Catholics can take responsibility in the next phase of the life of the Church in Australia.

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Social justice leaders in YA fiction

13 February 2020 TH

In a world where governing bodies are often consumed by conflict and disagreement, the principles of Catholic Social Teaching actually provide a good blueprint for a different way to lead. But how can we help the next generation better understand and follow these principles? One of our young writers looks at some popular Young Adult (YA) novels to find some examples of fictional leaders who – whether they know it or not – bring the teachings of the Catholic Church to life.

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