Edition: Best Of Australian Catholics

A letter to Santa

2011 – A letter to Santa

19 September 2018 TH

Dear Father Christmas,We are writing to let you know that your application for asylum in Australia has been denied. You will not be permitted to enter Australian airspace on December 24. The relevant matters are dealt with below. We are taking a bi-partisan approach to this matter.

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How to be good

2011 – How to be good

19 September 2018 TH

First, pick up your wet towel and at least, for heavenssake, hang it up to dry.

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2015 – Confirmation: Discovering God for yourself

18 September 2018 TH

Confirmation is our chance to make our own choice to follow God. It’s where we receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and become fully part of the Catholic community. We asked some of our young writers to look back on their confirmation, and what it meant for them. 

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2015 – Chief Magistrate Mum

18 September 2018 TH

Order! Order! The Court of Mum is now in session. 

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2006 – Our dreaming place

18 September 2018 TH

The closing of St Brigid’s church in Crossley marked the end of an era for this coastal community.

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train tracks

1993 – My monastery is silver

18 September 2018 TH

'How and where can I pray during the working day?' A spiritual day in the life of one of the magazine's most gifted writers, who died in 2008.

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William Deane

1996 – The Deanes of Yarralumla

18 September 2018 TH

Our new Governor-General looks set to bring a new approach to a job set in an age-old tradition.

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2001 – My enemies are just like myself

18 September 2018 TH

The Dalai Lama and the Pope happen to be firm friends. Peter Thomas met the one with whom most Catholics are less familiar.

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host being lifted up

2004 – Why Sunday Mass?

18 September 2018 TH

Why do I have to go to Mass on Sunday? For generations children have asked their parents this question. Today many adults ask it too. It is an old and a new question, for though Mass remains the same, Sunday has changed.

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Harry Potter and the Seven Heavenly Virtues

2012 – Harry Potter and the Seven Heavenly Virtues

18 September 2018 TH

The Harry Potter stories delighted us with stories of epic Quidditch matches and heroic efforts to defeat the evil wizard Voldemort. But the way Harry and his friends face obstacles they encounter can also teach us about how to face problems in our own lives.

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