Edition: Spring 2017 No One Is An Island

The places we call ‘home’

17 August 2017 TH

No matter where we’re from, where we go or who we’re with, we all experience the feeling of community in one form or another. Ingrained in our basic human nature is the desire to seek connections, the desire to be accepted, the desire to belong. But what makes these connections so unique? What defines our sense of community, and how can it change? To find out, Miriam Stewart spoke with three fellow students from St Scholastica’s College in Sydney, all of whom have grown up in very different environments. 

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My family’s story

17 August 2017 TH

Our own stories can connect us to the wider world in surprising ways. 

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Quiz: What’s my role?

17 August 2017 TH

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Whether it’s in sports, or academic or scientific pursuits, a great team has a role for people of all mindsets. Have a go at this quiz and see what role might best suit you.

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Walking with others

17 August 2017 TH

Some words of wisdom to carry with you, to remind you that we’re not alone in our journey. 

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Getting there

17 August 2017 TH

Anthony Flack, a Year 10 student at O’Loughlin Catholic College in Casuarina, NT, remembers one of the most important times of his life, and how family and faith helped him through it.

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The value of diversity

14 August 2017 TH

The mood was subdued at the gates of our small Catholic primary school one afternoon in June this year. Ten per cent of our school’s students have an autism diagnosis, and for their parents who had read Pauline Hanson’s comments to the Senate that day, those familiar feelings — dismay at the ignorance and lack of empathy of some people, worry for the future, and defiant pride in their diverse children — had been activated yet again.

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Q and A: Ignite Youth

14 August 2017 TH

Katelyn Swinsburg is dance coordinator for Ignite Conference in September. We asked her how being involved in Ignite Youth has changed her life.

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Unguarded moments: In the shelter of each other

10 August 2017 TH

Social justice aims to pull down the walls of them and us because this is not who we are as a human family. We are all in this together. 

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Alfred Smith – Faith and politics

10 August 2017 TH

Peter Fleming looks at a politician who managed to make his faith come to life through his work. 

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Walking with God in nature

10 August 2017 TH

As Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote, ‘the world is charged with the grandeur of God’. But we sometimes need to get out of the city to really feel it.

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Becoming a church for mission

10 August 2017 TH

What will the Church look like in 2030? Fr Frank Brennan looks at the leadership of Pope Francis, and where the Church might be heading into the future. 

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2017 Young Journalist Award 

10 August 2017 TH

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Young Journalist Award! 

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