Edition: Summer 2009 Catholics And The Media

Catholic TV guide

Catholic TV Guide

5 January 2009 TH

The Catholic Church has been featured in a range of television shows over the years. We've put together a Catholic TV Guide to highlight some of the most memorable programs.

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Editorial: Staying connected

5 January 2009 TH

One of my favourite movie moments is in the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. The city of Minas Tirith is under siege, and young hobbit hero, Pippin, finds himself sheltering from the attacking armies alongside the wizard Gandalf. As an ogre tries to break through the door, a fearful Pippin says he didn't think it would end this way.

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Unguarded moments: Mediating the media

5 January 2009 TH

Technology is there to bring us closer together, not pull us apart.

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Giving real answers

Giving real answers

5 January 2009 TH

Catherine Smibert says people are still asking questions about faith. The Church just has to find new ways to provide the answers.

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Catholic idol

Catholic idol

5 January 2009 TH

Through chart-topping success with CDB, and the depths of despair, artist Gary Pinto knows God has always been there for him.

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Hearing religious voices

Hearing religious voices

5 January 2009 TH

Is religion in danger of disappearing from the media? Journalist Barney Zwartz thinks religion remains relevant in the public sphere.

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Filtering the net

Filtering the net

5 January 2009 TH

The world is at our children's fingertips, bringing great benefits but also exposing them to some dangers

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God speaks in many ways

God speaks in many ways

5 January 2009 TH

When we think of communication we usually think of the latest technology. We talk about the advantages of SMS, email and MySpace. But in communication there is something deeper than technology. Communication belongs to the bigger picture of what matters in our lives and in our relationship to God. In this Explorations we look at the bigger picture.

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Influencing change

Influencing change

5 January 2009 TH

Some stories have a great power to change society for the better.

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Writing with purpose

Writing with purpose

5 January 2009 TH

Emmanuel College Warnambool teacher Catherine Taggart built the Australian Catholics Young Journalist Award into her class planning last year, and had six students receive recognition in the award. Here, she shares her secrets.

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Living traditions

Living traditions

5 January 2009 TH

Betty Pike has chosen to share the wisdom she's gained in her life in a unique way.

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Censoring consumerism

Censoring consumerism

5 January 2009 TH

An Australian tourist in Malaysia explores how religious values compete for young people's attention in an increasingly commercialised media.

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