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Summer 2018/19: How do you pray?

29 October 2018


Creative responses to the abuse crisis

10 November 2018 | Michael McVeigh

Fr Hans ZollnerFr Hans Zollner SJ talks about the Church's international response to the abuse crisis, and what can be done to better engage with victims and survivors in Australia. 

Acknowledgment plaques

10 November 2018 |

Australia’s Catholic bishops have endorsed a plaque for use in Catholic schools, parishes and organisations, which is now available through the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC).

Silent Night: The origins of a classic Christmas tune

10 November 2018 | Lawrence Brazier

This year, one of the world’s most loved Christmas hymns turns 200. Few, however, might know the story of how it came to be composed.

Pray with Pope Francis

10 November 2018 |

Each month, the Pope puts forward a prayer intention and asks Catholics around the world to join him in prayer.

A letter to the Speaker of the House

09 November 2018 | Michael McGirr

parliament huseIt's comforting that Parliament starts with what is, effectively, a love letter.

In tune with the Holy Spirit

09 November 2018 | Tracey Edstein

Peter KearneyPeter Kearney is a self-taught musician and composer, who uses his song-writing as a form of prayer.

The enormous Little Flower

09 November 2018 | Peter Fleming

Despite her nickname, there was little that was small or insignificant about St Therese of Lisieux.

Four days in the elements

09 November 2018 | Michele Gierck

Following a group of students from St Ignatius College, Geelong, as they grow more in tune with each other and the environment as part of their Outdoor and Environmental Studies subject.

Connecting with God through sport

09 November 2018 | Tracey Edstein

Sport and faith were passions for Helene O’Neill from an early age. But it was only later in life that she saw the fruitfulness in bringing them together.

Welcome to Bethlehem

09 November 2018 | Nieve Walton

Ever wondered what it might have been like to be there at the first Christmas? An annual event tries to bring the Nativity scene to life with an immersive production involving hundreds of volunteers.

Conversations Catholics need to have

09 November 2018 | Michael McVeigh

Fr Timothy RadcliffeDominican author and theologian Fr Timothy Radcliffe was in Australia earlier this year, speaking to staff in a number of Catholic schools. Australian Catholics editor Michael McVeigh sat down with him to talk about faith, education and how we might better open up conversations as Catholics.

Strands of spirituality in the Catholic church

08 November 2018 | Margaret-Mary Flynn

dove symbolAustralian Catholics explores some of the more well-known pathways that people take to connect with God.

Finding your spiritual guide

08 November 2018 | Nevie Peters

candleWhat type of spirituality suits you? Take this quiz to see if any of the major schools of spituality might be a good starting point for you.

A Christmas carol (or two)

01 November 2018 | Sinead Goodfellow

One of the best parts of celebrating Christmas in Australia is that the weather is perfect for outdoor carols events. One of our young writers reflects on a favourite tradition in her family.

Explorations: Prayer

09 November 2018 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

In this Explorations we look at why prayer is such an important part of our faith, and at some of the different ways people go about it.

Finding a retreat centre

08 November 2018 |

Having first read about the different strands of spirituality, here’s a guide to help you find a spiritual retreat that might best suit you.

Setting some new KPIs

10 November 2018 | Ann Rennie

As we look towards the new year, perhaps we need to set ourselves some new goals so we can work towards everyday holiness.

Sport and Christian joy

10 November 2018 | Fr Paul A McGavin

sport iconsCan sports bring us closer to God? Pope Francis certainly thinks so.

How do you communion?

10 November 2018 | Michele Frankeni

For us Catholics, the Eucharist belongs to us all. The sacrament is special, but we don’t have to be special to receive it.

Living on a prayer

08 November 2018 | Kate Moriarty

Sometimes we wonder if we’re getting through when we try to get our children to pray. But special moments provide encouragement.

Finding God in community

29 October 2018 | James O'Brien

CLC is a lay community and public world association of women and men shaped by the spirituality of St Ignatius of Loyola. It is a way of Christian life for people drawn to attend to the presence of God in their lives.

Breathing with God

09 November 2018 | Thea Kurniawan

Bringing together music, scripture and meditative repetition, Taizé prayers have become more popular in recent years, particularly among younger Catholics.

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