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Winter 2010: Mission

03 May 2010


Places of belonging

03 May 2010 | David Kilmartin

Places of belongingChoosing a Catholic school is about more than educational opportunities. It's about connecting with a community, and wanting something more for your child.

Giving refuge

03 May 2010 | Catherine Marshall

Giving refugeSister Denise Coghlan has been supporting the Cambodian people since the 1980s, and has learnt the importance of seeing the world through the eyes of the poor.

Following a call

03 May 2010 | Sarah Baker

Following a callDonna Mulhearn has stared war in the face, survived constant missile attacks and has been taken hostage by fighters in Fallujah, Baghdad, but her overseas pilgrimage to spread the message of non-violent action continues to be a powerful and inspirational act of hope and peace.

Celebrating the arts

03 May 2010 |

Celebrating the artsIn dioceses around Australia, communities come together to appreciate the gifts of students at festivals celebrating the arts.

Beyond the classroom

03 May 2010 | Michael McVeigh

Beyond the classroomCatholic schools are finding new learning opportunities for students by creating partnerships with others in the community.

Getting involved

03 May 2010 | Caitlyn Devlin

Getting involvedGoing along to World Youth Day was just one of the unexpected experiences that Caitlyn Devlin has enjoyed at university.

Two-way learning

03 May 2010 | Michael McVeigh

Two-way learningAs well as schools and universities, there are Catholic institutions providing adult education in Australia, and organisations educating those outside mainstream education. Nungalinya College in Darwin falls into both categories.

Good sisters

03 May 2010 | Liz Lillis

Good sistersA unique bond has been forged between two parishes, one in Victoria the other in Uganda.

Doing more

03 May 2010 | Michael McVeigh

Doing moreThe saying goes, 'to understand someone, walk a mile in their shoes'. At St Patrick's Primary School in Nanango, Queensland, students have gone further. Last year, as part of the Caritas Be More Challenge, they spent 12 hours walking while carrying bottles of water in order to understand the lives of children in Africa.

Seeing with new eyes

03 May 2010 | Fatima Measham

Seeing with new eyesAn immersion experience in Vietnam changed the way a group of students sees the world.

Explorations: The local and universal Church

03 May 2010 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

The local and universal ChurchFrom its earliest times, the Church has been both intensely local and intensely universal. Being Catholic means being able to encompass both these perspectives.

A mission to the world

03 May 2010 | Ann Rennie

Our Church’s mission, in Australia and overseas, is about multiplying hope by hope. 

Editorial: Guidance from the cross

03 May 2010 | Michael McVeigh

The wonderful thing about the image of Christ on the cross is that it speaks to us in so many different ways. In good times, it calls us to give more of ourselves in the name of God, while in hard times it provides comfort in knowing we are not alone in our suffering.

Unguarded moments: A mission to the world

03 May 2010 |

Our Church's mission, in Australia and overseas, is about multiplying hope by hope.

Planting hope

03 May 2010 | Michelle Coram

A young Australian Catholic helps build a home for a family in Nepal, and takes home a bit of Nepal in return.

Church in miniature

03 May 2010 | Frank O’Shea

Church in miniatureIn schools run by the Marist Brothers, there is a tradition that students learn to sing the Sub Tuum, the prayer to Mary which had a particular significance for the order's founder, St Marcellin.

Seeing the face of God

03 May 2010 | Sr Maureen Elliott FMM

Seeing the face of GodCurrently working at a health centre in Ethiopia, Franciscan Missionary of Mary Sister Maureen Elliott reflects on what it means to live 'on mission'.

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