Edition: Winter 2013 Faith In The Public Square

Taking it to the streets

Taking it to the streets

8 May 2013 TH

If Catholics want to keep the Church relevant in public life, they have to get creative and find ways that work in today's world.

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A place among the outcasts

A place among the outcasts

8 May 2013 TH

Margaret Hayes says she works with people with HIV/AIDS and people in prisons because they need to know that God loves them. It's a place in society where the Church will always be welcome.

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Searching for a GPS

Searching for a GPS

8 May 2013 TH

The Church is a place where people can find guidance, community and spirituality. Where do young people find these things today? We asked some of them to share their thoughts.

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Raising believers and raising non-believers

Raising believers and raising non-believers

8 May 2013 TH

We live in a community with people of many different beliefs, and with those who don't hold any religious belief. Yet in things like raising and caring for our children, there are more things we hold in common than those that differentiate us.

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Eight eye-opening facts about Pope Francis

Eight eye-opening facts about Pope Francis

8 May 2013 TH

So you think you're an expert on the new Pope? You might know that he's the first Pope from the southern hemisphere, and the first Jesuit in the role, but here are some things you might not know.

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Christianity in public life

Explorations: Christianity in public life

8 May 2013 TH

Jesus said, 'Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and render unto God the things which are God's.' But how do we decide how much our faith encroaches into the public square, and how much should be kept to ourselves?

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Living up to the 'Catholic' label

Living up to the 'Catholic' label

8 May 2013 TH

Former NSW Premier Kristina Keneally says it's not easy being a Catholic in public life, particularly when you have your own struggles with the faith.

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The new radicals?

The new radicals?

8 May 2013 TH

Forget rock concerts. If young people really want to get their parents worried, perhaps they should start going to Mass on Sundays.

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Towards a rational faith

Towards a rational faith

8 May 2013 TH

Why do so many young Australians seem to think that faith is not relevant to their lives? 

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Editorial

8 May 2013 TH

The world today is a lot like a vast bazaar filled with noise and lights, with people trying to distract us in one way or another, to make us feel we need to listen to their message above and beyond everything else. This bazaar is where we construct who we are, everything from our clothes and hairstyles, to football teams and political allegiances.

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News feature: Time to face the truth

8 May 2013 TH

In order to make amends for its actions in the past, the Catholic Church needs to face up truthfully to questions about its conduct, says Chief Executive of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council Francis Sullivan.

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Unguarded moments: Making a noise, and making it clear

8 May 2013 TH

If we want to see the Church of the 21st century, we should look first to what's happening in our schools.

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