Edition: Winter 2018 Respecting Life

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The Seamless Garment

24 May 2018 TH

While each Catholic is committed to following Christ, communities are often divided about what the priorities of the church should be. In this Explorations, we explore the idea of the ‘seamless garment’ – that there is a consistent ethic of life that unites all of the Church’s priorities. How can this help communities focus their efforts back on Jesus’ mission?

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Home truths

Living large

23 May 2018 TH

The difficulties in trying to explain (or not) a large family.

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Life without a home

23 May 2018 TH

Domestic violence caused Mary and her teenage son to flee their home with just the clothes they wore. However, the trauma of the initial flight has been nothing to the relentless need to find somewhere for the family to live.

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The fight against killing

23 May 2018 TH

Julian McMahon AC is one of Australia's most prominent anti-death penalty advocates.

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A letter to Dr Frankenstein

23 May 2018 TH

Dear Dr Frankenstein, Congratulations on your 200th birthday. We all know that fictional characters can outlive real ones but, even so, two hundred years is a pretty good effort.

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Playlist: Choose life

23 May 2018 TH

How can people rise above adversity and become empowered to make a life for themselves? This playlist brings together some examples of how the right attitude can help someone change their situation.

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Thousands of voices call for justice

23 May 2018 TH

The Palm Sunday Walk for Justice is a chance to reflect on beliefs about refugees and justice.

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Teaching public issues in Catholic schools

23 May 2018 TH

In Catholic schools, teachers can prepare students for responsible lives informed by faith. They need to do that in an open and honest forum.

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Four life-affirming moments in Horton Hears A Who!

23 May 2018 TH

Looking for something inspiring and life-affirming to show the children? Thea Kurniawan says Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! has a lot to say about the sacredness of life.

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A universal undertaking

23 May 2018 TH

Five Catholic thinkers who have helped shape our understanding of what it means to respect the rights and dignity of each person in our world.

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Find your dream partner today

23 May 2018 TH

Can Catholic teaching really help you find love and happiness? Kate Moriarty has an idea for a new app called SwipeRight – which offers something that other dating apps don’t.

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The holistic approach to health care

23 May 2018 TH

Best practice care in Catholic hospitals ensure the patient's needs are foremost.

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