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Catholic Teacher blog: NAIDOC Week 2019

17 Jun 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

NAIDOC Week emerged from the recognition by Indigenous Australians that they were neglected and not listened to, and from their determination to change things.


Catholic Teacher blog: The decay of the land

11 Jun 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

Desertification is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas. The UN World Day to Combat Desertification will be held on 17 June.


Giving children hope

05 Jun 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

Each year on 12 June, the World Day Against Child Labour brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them. The theme for 2019 is ‘Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams!’


Catholic Teacher blog: Stand with refugees

04 Jun 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

Refugees are not a number nor a problem but are persons, each of whom is precious, each of whom has a story, each of whom makes a claim on us as fellow human beings.


Australian schools give generously to Project Compassion

04 Jun 2019 | Caritas Australia

All around the country, schools, parishes and communities have given generously to Caritas Australia through its Annual Lenten fundraising campaign, Project Compassion.


Faith Matters – Arctic

04 Jun 2019 | Brendan Nicholls

Our seasons are a reminder that nothing is permanent and that we need to adapt and enjoy change. The true test of this ability is to have the courage to rug up and walk straight out into the storm with excitement and a sense of joy.


What should Australians know about refugees

04 Jun 2019

Australian Catholics journalist interns recently recorded a podcast interview with Agum from the Jesuit Social Services Just Voices Speakers Program. Agum arrived in Australia in 2008, after fleeing from Sudan as a refugee when she was a child.


Faith Matters – Inspiration

28 May 2019 | Brendan Nicholls

Despite challenges the mission of the church remains. Indeed the Holy Spirit always guides us so that justice, vitality and new ways come from times of challenge.


Catholic Teacher blog: Queen's Birthday

28 May 2019 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

As Queen's Birthday weekend nears it is right to acknowledge that at a time when the conduct of public life has become increasing fractious and egocentric heads of state who are a model of dignity and of moderation are a blessing.


Catholic Teacher blog: Stories of homelessness

27 May 2019

It can be frighteningly easy to slip into homelessness – a job loss, sickness, family breakdown or shortage of affordable housing can all be factors. Three people tell their stories.


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