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A saintly social justice mash-up

25 May 2020 | Thea Kurniawan

Regular readers will be familiar with our ‘Sneaky Jesus Songs’ series that highlights songs with lyrics that, if looked at in a certain light, could be seen as religious hymns. Inspired by that series, we’ve put a mash-up of tunes that could be related to the stories of some inspiring social justice saints.

Quiet moments

17 May 2020 | Nevie Peters

Sprawled across a creaky metal grandstand at the peak of a grassy knoll, 47 young, sweaty faces watched the chaplain deliver his service. He was reading from a small bunch of notes in front of him on the table. It was warm, and a bit windy, and very quiet.

Social justice leaders in YA fiction

12 Feb 2020 | Hannah Kennelly

In a world where governing bodies are often consumed by conflict and disagreement, the principles of Catholic Social Teaching actually provide a good blueprint for a different way to lead. But how can we help the next generation better understand and follow these principles? One of our young writers looks at some popular Young Adult (YA) novels to find some examples of fictional leaders who – whether they know it or not – bring the teachings of the Catholic Church to life.

Bible hacks: Learning through failure

11 Feb 2020 | Geraldine Vytilingam

Even the best leaders have to live with, and learn from, failure. Here’s some Biblical inspiration on what to do when things don’t work out the way you hoped.

The weird and wonderful of Catholicism

13 Oct 2019 | Dylan Forge

There are some mystical aspects of Catholicism that seem strange to people outside the Church (and some inside the Church, too). But if we look at some of them a little more closely, we can find ideas that have enriched the prayer lives of Catholics over the centuries.

Catholic school students share inspiring family stories

13 Aug 2019

Family stories of courage, determination and faith are in abundance among the winning entries of this year’s Australian Catholics Young Journalist Award, sponsored by Australian Catholic University.

Guest editors

06 Aug 2019

In May, we welcomed six Catholic school students in our offices in Melbourne to be the guest editors of our Spring edition.

YJA Intermediate Section winner

05 Aug 2019

The winner of the 2019 Australian Catholics Young Journalist Award Intermediate Section was Asheriya Charan of Thomas Carr College, Tarneit, Vic who wrote about her grandfather's quest for education.

YJA Intermediate runner-up

05 Aug 2019

The runner-up in the Australian Catholics' Young Journalist Award Intermediate Section was Madeline McVeigh of Catholic Ladies College, Eltham Vic. 

YJA Junior Section runner-up

05 Aug 2019

The runner-up in the Australian Catholics' Young Journalist Award Junior Section was Makaylah Beatty of Augustines Primary School, Coffs Harbour, NSW.











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