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News feature: Frank conversations to tackle abuse

01 Aug 2013 | Michael McVeigh

Professor Maria Harries brings 45 years of experience working with victims of sexual abuse to her new position on the Truth, Justice and Healing Council. She says the Catholic Church needs to have a frank encounter with the realities of sexual abuse, and its response to the Royal Commission is just one aspect of that encounter.


Eight eye-opening facts about Pope Francis

08 May 2013 | Michael McVeigh and Rob Morris SJ

Eight eye-opening facts about Pope FrancisSo 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.


Editorial

07 May 2013 | Michael McVeigh

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.


Artist portrait: Kate Murphy

19 Feb 2013 | Michael McVeigh

Artist portrait: Kate MurphySydney-based Kate Murphy is a portrait artist. But instead of a brush she has a video camera, and instead of a canvas she has a television screen.


Editorial

18 Feb 2013 | Michael McVeigh

Pope Benedict XVI will be remembered as a quiet teacher in a world not used to people speaking in gentle tones. His speeches and encyclicals weren't condemnations of modern society, but rather deep reflections on themes central to our faith.


Chasing something more

06 Jan 2013 | Michael McVeigh

Chasing something moreIt's remembered as one of the greatest run chases in the history of Australian cricket, but there is a back story to Justin Langer's famous innings that isn't so well known.


God’s First XI

06 Jan 2013 | Michael McVeigh

God's First XICricket wasn't played in biblical times, but that doesn't stop us from wondering how biblical figures and early Christians might have performed with the bat and ball. How do you think today's Australian cricket team would match up against this group?


From boys to men

17 Dec 2012 | Michael McVeigh

From boys to menA successful scholarship program for Indigenous students is about providing more than just a quality education. At St Ignatius' College, Riverview in Sydney, the boys are given an insight into what it means to be Indigenous men, so they can be the next generation of leaders and role models in their communities.


Moments of reconciliation

17 Dec 2012 | Michael McVeigh

Moments of reconciliationOver two decades have passed since Pope John Paul II's historic speech to Indigenous Australians in Alice Springs in 1986. We ask some Indigenous leaders what have been some of the most significant recent landmarks for Indigenous Catholics in Australia.


Editorial

17 Dec 2012 | Michael McVeigh

At the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council Assembly in Melbourne last October, one of the attendees got up and spoke about the story of William Cooper.


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