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Editorial

12 Dec 2012 | Michael McVeigh

A lecturer was speaking to his students about faith. The lecturer, an atheist, said that faith was irrational. If God created everything in the universe, then God must have created evil. If that is the case, then God must be evil, and religious people must be wrong about God's nature.


Editorial

23 Sep 2012 | Michael McVeigh

In the Christmas edition of Australian Catholics, we look at why Catholics go on pilgrimages in search of God.


Have you heard the one about…?

23 Sep 2012 | Michael McVeigh

Have you heard the one aboutWhether he's discussing God's 'approval rating' on The Colbert Report, writing books about Jesus' sense of humour, or providing more serious analysis, Fr James Martin SJ has found a way of communicating the timeless messages of the Gospel that resonates with audiences today.


Grading the teachers

30 Apr 2012 | Michael McVeigh

Grading the teachersJust how helpful are the lessons we learn in movies? We turn the tables on some iconic movie teachers and grade them on how well their wisdom stacks up against the teachings of Jesus.


Our greatest happiness

04 Mar 2012 | Michael McVeigh

Our greatest happinessDiscovering what we should do with our lives means looking at the gifts we have, and how we are called to use them for others.


Do you have the X factor?

04 Mar 2012 | Michael McVeigh and Catherine Marshall

Do you have the x factor?While not all of us will be saints, we are all called to play a part in God's plan for the world. Try our quiz to see what sort of life you might be called to live.


Editorial: What is it that touches your heart?

04 Mar 2012 | Michael McVeigh

What is it that touches your heart? Earlier this year, the international leader of the Society of Jesus Fr Adolfo Nicolas was asked by a young Australian, 'What advice would you give to a young person trying to discern their career or occupational path, who has an interest in serving the poor, but does not necessarily want to dedicate their entire life to this service?'


Teaching right and wrong

12 Dec 2011 | Michael McVeigh

Teaching right and wrongThere's an old adage, 'give me a child until he's seven, and I will give you the man' (we're not sure if the hypothetical scenario takes more, or less, time for women).


Harry Potter and the Seven Heavenly Virtues

12 Dec 2011 | Michael McVeigh

Harry Potter and the Seven Heavenly Virtues The Harry Potter stories delighted us with stories of epic Quidditch matches and heroic efforts to defeat the evil wizard Voldemort. But the way Harry and his friends face obstacles they encounter can also teach us about how to face problems in our own lives.


Facing a moral dilemma

12 Dec 2011 | Michael McVeigh

Facing a moral dilemma We asked some students at St Patrick's College in Shorncliffe, Queensland, to write about a moral dilemma they have faced.


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