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Marking out your space

11 Feb 2020 | Michele Gierck

Steve Lawrence has gone from playing in AFL premiership teams, to helping organise World Youth Day 2008, to running leadership workshops across Australia. He shares some of his insights into what it takes to be a leader.   


Putting people first

11 Feb 2020 | Kaitlyn Fasso-Opie

A former Australian Labor Senator, Ursula Stephens has been chief executive of
Catholic Social Services Australia (CSSA) since July 2019. She says while an important aspect of leadership is to inspire others, it’s also about using your influence to bring the best out of every one – and to speak truth to power.


Advice for 2020 school leaders

10 Feb 2020 | Lincoln Ingravalle

Lavalla Catholic College Victoria student Lincoln Ingravalle was named the 2019 VCE Leader of the Year last September. Alongside his school leadership roles, Lincoln was Latrobe City Council Youth Mayor, visiting local schools to talk to students about mental health. He also volunteered as a United Nations Youth Australia Delegate in Timor Leste. His advice to 2020 school leaders? Just keep going.

 


A letter to Pedro Arrupe

29 Oct 2019 | Michael McGirr

Michael McGirr writes to Pedro Arrupe congratulating him for being on the road to sainthood.


Prayer that changes lives

13 Oct 2019 | Kaitlyn Fasso-Opie

Contemplative life isn’t about cutting oneself off from the world, but engaging spiritually with the world, says Mother Hilda Scott from Jamberoo Abbey.


Where words can’t reach

13 Oct 2019 | Tim Kroenert

Religious composer Fr Chris Willcock says music has its own little corner of the soul, which it alone can reach.


Opening your home to children in need

08 Aug 2019 | Abbey Maffescioni

Becoming a foster carer can be a wonderful and rewarding experience, and make a real and lasting difference to the life of a child or young person.


A letter to a poet

07 Aug 2019 | Michael McGirr

Dear Les Murray, I clearly remember the day many years ago when I was working for Australian Catholics magazine and you rang up out of the blue.


Climbing the mountain

07 May 2019 | Anna Watt

Dave Jorna has been running retreat days and leadership programs for young people in schools around Australia for more than a decade. Anna Watt speaks to him about his philosophy for having a healthy mentality, and what he learned while supporting someone close to him suffering from mental health issues.


Q&A with a counsellor

07 May 2019 | Ann Maria Sabu

Francesca Di Biase is a counsellor at Our Lady of Mercy College in Melbourne. A member of our young writers community speaks to her about her work.


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