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Around the schools

25 May 2020

News and items from around the schools including tips on teaching remotely, teachers who have been siging to their students and an online retreat for a time of isolation.


A sustainable career years in the making

24 May 2020 | Michele Frankeni

Every educational post helped build Bernard Holland’s commitment to environmental sustainability, culminating in his role as Catholic Earthcare Australia Director.


Supporting Australian communities in unprecedented times

17 May 2020 | Kaitlyn Fasso-Opie

A summer of bushfires has been followed by a pandemic that has seen unprecedented shutdowns and economic hardship. Yet organisations such as St Vincent de Paul are continuing to respond in any way they can.


Present from afar

17 May 2020 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

The coronavirus might have affected the way we can interact, but it hasn’t changed our need for connection with each other and with God.

 


Family life under lockdown

17 May 2020 | Michael McVeigh

The coronavirus has had an impact on families across the globe. While social and work activities might be curtailed, many families have found living in close quarters has helped fuel creativity and strengthen relationships. We asked the Rich family in Brisbane what life under lockdown has been like for them.


Living Laudato si’ in the Kimberley

17 May 2020 | Emilie Ng

With its pristine white beaches and rolling dirt-red cliffs, Broome is the pearl of Australia’s north-west. The Nulungu Research Institute at Notre Dame University, in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, is working to turn the region into a microcosm for a better Australia, both for the land and its people.


The beloved Amazon

17 May 2020 | Michele Gierck

Australian Divine Word Missionary Priest Fr Manh Le spent five years ministering to remote communities in the Amazon region. In the wake of the Pope’s latest exhortation, Querida Amazonia, we spoke to him about what he learned among the peoples of the region.

 


Seeking God in the stillness: Faith in the time of coronavirus

16 May 2020 | Anna Watt

These are unprecedented times. The streets have gone quiet, many businesses are closed and people are confined to their homes. In this new world, the Catholic Church has had to find new ways of bringing people together, sharing the Good News, and offering hope to those who are struggling.


New paths for our Church

12 May 2020 | Ally FitzGerald, Roger FitzGerald and Craig Arthur

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective on Laudato Si’ and Querida Amazonia


What is Integral Ecology?

05 May 2020 | Alice Carwardine

Five years ago, Pope Francis published his environmental encyclical, Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home. One of the ideas that emerged from this landmark document was ‘integral ecology’. In this feature, we explore what this means, and why it’s so important to the way Catholics understand our relationship to God, each other and creation.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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