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St Maximilian Kolbe’s choice

16 February 2021 TH

The patience of a saint.

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Breaking open the Church for women

16 February 2021 TH

Phyliss Zagano has been a member of a commission set up by Pope Francis to study women’s deacons, and has published numerous works on the issue. In this interview, Deb Kent asks her about her work, and why the Church struggles to see women as made in the image of Christ.

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Following God’s still, small voice

28 October 2020 TH

Journalist Jo Hayes says her successful media career is largely the result of praying and listening to God. 

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Elsie's lessons

27 October 2020 TH

Elsie Heiss found solace in her faith as she grew up, created a community where she could feel at home, then spent much of her life helping the broader Catholic community grow in their understanding and acceptance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Monsieur Vincent’s home among the poor

18 May 2020 TH

A young St Vincent de Paul was attracted to the priesthood because of his desire for a comfortable life. But his true home was found on a different path.

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A letter to a centenarian

17 May 2020 TH

Tom Moore was never shy of public service, but did the expect to become an international sensation after he passed his 99th birthday?

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Marking out your space

12 February 2020 TH

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.   

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Putting people first

12 February 2020 TH

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.

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Advice for 2020 school leaders

11 February 2020 TH

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.  

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A letter to Pedro Arrupe

30 October 2019 TH

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

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Prayer that changes lives

14 October 2019 TH

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

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Where words can’t reach

14 October 2019 TH

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

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