In Depth

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Life in limbo

19 May 2021

When we take away asylum seekers’ ability to work in the community, we not only leave them unable to support themselves – we also deprive them of a dignified life.

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Justice together: solidarity and unions

18 May 2021

Unions are not corporations. They are ordinary working people coming together collectively in the cause of social justice. They are not perfect, but they are deeply human, writes Dr John Falzon.

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Explorations: Work and St Joseph

18 May 2021 TH

Given the importance of work to our lives, it’s not surprising there’s a great deal of Catholic thought dedicated to ensuring justice in relationships between employers and workers.

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Explorations: Social justice and the margins

17 February 2021 TH

Catholic Social Teaching is an important part of a faith that does justice. In this Explorations, we explore what it means to have a concern for those at the margins.

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Qavah

17 February 2021 TH

In the language of the Hebrew people, there’s a word for waiting that doesn’t mean passively doing nothing, but instead captures what it means to hope and prepare for something new.

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A song yet to be heard – Dreaming of a reconciled Australia

16 February 2021

The wait for Reconciliation continues for First Nations peoples.

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A life of waiting

16 February 2021 TH

Millions of people around the world live in refugee camps. They are victims of war and persecution, unable to return to their homes, but also unable to start new lives until they find acceptance elsewhere. 

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A sacred vigil

16 February 2021 TH

When we experience trauma in our lives we desire to be healed. We want the resurrection. But what of Holy Saturday? I have come to know the vigil at Christ’s tomb before the resurrection as a sacred space of healing, safety, and intimacy with God. That time of waiting and seeking makes the resurrection triumphant. CONTENT WARNING: This article explores experiences of abuse

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Leaving a mark

2 November 2020 TH

Palms Australia places skilled Australians in voluntary placements around the world. But these experiences are about more than providing help – they’re about being invited into communities, building relationships, and being changed by the experience. 

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Who is Jesus?

2 November 2020

Jesus is at the centre of Christian faith. That is why we hear so much about him, often in complicated language about issues that we cannot understand. We might long for a simple explanation of why Jesus is important and how the different things said about him hang together. It may be helpful way to think of Jesus as the centre of a journey.

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Explorations: Joy and thanksgiving

20 August 2020 TH

For some people, religion can seem dull and sombre. Yet there’s a deep joy at the heart of religious life for Christians. In this Explorations, we explore the role of joy in faith.

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Explorations: The cry of the earth, the cry of the poor

25 May 2020 TH

One of the main messages of Pope Francis’ environmental encyclical, Laudato Si’, is that Catholics wanting to build a better world need to heed both the voices of the poor and marginalised, and the impact of human beings on creation.

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