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    The Editor |  The Australian Catholics media internship program offers Year 10 and 11 students the chance to get experience in journalism and be the guest editors of the Spring edition of our magazine.
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    Catholic Teacher: Faith formation resources for Term One 2019

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    Making peace with nature

    Michele Gierck |  Having witnessed environmental degradation and its impact on poor communities first-hand, FinbarrHorgan says it’s up to all of us to do more to protect our environment. The challenge for eachof us is to figure out how best to play our part – how to mend our broken relationship andreconcile with creation.
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Magazine Features

Following the path laid out by Laudato Si’

Peter Fleming | 14 Feb 2019

Holy Family Parish Emerton in Western Sydney is making a journey that is deeply inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si’. Now they’re inviting others to walk with them.

A teen with a mission

Tracey Edstein | 14 Feb 2019

Sophia Skarparis’ campaign to ban plastic bags began as a school project. It’s since led her to a Royal meeting, and has no signs of letting up.

Exploring ‘the place in the middle’

Jo Hart | 14 Feb 2019

Students from Catholic and Anglican schools across the country are learning about peace and nonviolence.

Embarking on the journey to Christ

Michael McVeigh | 14 Feb 2019

The sacraments are there to help Catholics strengthen our relationship with Jesus. Many may take that for granted, but speak to some students who recently undertook the sacraments for the first time, and you can understand the profound impact they can have on how we live our lives.

A tree of healing

Michele Frankeni | 06 Feb 2019

Although Red Dust Healing comes from an Aboriginal perspective, it gives all peoples the tools to cope with grief and loss.

Opening up to First Nations peoples

Ann Maria Sabu | 06 Feb 2019

The Uluru Statement was a landmark moment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia, expressing their dreams and desires for acceptance and reconciliation. How can we do our part in supporting those dreams? One of our young writers interviewed Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Victoria Co-ordinator Sherry Balcombe.

Why does God allow drought?

Miriam Stewart | 06 Feb 2019

If God is really good, and all things are created by God, how is it that evil still exists? One of our young writers grapples with these questions, particularly in the light of the drought facing many farmers in her home community.

Making peace with nature

Michele Gierck | 06 Feb 2019

Having witnessed environmental degradation and its impact on poor communities first-hand, Finbarr Horgan says it’s up to all of us to do more to protect our environment. The challenge for each of us is to figure out how best to play our part – how to mend our broken relationship and reconcile with creation.

Explaining the issues: The Seal of Confession

Fr Justin Glyn | 14 Feb 2019

Why is the seal of confession so important for the Church? Canon lawyer Fr Justin Glyn SJ explores some of the questions readers might have about the seal of confession in light of recent debates.

In service of all soles

Genevieve Peters | 14 Feb 2019

The Washing of the Feet has long been one of our Easter rituals in the Catholic Church. But what’s special about the way it’s been used in recent years by Pope Francis.

More Stories

Q and A with Carolina Gottardo

 | 06 Feb 2019

Jesuit Refugee Service director Carolina Gottardo attended the UN Conference in Marrakech in December where the international community met to adopt the Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular Migration (GCM). 

Scenes from the Mexican border

Ann Deslandes | 14 Feb 2019

I met Franco standing outside the migrant shelter in Tijuana when I was planning to leave for the day. He clocked my white skin and media lanyard and called out to me in English. I stopped and said hi.

A land without checkpoints

Michael McVeigh | 14 Feb 2019

The suburbs of Melbourne are a long way from the streets of Palestine, but for three student teachers from Bethlehem University a month at an Australian school was an opportunity for both sharing and learning.

Going zero-waste for Lent

Alice Foddy | 06 Feb 2019

Thinking about what you might do to get closer to God this Lent? Perhaps consider something that will get you closer to creation, too.

Saints for all seasons: St Francis of Assisi

Peter Fleming | 13 Feb 2019

St Francis of Assisi was indeed a brother to all creation.

Recipe: Hot Chicken

Brendon D'Souza | 14 Feb 2019

Travel to almost any country in the world and chances are you will find a recipe for chicken.

Regular features

When something shatters

Kate Moriarty | 14 Feb 2019

Family life is the first place we learn about relationships – both how they break and how to mend them.

A letter to a friend in pain

Michael McGirr | 14 Feb 2019

Remembering the good times and offering your company (community) to a friend.

Why do we need Reconciliation?

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ | 14 Feb 2019

The Sacrament of Reconciliation was developed in the Catholic Church as one of a number of ways to strengthen our relationship with God. In this Explorations we look at the history of the sacrament and its place in the life of Catholics today.

Small 'r' reconciliation

Ann Rennie | 06 Feb 2019

Reconciliation begins in the home.

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