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A letter to Tolkien

28 May 2014 | Michael McGirr

Dear Tolkien, It seems strange just to call you by your surname. Your wife, Edith, always called you Ronald. Your many friends at Oxford University tended to call you Tollers and to some you were Professor Tolkien. 

To see the person with love

28 May 2014 | Jan Coleman & Caitlin Coleman

The Church's teaching on sexuality, like all Church teachings, is grounded in a desire to build relationships modeled on God’s own love for us. Unfortunately many same-sex attracted people have found themselves greeted, not with love, but with condemnation and discrimination from many Catholics. This edition is about respecting the dignity of each human being. So we have asked Jan Coleman and her daughter Caitlin, who is gay, to respond to the Pope’s statements on homosexuality. 

Editorial: Lessons in truthiness

03 Mar 2014 | Michael McVeigh

US Catholic comedian Stephen Colbert has a theory about Pope Francis. 'He's a vigilante vicar', Colbert said, after hearing reports that the Pope had been going out on the streets dressed as a simple priest to minister to people.

Unguarded moments: The life of the party

03 Mar 2014 | Ann Rennie

Jesus liked to enjoy himself. So why shouldn't we?

A letter to: A new teacher

08 Jan 2014 | Michael McGirr

Dear Pat, Congratulations on your first full-time job as a teacher.

Unguarded moments: How will they know if we really love them?

08 Jan 2014 | Ann Rennie

Evangelisation isn't just about preaching the Gospel. It's about living it in every interaction.

Editorial: Keeping it real

08 Jan 2014 | Michael McVeigh

A lot of Catholics don’t feel comfortable with the word ‘evangelisation’. It evokes images of people singing their praises to God, and talking about God’s love for them.

How to love your neighbour who is a roaring idiot or even worse

08 Oct 2013 | Brian Doyle

Aw, it's easy to love Mister B, as he's the guy who cheerfully lends his tools to everyone on the street, and gives away hatfuls of fresh redolent tomatoes.

Friends across faiths

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08 Oct 2013 |

Brigid Meney and Anousha Patel disuss how their Catholic and Hindu faiths influence their friendship.

Childish compassion

08 Oct 2013 | Jeffrey Self

How do you explain to children why our country is so unwelcoming towards people who come to our shores on boats?

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