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A letter to: a painter

18 Feb 2013 | Michael McGirr

Dear Rembrandt,
Thank you for sending me a quote for painting the front of our house. I appreciate your advice about not bothering to paint the back because you believe that we should only be worried about what people can see from the street.


Marathon priest

06 Jan 2013 | Catherine Marshall

Marathon priestRunning gives Sydney parish priest Fr Edward Dooley SJ a chance to find time with God.


The Creator Spirit and me

17 Dec 2012 | Evelyn Parkin

The Creator Spirit and meMy name is Evelyn Parkin. I was born and raised on North Stradbroke Island. I am writing about my relationship with the Creator Spirit of Aboriginal Spirituality who I believe is also the same God who speaks to me through my Christian faith. I will try to explain these two spiritual beliefs.


Editorial

17 Dec 2012 | Michael McVeigh

At the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council Assembly in Melbourne last October, one of the attendees got up and spoke about the story of William Cooper.


Unguarded moments: Hearing the truth of Indigenous stories

17 Dec 2012 | Ann Rennie

The Australian Indigenous story has many chapters, some coloured with discovery and some blacked out with dispossession, some heartwarming and some heartbreaking, some hidden and some heralded.


Editorial

12 Dec 2012 | Michael McVeigh

A lecturer was speaking to his students about faith. The lecturer, an atheist, said that faith was irrational. If God created everything in the universe, then God must have created evil. If that is the case, then God must be evil, and religious people must be wrong about God's nature.


Unguarded moments: Living the good life

12 Dec 2012 | Ann Rennie

There's a big difference between the 'good life' we're sold in commercials, and the good life God calls us to live.


Editorial

23 Sep 2012 | Michael McVeigh

In the Christmas edition of Australian Catholics, we look at why Catholics go on pilgrimages in search of God.


Unguarded moments: Going away to go home

23 Sep 2012 | Ann Rennie

In the Middle Ages the idea of a pilgrimage was to travel to a shrine or renowned place of worship. This was usually undertaken on foot, in a group, and is well documented via the colourful characters found in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.


Editorial: What makes a good education?

30 Apr 2012 | Fatima Measham

The conversation regarding our schools has been enlivened in recent years by advancements in technology, the publication of searchable NAPLAN results, the nationalisation of the curriculum, and the Gonski review of school funding.


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