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Freedom of religion: What is all the fuss about?

01 Nov 2017 | Fr Justin Glyn SJ

Religious freedom often comes up in public debate, most  recently around the issue of allowing same sex couples to marry. Why is it such a hot topic for religious people? 


Explorations: A journey into freedom

01 Nov 2017 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Freedom is a central theme for Christians – from Jesus’ proclamation that he came to free the oppressed, to current debates around the role of religion in our society. Where does our understanding of the term come from, and how does it shape the way we live and engage with people who are different to us? 


Communities in the Church

09 Aug 2017 | Andrew Hamilton SJ

Human beings have always been in two minds about connecting with one another. We long for connection, but when we do connect we often fight and destroy one another. As a result people have always dreamed of islands where they and their close friends can be safe and have surrounded their castles with moats to shut others out. 


Exploring the question of women deacons

23 May 2017 | Clare Deignan

Is it time for the Catholic Church to welcome women deacons? Pope Francis says let’s talk about it.


Explorations: The place of Mary in the Church

23 May 2017 | Fr Andrew Hamilton

At the time of the Reformation Catholics and Protestants argued about the place of Mary in the Church. The Protestants argued that Catholics treated Mary as another God, and that devotion to Mary was not found in Scripture. Mary continued to have a central place in Catholic devotion.


Online exclusive: Creating safe environments for children

23 May 2017 | Nancy Bicchieri

Nancy Bicchieri from Catholic Education Melbourne looks at the Royal Commission’s research paper on grooming and provides some tips for Catholic communities on reducing the opportunity for grooming behaviours in schools.


The key to tackling family violence

01 Feb 2017 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Tackling the issue of domestic violence means seriously addressing issues like porn and violence in our community.


Explorations: The music of faith

01 Feb 2017 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

While music is a central part of our celebrations of the liturgy, it’s also often a source of conflict. 


Questions arising from the marriage equality debate

31 Oct 2016 | Michael McVeigh

Whether it’s via a plebiscite or a parliamentary vote, Australia’s politicians have been discussing this year whether and how the country might legalise same-sex marriage. 


The Church’s divine comedy

31 Oct 2016 | Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ

Conversations about the Catholic Church are of many kinds: happy, sad, curious, tragic. They remind me of different TV shows we watch. 


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