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    Life without a home

    Michele Frankeni |  Domestic violence caused Mary and her teenage son to flee their home with just the clothes they wore. However, the trauma of the initial flight has been nothing to the relentless need to find somewhere for the family to live.
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    Nicola Nemaric |  Throwing an eco-friendly party doesn't have to be too difficult. Here's a checklist to help reduce your celebration's environmental footprint.
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    A global peace movement

    Kaitlyn Fasso-Opie |  The International Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was the winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Many may not be aware that the campaign began in Australia. We talk to one of the founders, Tilman Ruff, about how the campaign was first launched.
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Magazine Features

The fight against killing

Natasha Marsh | 23 May 2018

illustrationJulian McMathone is one of Australia's most prominent anti-death penalty advocates.


By the will of God

Rosie Hoban | 23 May 2018

Sr Josephine CannellCelebrating her 100th birthday in February 2018, Sister of Charity Josephine Cannell looks back on a life lived for God.


Find your dream partner today

Kate Moriarty | 23 May 2018

finger matchCan Catholic teaching really help you find love and happiness? Kate Moriarty has an idea for a new app called SwipeRight – which offers something that other dating apps don’t.


The holistic approach to health care

Michele Frankeni | 23 May 2018

Best practice care in Catholic hospitals ensure the patient's needs are foremost.


Life without a home

Michele Frankeni | 23 May 2018

Domestic violence caused Mary and her teenage son to flee their home with just the clothes they wore. However, the trauma of the initial flight has been nothing to the relentless need to find somewhere for the family to live.


The joy of family life

Francine Crimmins | 22 May 2018

The Hyland family from the NSW Central Coast has been selected as the official family delegate for the World Meeting of Families (WMF) to be held in Dublin during August this year.


Rethinking the abortion debate

Emilie Ng | 22 May 2018

Abortion Rethink changes the 'pro-life' and 'pro-choice' conversation by focusing on providing support for vulnerable pregnant women so that they don’t feel abortion is their only option.


More Stories

Teaching public issues in Catholic schools

James O'Brien | 23 May 2018

In Catholic schools, teachers can prepare students for responsible lives informed by faith. They need to do that in an open and honest forum.


Alice Springs parish communities combine

 | 23 May 2018

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish in Alice Springs has been finding new common ground through regular sharing of the Eucharist among members of the Arrernte Indigenous community and the broader parish.


The story of the Rainbow Spirit

Betty Pike | 23 May 2018

rainbow serpent from balloonsWhen God speaks to us, it is not always easy to know and understand just what we are being asked to do.


Mud-wrestling the Catholic Elephant

John Warhurst | 23 May 2018

gates outside a catholic churchThe Catholic Church is big and complex. That is one of its defining characteristics yet the media and society at large, much less the Catholic community itself, often fail to grasp its consequences.


A universal undertaking

Michael McVeigh | 23 May 2018

dove in the handFive Catholic thinkers who have helped shape our understanding of what it means to respect the rights and dignity of each person in our world.


Getting schooled by young people

Fatima Measham | 22 May 2018

classroom‘Nothing snaps you out of being a grown up more than being put in your place by a kid.’


Regular features

The Seamless Garment

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ | 24 May 2018

cross on a hillWhile each Catholic is committed to following Christ, communities are often divided about what the priorities of the church should be. In this Explorations, we explore the idea of the ‘seamless garment’ – that there is a consistent ethic of life that unites all of the Church’s priorities. How can this help communities focus their efforts back on Jesus’ mission?


A letter to Dr Frankenstein

Michael McGirr | 23 May 2018

frankenstein monster face close upDear Dr Frankenstein, Congratuations on your 200th birthday. We all know that fictional characters can outlive real ones but, even so, two hundred years is a pretty good effort.


A prayer for good humour

Margaret Mary Flynn | 23 May 2018

illustration of young girlSt Thomas More was an English writer, philosopher, lawyer and family man. He also appreciated a joke.


Living large

Kate Moriarty | 23 May 2018

Home truthsThe difficulties in trying to explain (or not) a large family.


The coat I wear

Ann Rennie | 22 May 2018

American essayist Brian Doyle wrote, ‘Catholic is my language, Catholic is the coat I wear, Catholic is the house in which I live.’ I know just what he means.


St Gianna Beretta Molla

Peter Fleming | 22 May 2018

St Gianna BerettaIn this issue our Saint for all Seasons is St Gianna Beretta Molla – the patron saint of the right to life.