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A letter to Dr Frankenstein

22 May 2018 | Michael McGirr

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.


The coat I wear

21 May 2018 | Ann Rennie

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

21 May 2018 | Peter Fleming

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


The Romero Prayer

05 Feb 2018 | Bishop Ken Untener

Illustration of dove of peaceThis prayer was composed by Bishop Ken Untener of Saginaw, drafted for a homily by Cardinal John Dearden in November 1979 for a celebration of departed priests. It is often and widely shared as 'The Oscar Romero Prayer'. While Archbishop Romero never uttered these words, the prayer itself is a powerful summary of his legacy, and the legacy of all prophetic voices in the Church. 


Holy Thursday with the Neatmans

05 Feb 2018 | Kate Moriarty

Home truths-illustration of exasperated woman at holy comnunionA lesson in patience. 


St John the Baptist

05 Feb 2018 | Peter Fleming

St John the BaptistSt John the Baptist was a prophetic saint, from the womb to the tomb. 


Voices from above

05 Feb 2018 | Ann Rennie

Tall grasses blow in the wind at duskWhat the world needs now is voices that fly above and beyond agenda and spin and rift and tit for tat. 


A letter to Martin Luther King Jr

05 Feb 2018 | Staff

Dr Martin Luther King JrFifty years have passed since Dr Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated – a crime that still resonates today.


Spending time at the foot of the Cross

05 Feb 2018 | Susie Hii

St Luke painting the Crucifixion artworkWhen I was young, during Lent, every Friday, I went to church and took part in the Stations of the Cross with the congregation, feeling deep sorrow for Jesus. As I grew older, I became afraid of the Cross. 


A freedom grounded in God

01 Nov 2017 | Rob Morris SJ

Today’s society and popular culture bombards us with images of what it is to be free. Common to many of these images is the sense of freedom as autonomy to do what I want to do, even at the exclusion and expense of others. Where does spiritual freedom fit with this view? An answer to these questions can be gleaned from the writings of a sixteenth century saint, Ignatius of Loyola.


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