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A letter to Thomas Merton

26 May 2015 | Michael McGirr

I don’t know wether or not they have birthday cake in heaven but I am writing to wish you many happy returns for your 100th birthday this year.


The way, the truth and the fair go

26 May 2015 | Ann Rennie

Is the fair go in danger of being lost in contemporary Australia? 


Accompanying with love

26 May 2015 | Michele Gierck

When the next generation becomes the carers. 


Levelling up: The game of life

22 Mar 2015 | Michael McVeigh

We don’t normally think about video games when we think about sacraments in the Catholic Church. But in a sense, the sacraments are missions that we need to complete as Catholics. 


A letter to Desmond Tutu

22 Mar 2015 | Michael McGirr

Dear Archbishop Tutu, it’s hard to believe that you turn 84 this year. Even in the darkest days of South Africa’s apartheid regime, you embodied a hope and an optimism that always made you seem young. 


Behind the prayer: The Sign of the Cross

22 Mar 2015

Australian Catholics takes a look behind another popular prayer in the Catholic tradition – the Sign of the Cross. 


Baptism: With great power comes great responsibility

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22 Mar 2015 | Michael McVeigh

Baptism is the beginning of a heroic quest for God – for those brave followers who choose to accept it. 


Reconciliation: Standing in God's spotlight

22 Mar 2015 | Clare Deignan

Australian Catholics’ assistant editor Clare Deignan recalls how her first reconciliation caused her to fall in love with the sacrament and why she aspires to ‘popcorn sins’. 

 


Shine on

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22 Mar 2015 | Ann Rennie

The good Lord shines his light on all of us, especially at those moments when we make the sacraments. 


A letter to Pompey Elliott

29 Jan 2015 | Michael McGirr

Dear Harold ‘Pompey’ Elliott, Once upon a time, your name was one of the best known in Australia. Practically every school child in Australia in the 1920s wrote an assignment about you. I wonder now how many people know your name. We have much to learn from your story, not least about the nature of leadership.


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