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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.


Winning the day

29 Jan 2015 | Ann Rennie

We can ride through the stormy weather or we can succumb to it. It’s a choice we make each day.


Online exclusive: Seven biblical lessons on resolving conflict

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29 Jan 2015 | Clare Deignan

Like most good books, the Bible has plenty of stories of dramatic conflict. But what can these stories teach us about dealing with violence in our own lives? 


God's gift to the losers

26 Oct 2014 | Michael McVeigh

What makes hope perhaps God’s greatest gift is that it’s aimed not at winners, but almost exclusively at the losers of the world.


A letter to Robin Williams

26 Oct 2014 | Michael McGirr

Dear Robin Williams, I was so sad to hear of your sudden death in August. For many years, whenever I had to think of the people I had to invite to my ideal dinner party, your name was always on the list.


It’s a wonderful life

26 Oct 2014 | Ann Rennie

At Christmas we celebrate Christ’s birth and the hope that it brings. But that hope is reborn with each new life that is brought into the world.


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