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Reflections


Childish compassion

08 Oct 2013 | Jeffrey Self

How do you explain to children why our country is so unwelcoming towards people who come to our shores on boats?


Editorial

08 Oct 2013 | Michael McVeigh

In this edition of Australian Catholics, we explore what it meant when Jesus told his disciples to 'love your neighbour, as yourself' (Mark 12:31).


Unguarded moments: Neighbours without borders

08 Oct 2013 | Ann Rennie

As the familiar TV tune goes, 'everybody loves good neighbours.' But it's time we had greater concern for those neighbours who live way beyond the safe suburban confines of our own backyards.


Setting angels free

18 Jun 2013 | Ann Rennie

Setting angels freeWhy is it that art and religion are so inextricably tied together?


Editorial

18 Feb 2013 | Michael McVeigh

Pope Benedict XVI will be remembered as a quiet teacher in a world not used to people speaking in gentle tones. His speeches and encyclicals weren't condemnations of modern society, but rather deep reflections on themes central to our faith.


A letter to: a painter

18 Feb 2013 | Michael McGirr

Dear Rembrandt,
Thank you for sending me a quote for painting the front of our house. I appreciate your advice about not bothering to paint the back because you believe that we should only be worried about what people can see from the street.


Marathon priest

07 Jan 2013 | Catherine Marshall

Marathon priestRunning gives Sydney parish priest Fr Edward Dooley SJ a chance to find time with God.


The Creator Spirit and me

18 Dec 2012 | Evelyn Parkin

The Creator Spirit and meMy name is Evelyn Parkin. I was born and raised on North Stradbroke Island. I am writing about my relationship with the Creator Spirit of Aboriginal Spirituality who I believe is also the same God who speaks to me through my Christian faith. I will try to explain these two spiritual beliefs.


Editorial

17 Dec 2012 | Michael McVeigh

At the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council Assembly in Melbourne last October, one of the attendees got up and spoke about the story of William Cooper.


Unguarded moments: Hearing the truth of Indigenous stories

17 Dec 2012 | Ann Rennie

The Australian Indigenous story has many chapters, some coloured with discovery and some blacked out with dispossession, some heartwarming and some heartbreaking, some hidden and some heralded.


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