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Editorial: Parish in the 21st century

23 Apr 2011 | Michael McVeigh

A great deal has been written in recent years about the decline of the Catholic Church. Certainly if you look at the numbers, there has been a diminishment over the last few decades. Where once Sunday Mass was a major part of people's lives, today fewer than 14 per cent of Catholics attend Mass regularly.


Unguarded moments: The beauty of parish life

23 Apr 2011 | Ann Rennie

A parish is about encouraging people to commit time to one another. That requires someone in the middle of everything with a gift for love.


A moment's pause

23 Apr 2011 | Michele Gierck

Taking time out at Jamberoo Abbey, and learning a new way to pray.


Editorial

06 Jan 2011 | Michael McVeigh

In Australia, summer and sport go hand in hand, whether it's cricket on the beach, or touch football in the park. Our beautiful climate and many open spaces are a gift for sports-lovers to savour.


Unguarded moments: The race of our lives

06 Jan 2011 | Ann Rennie

It doesn't matter whether we are first past the post, it's how we compete that counts.


Alone with the Qur’an

24 Dec 2010 | Tim Kroenert

Alone with the Qur'anPlacing passages from the Bible alongside the Qur'an, a writer learns something about both religious traditions.


'Namastes' in a sacred land

23 Dec 2010 | Ann Doyle PHOTO Bruce Miller

Discovering the many faces of religion in India.


Editorial: Conversations between religions

23 Dec 2010 | Michael McVeigh

Often when people talk of Australia being a secular society it's a way to shut out religious voices. But at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne last December, we saw a secular world where people of different faiths sat side by side, listening and sharing, and delivering common messages.


Unguarded moments: Swapping stories of the sacred

23 Dec 2010 | Ann Rennie

Whether we connect in the real world, or as avatars on Second Life, each time we reach out to people with different beliefs than our own we add something new.


The sacred stirrer

05 Oct 2010 | Ann Rennie

The sacred stirrerIn the slumbering suburb of Surrey Hills in Sydney there is a small park called Mary MacKillop Reserve where kids kick footies, mums push swings and dogs chase old tennis balls. With schools and other institutions across the country bearing her name, the founder of the Josephites, and educator of the poor, has grown to be a part of the landscape of Australian society.


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