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  • RELIGION

    Must suppression bring on depression?

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 17 August 2023
    4 Comments

    Despite taking place 250 years ago, the Jesuit Suppression remains a deeply felt experience. Today, as exiles shape headlines, this chapter in Jesuit history poses a resonant question: How does a faith community endure and evolve when its very existence is challenged by the authority it holds sacred?

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  • RELIGION

    Catholic schools: Australia's ecclesial future?

    • John Warhurst
    • 15 August 2023
    43 Comments

    In Australia, Catholic schools are thriving amidst declining parishes. As the Synod on Synodality looms, can these institutions, grappling with a diverse, increasingly secular student body, reshape the future of the Catholic Church in Australia?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Rejoicing in Joyce

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 09 August 2023
    9 Comments

    Navigating the labyrinthine world of James Joyce is a lifelong pursuit for some, and for Frances Devlin-Glass, it's a calling. From a chance encounter at a Bloomsday celebration to yearly seminars, her passion for Joyce has become a beacon for those eager to explore. But what is it about Joyce, and the global celebration of his work, that keeps readers coming back?

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  • RELIGION

    What do we want our relationships to be?

    • Michael McVeigh
    • 07 August 2023
    5 Comments

    Ten years after Pope Francis asked, 'Who am I to judge?' the question lingers in the Church's relationship with the LGBTQ+ community. By exploring one young man's spiritual journey, we consider the universal quandary of love, acceptance, and the balance between embracing others and maintaining tradition.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    What can we expect of a progressive government?

    • Anthony N Castle
    • 02 August 2023
    6 Comments

    Despite a decisive electoral shift and promises to solve generational crises in housing, climate, and the cost-of-living, the change many longed for seems slow under Labor. What can be realistically expected from a government with a mandate for change, yet wrestling with complex problems that defy simple solutions?

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  • RELIGION

    Faith in the future as an act of re-membering the past

    • Emmanuel Nathan
    • 20 July 2023
    26 Comments

    Digitisation of memory risks erasing historical appreciation of debates around the Second Vatican Council, where binary responses often eclipse the Council's nuanced narrative. To truly understand its impact, we must not outsource memory, but connect personally with this transformative chapter of our faith's history.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    We don't know ourselves: A personal history of Ireland

    • Gillian Bouras
    • 07 July 2023
    1 Comment

    Comparing perspectives from different generations of Irish writers, Fintan O'Toole explores the weight of Ireland's 'lovely past', its unaddressed traumas, and their impact on the present. Addressing themes of change, politics, and religion, his narrative offers an unflinching exploration of the Emerald Isle's history.

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  • RELIGION

    Synod working document encourages cautious optimism

    • John Warhurst
    • 05 July 2023
    11 Comments

    As the Vatican releases the working document for the first Synod on Synodality, reactions within the Catholic community are mixed. While many applaud its open approach to divisive issues, others deem it too progressive or insufficiently thorough. Australian bishops encourage engagement, but the road ahead poses significant challenges.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    The forest maker: In conversation with Tony Rinaudo

    • Sarah Bacaller
    • 30 June 2023
    1 Comment

    The work of Tony Rinaudo has contributed to the regeneration of over six million hectares of desertified land in Niger alone. Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), is an approach to reforestation has become a global movement and is gaining popularity as a tool in the fight against climate change.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Fertilising the grass roots

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 29 June 2023
    2 Comments

    In the face of waning support for the Referendum on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament, Pope Francis' mission of reconciliation within the Catholic Church, particularly through the Synodal process, inspires a more united and locally-engaged approach.

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  • RELIGION

    Synodality: 'Why did you doubt?'

    • Bill Uren
    • 29 June 2023
    10 Comments

    I must confess that in the lead-up to the first session in October 2023 of the Synod on Synodality, I more than a little resembled Peter. Embarking on synodal waters, initially I was apprehensive. Would anything substantial come of Pope Francis' initiative? 

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Bridging histories: In conversation with Tony Birch

    • Paul Mitchell
    • 23 June 2023
    1 Comment

    Renowned author and academic Tony Birch is known for his insightful and compelling narrative explorations into societal issues like marginalisation, Aboriginal identity and racial struggles. In conversation with Paul Mitchell, Birch discusses his work, the unique intersection of academia and creative writing, and the profound impact of historical dispossession.

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