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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Who loves longer? In conversation with Richard Flanagan

    • Michael McGirr
    • 01 December 2023
    2 Comments

    Flanagan’s new book, Question 7, a beautiful and profound reading experience. It is a deeply personal memoir, a net woven from many threads. It traces the fine lines that link stories across time and around the world.

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  • FAITH DOING JUSTICE

    May this new engagement not be broken off

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 21 August 2023
    10 Comments

    The Catholic Bishops Justice Statement, timed with an impending Referendum on the Voice to Parliament, scrutinizes the ties between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians. Crafted alongside the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council, it underscores the urgency of deepened engagement through listening, learning, and love, advocating for Indigenous justice and healing.

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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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  • 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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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    What is the good life?

    • Barry Gittins
    • 24 May 2023
    2 Comments

    The Personal Wellbeing Index in Australia points to an all-time low in life satisfaction, particularly among young people. Could it be that the path to living well lies not in grand pursuits of wealth and fame but in the smaller, modest moments of joy, peace, love, and hope? 

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    In love, prefer one another

    • Barry Gittins
    • 30 March 2023
    5 Comments

    In a world of differing opinions and clashing worldviews, finding common ground can be a challenge. But by staying curious and open-minded about others' experience and practicing patience and compassion, we can learn to work alongside others with different viewpoints. 

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Death notices

    • Julian Butler
    • 08 March 2023

    From RSL clubs to beloved aunts and uncles, the death notices page is a tapestry of stories. How can we publicly share the death and celebrate the life of those for whom we are responsible, and how do these accounts weave together to form a picture of our community?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The beautiful ugliness of Roald Dahl

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 27 February 2023
    13 Comments

    Roald Dahl's beloved children's books have been given a makeover, with 'sensitivity readers' rewording phrases that might offend modern sensibilities. But what has been lost in this sanitisation of Dahl's work? Do we risk losing the very essence of what makes these works so powerful and enduring? 

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Chatbots for love

    • Michael McGirr
    • 09 February 2023
    6 Comments

    At the root of questions around ChatGPT are issues of authenticity and creativity. It has the capacity to call the bluff on a society which is increasingly inclined to trade pre-digested ‘messaging’ and call it a conversation. Outsourcing self-expression to a computer forces you to ask yourself what makes a human being. Where does the machine end and where do I begin? 

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Son of the West: A tribute to Peter Haffenden

    • Arnold Zable
    • 01 February 2023
    1 Comment

    Peter’s playful, profound love of life ranged from the earth to the skies, and from the oceans to the great mysteries of the universe. It was a love that was grounded in family and community rituals. 

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    An unlikely friendship: The letters of Wendy Beckett and Robert Ellsberg

    • Philip Harvey
    • 02 December 2022
    3 Comments

    Wendy Beckett and Orbis Books publisher Robert Ellsberg exchanged letters on a near daily basis during the last three years of Sister Wendy’s life. What began as a correspondence on saints evolved into a joyful and intimate exchange about the nature of love, suffering and the need for daily grace.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Gloria

    • Jamie Dawe
    • 03 November 2022

    Mum had unshakeable graciousness, although her hand executing cigarette /  ballet pirouettes put the fear of foreign emulsification in brothy ox tongue  soups / Strong foundations based on love, respect and loyalty with times of grieving — an empath for a neighbour or relative

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