December 2019

It’s beginning to look a lot unlike Christmas

How far can the sacred, intangible architecture stretch, be refashioned or reframed, before it no longer holds, asks Alice Priest.

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Justice: the oil greasing the Evangelisation of our youth

“Where are our youth… if not in church, then where?” Clare Vernon reflects on the changing nature of how our youth are exercising their faith.

Tags: Opinion

The Feast for the Frayed and Fatigued

Christmas is the feast for the fatigued and the frayed, writes Patty Fawkner, because God is with us in the actual reality, not the fairy tale version, of our lives.

Tags: It Occurred to Me

Two words: Just Listen!

A week-long immersion, walking on country with Aboriginal elders and the Nauiyu people, prompts Pat O’Gorman to reflect on the importance of listening, silence and stillness.

Tags: Feature

'Read, watch, listen': TGO's top picks for the Christmas season

‘The Good Oil’ invited some of its readers and writers to nominate what they recommend our readers should read, watch, and listen to during the festive season.

Tags: Feature

Students ‘dive’ into the history of the Good Sams in Japan

An initiative run by the Australian National Maritime Museum has immersed students of St Scholastica’s College in the history of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan in Japan.

Tags: News Feature

Struggle in Exile

“Search out the house of your heart. Hope lies within,” writes Colleen Keating.

Tags: Poetry

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