Real people with gifts, stories and hopes
Walking with people who are seeking protection in Australia has allowed me to meet and learn from the most amazingly diverse, generous and inspiring people I’ve ever known, says Sister...
Mary and the lost art of waiting
In our contemporary, connected world, that delicious down time, that lovely space created by waiting seems to have been crowded with production, writes Natalie Acton.
Eighteen and homeless
Never did I fear turning 18, writes Ashleigh Green. For Tenille, who I met two years ago, the thought of turning 18 made her stomach tighten and ache.
We're losing touch with the art of listening
Listening for Benedictines isn’t a passive endeavour. It is an act of will, of paying attention, writes Judith Valente.
A revolution that starts in the heart
An afternoon with poets and writers delivered Natalie Acton with “an unexpected and precious gift”. “I think I’d experienced… what Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister names as having an ‘unboundaried heart’.”
High school prophets
Despite how scandal-ridden the Church is in Australia and throughout the Western world, Beth Doherty sees signs of hope from unexpected sources. But will we listen to them, she asks.
Where to now for Christianity in the West?
The great enterprise of articulating the Christian faith within the story of the universe awaits us in the third millennium, writes Kevin Treston.
Importance of seeing the 'big picture'
Failing to see or accept the big picture is a condition that is currently affecting many organisations in our world, says Garry Everett, and four particular organisations stand out as...
Binge-watching our Easter journey
While studies reveal “binge-watching” isn’t good for our physical health and social well-being, could it also have an impact on our spiritual health, asks Natalie Acton.
Who is welcome at our inn?
As the Christmas season approaches, we are challenged to ask ourselves once again who is welcome at our inn. Who do we open our hearts, our homes, our communities and...
Are we “honourable people”?
Why do the majority of Australians support a Government policy that is illegal, cruel, inflicted on hapless people and contrary to international conventions that we have voluntarily signed, asks Sister...
Navigating the assisted dying debate
Within society I hear a babble of self-assured voices that prevent any openness to hearing the views of others, writes Sister Pam Grey.