Feature Articles



2010

  • Never see a need without acting: Australia's new saint Pope Benedict will canonise Australia's first saint, Mary MacKillop, in Rome on Sunday 17 October. In preparation for the event, Caritas Australia's OzSpirit magazine has proposed a series ...
    Posted 6 Oct 2010, 07:45 by Stefan Gigacz
  • The spirituality of St Therese St Thérèse of Lisieux was made the YCW patron in 1929 by Pope Pius XI. She was committed to the everyday, ordinary experiences of life, discovering God in them and ...
    Posted 4 Oct 2010, 06:01 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Chicago's 'labor apostles' As if the Vatican needs more offices, Pope Benedict XVI has just opened the Pontifical Council for New Evangelization to promote Christianity "in the countries where the first proclamation of ...
    Posted 4 Oct 2010, 05:56 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Identifying issues in Honduras "The situation is getting very critical, at least in some parts of the country," writes Santa Rosa de Copán diocese lay volunteer, John Donaghy.  "Perhaps the powers in charge are ...
    Posted 20 Sep 2010, 06:51 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Lay people 'must make a difference': Brazil cardinal Catholic lay people "must make a difference" in their cities and secular societ, Cardinal Odilo Scherer of São Paulo, Brazil has said.This must come about "through the leaven, salt ...
    Posted 10 Sep 2010, 23:20 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Pope Benedict remembers Pope Leo XIII Pope Leo XIII, who wrote the foundational social encyclical Rerum Novarum, was born 200 years ago on 10 March 1810 in Carpineto Romano, Italy. Pope Benedict paid tribute to the ...
    Posted 6 Sep 2010, 01:40 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Asian Laity Congress forgets Asian Church Tomorrow, Sept. 1, the Korean Catholic church holds a big event, the "Congress of Catholic Laity in Asia." Some 200 clergy, religious and laity from various countries in Asia will ...
    Posted 31 Aug 2010, 07:11 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Bishop Kevin Manning defends unions I was initially taken aback, some years ago, when an elderly Catholic unionist in Lithgow stated: “I learnt my practical Christianity through the union, for the union cared more for ...
    Posted 16 Aug 2010, 19:33 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Sr Jeane Devos founded the Indian domestic workers movement In India, the National Domestic Workers Movement (NDWM) has been able to improve the conditions of some two million domestic workers, whose rights have been traditionally denied. Founded in 1985 ...
    Posted 5 Aug 2010, 19:03 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Land grabbing on the rise We currently see the development of a land-grabbing phenomenon. Foreign companies, or even States, grab hold of the lands used by these peasants. Indeed, as some have destroyed their ...
    Posted 26 Jul 2010, 19:46 by Stefan Gigacz
  • John Molony on the priestly life John Molony illuminates many aspects of the larger history of his times. In particular he experienced the vitality of the Catholic movements that flourished after the 1939 war. The Jocist ...
    Posted 22 Jul 2010, 18:41 by Stefan Gigacz
  • See - Judge - Act and the Columbans On 1 May last the YCW-Columban connection was reaffirmed at the launch of the ‘Dignity for Young People’ campaign in Westminster Cathedral London. Ellen Teague works with the Columban ...
    Posted 21 Jul 2010, 19:59 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Judging and acting on climate change Australian Columban Fr Charles Rue has published Let the Son Shine, An Australian Catholic Response to Climate Change, a resource for use by church and community groups for action on ...
    Posted 21 Jul 2010, 19:51 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Work not a punishment Joseph Cardijn was right. Work is important but without constant reflection and innovation, the methodology of 'see, judge and act,' work itself can become stale, ineffectual and exclusive. ***The Church ...
    Posted 20 Jul 2010, 19:22 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Remembering Cardijn's publisher, Geoffrey Chapman Brought up as a Catholic in Melbourne, Geoff Chapman lost his father in a plane crash aged four. His student years at the University of Melbourne coincided with the rise ...
    Posted 7 Jul 2010, 08:00 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Jules Rimet, the man who created the World Cup In this article, Independent journalist, John Lichfield, remembers World Cup founder Jules Rimet, who began his activist career with a small journal called The Review which merged with Le Sillon ...
    Posted 19 Jun 2010, 00:07 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Mondragon and the global economic meltdown The current economic crisis will not have been in vain if the world is reminded that grass roots initiative can triumph even over seemingly overwhelming adversity. In the aftermath of ...
    Posted 14 Jun 2010, 21:18 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Cardijn and human development - The rise of lay consciousness To the surprise of some commentators, Pope Benedict has urged Catholics to regard Pope Paul’s Development of Peoples of 1967 as ‘the Rerum Novarum of the present age’.Just ...
    Posted 6 Jun 2010, 05:00 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Church has a role in solving Thailand red shirt crisis The recent violence in Bangkok is a result of the injustice and disenfranchisement suffered by a large section of Thai society for decades, writes former IYCS Asia team member and ...
    Posted 23 May 2010, 17:15 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Time for Malaysia's laity to lead Malaysia is currently undergoing profound changes. More than 20 years of iron-fisted rule by former prime minister Mahathir Mohammad saw the erosion of civil and political rights and the ...
    Posted 20 May 2010, 19:15 by Stefan Gigacz
  • 'Building Europe is a great challenge': Jacques Delors Former French YCW leader Jacques Delors, later a trade unionist who eventually became 8th President of the European Commission reflects with his granddaughter Clementine Aubry on Europe to mark the ...
    Posted 7 May 2010, 20:35 by Stefan Gigacz
  • YCS opened the door on my faith: Cherie Blair "I always felt a commitment to social justice – in a way it was part of my bones, given my background growing up in a Labour supporting family," former British First ...
    Posted 4 May 2010, 04:57 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Fr Reid Shelton Fernando on Sri Lankan workers Sri Lankan Fr Reid Shelton Fernando, chaplain to both YCW and Christian Worker movements talks to Asia News about worker issues there.AsiaNews: Why is work so important? Fr Reid ...
    Posted 2 May 2010, 08:06 by Stefan Gigacz
  • Eucharist and the workers The churches contribution to workers goes way behind the year 1891, when Pope Leo XIII released the first encyclical of the Catholic Church, Rerum Novarum, when he made us aware ...
    Posted 3 Apr 2010, 23:48 by Stefan Gigacz
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