Pope Francis invites religious leaders to pray for peace IMAGE Church

Pope Francis invites religious leaders to pray for peace

May 07, 2018 Britten Thompson

In recent months, Pope Francis has been outspoken about ongoing conflict in Syria and the Middle East. After a chemical weapons attack on Syria, the Pope released a statement condemning the attacks. Now, Pope Francis is inviting leaders from all denominations in the Middle East to pray with him in Italy for peace in the Middle East.

People turn to Catholic media for an alternative perspective IMAGE Church

People turn to Catholic media for an alternative perspective

May 07, 2018 Britten Thompson

The results of last year’s Catholic Media User Survey are in and with more than 1,000 responses, the survey shows people are turning to Catholic media for a refreshingly alternative perspective on events. In many cases, respondents also said Catholic media plays a pivotal role in the development of their faith.

May the fourth be with you on the day to celebrate Star Wars IMAGE Church

May the fourth be with you on the day to celebrate Star Wars

May 04, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

As most of us know, the Star Wars franchise depicts the adventures of characters “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” and has amassed such a huge and devout following, it is often likened to a religion. It turns out, the feverence of Star Wars fans isn’t the only commonality between Star Wars and Catholicism.

Saint Joseph: A man who defines what it means to have faith IMAGE Church

Saint Joseph: A man who defines what it means to have faith

May 01, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

Saint Joseph has two feast days on the liturgical calendar. The first is 19 March — Joseph, the Husband of Mary. The second is 1 May — Joseph, the Worker.

Catholic theologians join call on Adani to invest in solar, not coal IMAGE Church

Catholic theologians join call on Adani to invest in solar, not coal

April 26, 2018 Comments Thea Ormerod

Women Religious and prominent Catholic theologians are among diverse faith leaders who have signed a joint letter asking Mr Gautam Adani to abandon his proposed new coal mine in North Queensland and invest in renewable energy instead.

Embracing Pope Benedict's vision for the future IMAGE Church

Embracing Pope Benedict's vision for the future

April 24, 2018 Britten Thompson

In April of 2008, Pope Benedict XVI issued a challenge to Catholic educators to put the Catholic identity ahead of other matters. Now, ten-years later, not everyone has embraced his vision for the future, 28 higher education programs recognised by the Cardinal Newman Society from their strength in Catholic identity were featured in the 2018-19 edition of The Newman Guide.

Observing Earth Day as a Catholic IMAGE Church

Observing Earth Day as a Catholic

April 21, 2018 Ashleigh Banks

Regarded by many as the birth of the modern environmental movement, Earth Day began 47 years ago, on 22 April, 1970.

Women are upfront and visible IMAGE Church

Women are upfront and visible

April 18, 2018 Tracey Edstein

After five years, Pope Francis continues to surprise. Amongst other notable aspects of his latest Apostolic Exhortation, Gaudete Et Exsultate: On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World, women – saints, writers, witnesses, theologians, known and unknown ‒ are referenced frequently. It could be said that different readers look for different features – but when one belongs to a group that has frequently been marginalised, that’s entirely understandable.