Cath Talk Blog

Monday, 03 February 2014 06:26

It was reported last week that Ian Thorpe was admitted to hospital for alcohol abuse and depression.  It now seems that he was instead in hospital for a shoulder injury.

This blog looks at the experience of Ian Thorpe and provides some thoughts about how rumour, even with the good intention of "helping" someone in need, can lead to them feeling like they are safer away from us.

Friday, 31 January 2014 05:34

12 Years a Slave is a graphic reminder of the significant human rights abuses that can occur when the humanity of a person, or a group of persons, is denied - in whole or in part - by another group.

We review this extraordinary movie and ask our readers to consider how generations to come will judge us for the many instances where humanity of certain groups is still denied in our own time.

Thursday, 30 January 2014 04:35

An open letter to Mark Binelli and the editors of Rolling Stone magazine from Catholic Talk

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 06:19

To get you through the mid-week blues, Catholic Talk will bring you an amusing (or bemusing) story from the Catholic world that we hope will make you smile or tear your hair out !

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 06:31

General Peter Cosgrove has today been announced as the next Governor General of Australia.  Part of the role of the Governor-General is “to encourage, articulate and represent those things that unite Australians as a nation”.  In light of this significant duty, Catholic Talk takes a look as what the appointment of General Cosgrove might mean.