Catholic students launch new online journal

The Australian Catholic Students Association (ACSA) has unveiled its bi-monthly online journal New Springtime, which is producesd in collaboration with the Australian Catholic Young Adults Network.

Intended to be a forum for students and young adults to read about and
contribute to Catholic life, Springtime will cover topical subjct such human rights.

Editor James Baxter said young Catholics are often "uninspired by much of the content in the mainstream press" and the Internet.

"Our aim is to counter that by publishing articles which express the truth and joy of the Christian message," Mr Baxter said.

"New Springtime" was a phrase often used by Pope John Paul II in anticipation of the future that lies ahead for the Catholic Church. Pope Benedict also used the phrase as he called on pilgrims to prepare for World Youth Day.

ACSA president Camillus O'Kane said the impact of WYD 08 will be felt for many years and will "usher in a new springtime for Australian Catholics."

"The journal has planted a seed which we hope will grow in the future, to
help students and young adults across Australia in their spiritual and intellectual formation, and to enhance their ability to proclaim the Christian message with strength and clarity," Mr O'Kane said.

Catholic Students launch new online journal in lead up to World Youth Day (Media Release 18/10/07)

LINKS (not necessarily endorsed by Church Resources)
New Springtime: A Journal of Faith, Culture and Society
Australian Catholic Students Association

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23 Oct 2007