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The Biblical Roots of Ash Wednesday

By |2020-02-14T10:06:43+10:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Lent & Easter|Tags: , , , , |

In this video, Dr. Pitre gives insight into the Biblical foundation for Ash Wednesday, as well as the rationale and purpose of the season of Lent. He addresses questions such as: Why do you we use ashes? Why are we asked of the Church to increase our fasting, prayer, and almsgiving during Lent? Is Lent

Tools and Fuels

By |2019-04-29T15:06:23+10:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Articles|

What are the biggest problems faced by today’s Catholic teachers and principals? How can the Catholic teacher share the Church’s teachings on sexuality with young people, in a world that is so resistant to it? Catholic schools are uniquely positioned to transform culture, make Jesus Christ known and loved and help young people find, develop

Top 10 takeaways from Laudato Si

By |2018-09-10T09:50:10+10:00September 13th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle|

Reframing The Debate The greatest contribution of Laudato Si, to my mind, is an overview of the environmental crisis from a religious point of view. Until now, the dialogue about the environment has been framed mainly using political, scientific and economic language. Now the language of faith enters the discussion — clearly, decisively and systematically.

The Adoptive Experience

By |2017-09-08T03:18:25+10:00August 25th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle, Parenting|

By Owen Vyner For some people adoption seems quite mysterious as though it is an altogether different experience of parenthood. We have to admit that there are definite differences. For example, we first held our children at Denver International Airport and not in a hospital. We had no ultrasound images to pass on to excited

Adventures in Family Prayer

By |2017-10-18T03:43:56+10:00July 7th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Lifestyle, Marriage, Parenting, Womanhood|

Heather, who blogs at Mamma Knows, Honeychild wrote and illustrated this hilarious portrait of her family’s prayer life. It’s just too good not to share an extract with you! You can read the whole thing on her blog, but you may find yourself giggling and laughing out loud so maybe don’t read it at work...

6 Ways to Celebrate the Year of Mercy

By |2017-09-07T04:27:53+10:00December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Articles, Mercy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here are six ideas for you and your family to fully participate in the graces of this holy year, though they are good for every day, every year! Forgive those who have hurt you. Is anyone estranged from you because of a past conflict? Reach out to them in love this year. Tell them you

The Rituals of Mercy

By |2017-09-07T04:27:06+10:00December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Articles, Mercy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Pope Francis likens the Church to a field hospital in a battle field. The Catholic Church is not an exclusive country club for saints, rather it’s an emergency room for sinners with Jesus as the chief surgeon, blood and organ donor. His chief instruments are not a scalpel and forceps, but the Sacraments of Reconciliation