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2016 Dec-Jan | Surprise!

By |2017-03-16T00:59:03+10:00November 30th, 2016|Categories: Articles, E-Magazines|Tags: , , , , , , |

From the Editor One of the most wonderful things about children is their surprisability. It’s so easy to surprise them, and their expressions of anticipation, followed by shock and glee, are a joy to behold! Maybe that’s one reason everyone loves Christmas; it’s a golden opportunity to delight and surprise each other. God is always

2016 Nov | Accompany

By |2017-09-07T05:00:42+10:00November 7th, 2016|Categories: E-Magazines, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

From the Editor Marilyn Rodrigues In this edition we feature the testimonials and commentary of people who are walking with those whose life circumstances and choices make it difficult for them to feel that they belong in the Catholic family. Many same-sex attracted or gender questioning Catholics, for example, feel rejected by the Church rather

2016 Oct | Embrace

By |2017-10-25T04:50:13+10:00October 4th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Craft, E-Magazines, FRANKLY, Lifestyle, Manhood, Marriage, Parenting, Recipes, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

From the Editor Marilyn Rodrigues Marriages are central to the life of the Church, our culture and society. They are vital to our future. St Pope John Paul II said, “Humanity passes by way of the family” and as we know, marriage is the basis of family. The Church is deeply invested in the marriages

2016 Sept | Evangelise

By |2017-10-17T03:54:53+10:00August 31st, 2016|Categories: Craft, E-Magazines, Ordinary Time, Parenting, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

From the Editor Marilyn Rodrigues We have no greater treasure to pass on to our children than our faith. Father of three Sam Guzman, mother of five Carrie McCormack, and youth evangelist Fr Rob Galea share the reasons and the ways they share Christ's good news with the young people in their lives. To view

2016 Aug | MacKillop

By |2018-08-01T14:10:46+10:00August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Articles, E-Magazines|Tags: , , , , |

From the Editor Marilyn Rodrigues Many wonderful saints share the month of August for their feast days, but it is hard as an Australian to pass up the opportunity to celebrate St Mary of the Cross MacKillop. Sr Monica Cavanagh RSJ, the congregational leader of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, has

2016 July | Creation – Care of the Common Home

By |2017-09-07T04:42:05+10:00June 29th, 2016|Categories: Articles, E-Magazines, Lifestyle, Ordinary Time, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

From the Editor Marilyn Rodrigues  On awe, praise and the care of creation Has your child ever been captivated by the sight of a full, golden, moon hanging low on the horizon, drawn to running water, or collected shells, rocks and sticks? It’s been one year since Pope Francis published his encyclical on the environment,

2016 May | Infertility

By |2017-09-07T04:38:19+10:00April 29th, 2016|Categories: E-Magazines, Marriage|Tags: , , , , |

The Cross of Infertility and Subfertility Around one in six couples of childbearing age experiences infertility or subfertility at any one time. Like any cross, sometimes this one is harder at some times than at others to bear. Mothers’ Day blessings at Mass can be particularly difficult. Or the Christmas season with its endless nativity scenes and hymns about the long-awaited birth of a

2016 April | Joy

By |2017-09-07T04:34:13+10:00March 22nd, 2016|Categories: E-Magazines, Lifestyle, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pope Francis is big on joy. Not only is he always smiling and delighting in the people he meets, many of his writings express the joy he has in his faith. His first two (not counting the one he finished for Pope Benedict), The Joy of the Gospel and Praised Be!, are firmly planted in