Happy Birthday!

By |2018-05-04T00:53:22+10:00May 22nd, 2013|Categories: Articles, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You will receive power... The scene: Jesus has been crucified and his body mysteriously goes missing from the tomb. Followers report encounters with the risen Jesus but it’s now ten days since the last one. On that occasion, the disciples saw Jesus ascend into heaven after instructing them to wait in Jerusalem where they would

Self-Control to Self-Giving

By |2017-09-06T06:34:27+10:00May 11th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

We all know that people with a capacity for self-control can accomplish amazing things in life – athletic prowess, academic excellence, financial independence, social revolution – pretty much anything worth doing in life benefits from a disciplined approach. It’s the same with relationships. Marriage, parenting, friendships – they all do a whole lot better when

Tough Love

By |2019-05-10T11:14:36+10:00May 7th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

 A parenting special by Dr Justin Coulson. Self-control is the ability to say “no” when you really want to say “yes”, or to say “yes” when you’d prefer to say “no”! Self-control is delaying gratification and controlling our impulses. A classic experiment on self-control In 1972 one of the most iconic, well-known psychology experiments of all

Faithful

By |2017-09-06T06:22:26+10:00April 8th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“I (name) take you, (name), to be my wife/husband. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honour you all the days of my life.” We hear these vows in movies and at weddings so often, that many of us

Catholic FAQs

By |2018-09-28T10:13:34+10:00April 1st, 2013|Categories: Articles, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

How well do you know Catholicism? Could you answer some of the most common questions about our faith? Have a go! 1. Why do Catholics Worship Mary? A short answer: We don’t. We honour Mary as the Mother of God, the first disciple and our most powerful intercessor, but we worship God alone. For more,

Participating in the Year of Faith

By |2017-09-06T06:20:55+10:00March 31st, 2013|Categories: Craft, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Want to do something for the Year of Faith but don't have time to sit down and study the Catechism? Check out some of CathFamily's suggestions that are simple and can be easily slotted into busy family life. Things to Read Level 1: The Catechism of the Catholic Church Wait... Didn't you say this would

Living the Faith

By |2017-09-06T06:19:18+10:00March 30th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Ordinary Time|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The world today repeatedly writes off the Catholic Church as being irrelevant, so the fascination and buzz that has been generated by Pope Benedict retiring has been the source of substantial bemusement here at CathFamily! None-the-less, big things are afoot in the Church and in the world. In all the hype and hysteria, we present

Twelve Days of Christmas

By |2018-12-17T14:38:18+10:00March 26th, 2013|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Christmas is a season not a day. Here are some ideas to make the Christmas spirit last... Beginning on Christmas day and ending on the Feast of the Epiphany (6th January) Christmastide is an ancient tradition, marking celebrations for twelve days. In the Middle Ages, it was a time of continuous feasting and revelry. It

Lovers of Life

By |2017-09-06T06:13:23+10:00March 17th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Marriage|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Deep within the essence of the marital relationship is a parental capacity; the potential for husband and wife to gift each other with the new identity of ‘mother’ or ‘father’. This potential rests in a profound human desire to give life; to expend and extend our own existence beyond ourselves to the next generation. This

Mother of Life

By |2017-09-06T06:13:00+10:00March 16th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Mary & the Saints|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When an insignificant, barren hill in Mexico becomes the destination for 13 million pilgrims a year, something’s going on... December 12 is the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This is one of the most significant Marian apparitions in the Church’s history and some 13 million people make a pilgrimage to the Basilica in Mexico