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Saving Goldicott Convent — on heritage sites

May 27, AD 2018 0 Comments
Saving Goldicott Convent — on heritage sites

Last night I noticed that a Protestant friend of mine had liked a page entitled “Toowong’s Heritage — worth fighting for.” Curious, I clicked through to find that 2,500 people had petitioned to preserve a heritage-listed convent intact. It was dear to many locals as a boarding house for the local Catholic school, and included […]

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

May 27, AD 2018 0 Comments
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

Deuteronomy 4:32-40, Psalm 33, Romans 8:14-17, Matthew 28:16-20 CCC 234: “The Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life. It is the MYSTERY OF GOD in himself. It is therefore the source of all the other mysteries of faith, the light that enlightens them. It is the most fundamental and essential […]

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Pentecost

May 27, AD 2018 0 Comments
Pentecost

Acts 2:1-11, Psalm 104, Galatians 5:16-25, John 20:19-23 Catholicism sprouted from Judaism. The Church has always promulgated that because well; Jesus chose to be born into a Jewish family and was faithful to the Jewish traditions of his time. So my Catholic friends, always be proud of your Jewish roots because its a sign of […]

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The Spirit of Truth

May 26, AD 2018 0 Comments
The Spirit of Truth

Jesus said to His disciples: ‘When the Advocate comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth who issues from the Father, he will be My witness. And you too will be witnesses, because you have been with Me from the outset. (John 15:26-27) If the sight of rose petals […]

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The God of Second Chances

May 25, AD 2018 0 Comments
The God of Second Chances

After Jesus had revealed himself to his disciples and eaten breakfast with them, he said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” Simon Peter answered him, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He then said to Simon Peter a […]

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Why we should read “Gaudete et Exsultate”

May 22, AD 2018 0 Comments
Why we should read “Gaudete et Exsultate”

Back in March, Pope Francis released an apostolic exhortation all about the call to be holy, Gaudete et Exsultate. Within just a few days, the online world was discussing (and debating) the document. As often happens in our world of constant news and digital engagement, a few weeks went by and conversations about this exhortation died down. […]

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Chastity and Abortion: Interview with Jason Evert

May 21, AD 2018 0 Comments
Chastity and Abortion: Interview with Jason Evert

By guest writer Kathy Clubb. World-renowned speaker, Jason Evert, was in Melbourne last week for a series of talks on the true nature of love. Jason has spoken to more than one million people about the virtue of chastity and has been a keynote speaker at five World Youth Days. He has written several books, […]

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Two Charcoal Fires

May 17, AD 2018 0 Comments
Two Charcoal Fires

There are only two charcoal fires (Greek: anthrakia) mentioned in the whole Bible, and they are both in the Gospel of John. The first anthrakia mentioned was in the high priest’s courtyard, where the gatekeeper said to Peter, “You are not one of this man’s disciples are you?” and Peter says, “I am not.” Questioned […]

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Easter Reflections and Movie Spoilers

May 13, AD 2018 0 Comments
Easter Reflections and Movie Spoilers

We are still in the Easter season, a time to commemorate on the resurrection of Christ and reflect on its message of joy and hope. I am a pessimist by temperament, so dwelling on the message of Easter is a challenge for me. I tend to see the negative side of things, and to predict […]

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Mercy, Justice and Grace in “Suits”

May 8, AD 2018 0 Comments
Mercy, Justice and Grace in “Suits”

Suits is a popular TV show about slick lawyers who are rude, nasty and deceitful while bending, skirting, or straight-up breaking the law and playing interminable office politics, and it may be the last place one would expect lessons in mercy, justice and grace, but as St. Augustine says, where sin abounds, grace abounds all […]

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The Treasure in the Field

April 30, AD 2018 0 Comments
The Treasure in the Field

By guest writer Kimri Thetadig. ___ I didn’t know my heart needed to be broken into to be set free. It makes sense though: ensconced in comforting cold rock lies a humble sparkle of gold that the great Finder knows and sets out to uncover. I’ve yearned for You a long time. Since before time. […]

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Why is the world celebrating the #RoyalBaby, but watching #AlfieEvans die?

April 24, AD 2018 0 Comments
Why is the world celebrating the #RoyalBaby, but watching #AlfieEvans die?

By guest writer Sarah Coffey. All day today and for the past few days, I’ve been following the status of little Alfie Evans. He’s a little British boy–just about two years old–who is very sick. In doing what socialized healthcare systems are so good at doing, the NHS has determined that further treatment “isn’t in […]

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