Relationships

The C-Section

For 9 months and 20 hours she bore Eve’s ancient curse, On her via dolorosa through the still Hospital halls, from Tabor to Calvary Hill. Then stripped, and flogged with spasms from bad to worse And stalled far short of crowning, she felt her worth Fall with the fetal heart tone’s slowing trill. Compelled to …

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How my student’s question during recess made me rethink my life. You’ll rethink yours, too.

Guest post by Bernz Caasi. During break time, a student sat with me in the cafeteria and said, “Sir, I am already fourteen and I still don’t have a girlfriend. I’m already left behind by my classmates.” I thought he wasn’t really bothered by his concern until he continued, “We have the same age, same …

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Discernment Without Labels

Recently, I realise how traditional categories of “vocation”, or “states of life”, can sometimes be a distraction or hindrance to discerning one’s vocation in life. “Single life” seems to carry uncomfortable undertones of being “lonely”, “left on the shelf” or “unwanted”, and therefore cause people to hurriedly and prematurely seek out marriage or religious life …

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Imitating the Gaze of Jesus

I used to be (and unfortunately, still am at times) a rather obnoxious Catholic. Fueled by my enthusiasm for Truth — and wanting affirmation of my knowledge — I would loudly proclaim Church teachings urgently, so that other people would no longer live in error. Particularly in a culture of moral relativism and a “do …

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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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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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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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