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Love and marriage: Dating Dr Ryan Messmore

Dr Ryan Messmore

RYAN Messmore is about to find out what happens when you broadcast your love life to the world. The Catholic theologian and popular speaker living in Brisbane has written a book about his four-year courtship and marriage with his wife Karin Messmore. Dr Messmore, who was born to a devout Methodist family in Maryland, United States, as one of triplets ... Read More »

The Sydney initiative that is changing the hook-up culture at Schoolies

DO teenagers at Schoolies know what love means? Eight young Australians associated with Sydney-based ministry, The Culture Project, are about the find out when they join the mass crowds at Surfers Paradise this week. Headed by former Gold Coast man Christopher Da Silva, The Culture Project team will be asking teens questions about love, sex and relationships while Schoolies party ... Read More »

Author disappointed that mainstream media ignored his book contributing to same-sex marriage debate

Dr David van Gend

THE Toowoomba-based president of the Australian Marriage Forum, Dr David van Gend, admits he stepped on a roller-coaster promoting his new book on the same-sex marriage debate. In the last few weeks, a commercial printer refused to print his book, and when an alternative printer was found, his book launch tour to all state capitals was ignored by mainstream media ... Read More »

How the confessional brought this London gangster back from the dead

FORMER London gangster John Pridmore had a reputation as a violent enforcer. One night, while working as a bouncer at a West End nightclub owned by the mob, he savagely beat a man.  He did it to impress one of his gangland bosses. Wearing knuckledusters, John landed one last powerful punch and watched the man fall straight backwards and smash ... Read More »

What is love?

Couple praying

WHEN my husband and I first started dating, we sat down and had a hard conversation, setting ground rules and getting on the same page for our expectations of the relationship. As much as the conversation made me sweat, it was one of the best things we ever did because it helped to set a foundation to build upon. The ... Read More »

A teen’s guide to reaching Heaven

Anne-Marie Williams

OUR souls are skyward bound; we are all called to be saints, each and every one of us. Answering that call however, can be more than slightly challenging, especially for us teenagers in today’s secular society. Often I will find myself in complete and utter awe of the saints that have gone before us – to the point where I ... Read More »

The best thing a dad can do for his kids

Family fun

“PARK Dad?” “No worries mate, let’s go”. “Icy pole Dad?” “No worries, I’ll get one out of the freezer”. “Dom, can you take the rubbish out please?” “Later, I’m tired, I need a break”. It’s a pretty standard set of conversations in my family home.  I have two kids under three and like all parents, want to do anything to ... Read More »

Queensland Sister prays South Sudan will realise love is greater than hate

School community prays for love in South Sudan

OVERCOMING hatred is the most urgent prayer intention for South Sudan, Queensland missionary Sr Rita Grunke said. She knows from first-hand experience, having lived and worked among the people there for more than a decade. The Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Sister is home on leave and was a guest at Mass on Sunday in the northern Brisbane ... Read More »

Striving for peace and joy in the family

Families

  THE Catholic faith, with its richness of tradition and understanding of the scriptures, is a great resource to pass on to our children. I’ve come to realise the best opportunity to pass on the faith to our children is seizing small teachable moments in our everyday life. I had such an opportunity when my five-year-old was wreaking havoc on ... Read More »

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