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Ignite Conference 2017: Come

The Gospels are four books of ‘wild trekking’ through Israel by Jesus and his crew, and honestly, Jesus called his disciples into some radical places. He drew them close and sent them out often, and each time He did so it was with a purpose and for a mission. When we read one of the Ignite Conference theme scriptures, from ... Read More »

Ignite Conference 2017: Come, Holy Spirit

Praying

I’m scared of the dark. Well not so much anymore, but the ‘dark’ was my greatest enemy – each night was an actual nightmare. There was nothing to be afraid of, but for years I was terrified. Anytime I got scared, my mum and dad would say the same thing to me. “Say a little prayer to the Holy Spirit.” ... Read More »

Catholic teacher says staff are on the frontline of youth suicide prevention

Young person

HIGH school teacher Elizabeth Chilnicean knew something was wrong when a student started isolating himself from his peers. He was by her standards a well-behaved student who associated with a healthy group of friends that maintained positive relationships with their teachers. Then he started showing problems focusing in class, displaying a lack of emotions and not spending time with his ... Read More »

Ignite Conference 2017: Reflections on Adoration

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“Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” Mt 6:10. I’ll never forget the first time I experienced Adoration. I went into the room not really understanding God or what faith was truly about. I had been going to church since I was a child, I’d gone through a Catholic school and been at ... Read More »

Ignite Conference 2017: Reflections on Worship

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I tend to be a pretty serious person. Anyone who knows me will probably roll their eyes at that statement, cause look – I do crack a lot of jokes. But I think a lot. Kind of non-stop. It’s really easy to cracks some jokes. It feels pretty terrible when you feel like a joke. At times I can be ... Read More »

Ignite Conference 2017: Reflections of a Small Group Leader

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Over the past five years, I’ve had the pleasure of being a small group leader at Ignite Conference. I’ve seen many faces and had the chance to share many people’s experiences. A few years ago, I was a small group leader for a group of year 12 guys. There were about 13 or so and for the first few sessions ... Read More »

League star to talk about sex and relationships in Brisbane

Jason Stevens Talks Relationships

RUBGY league legend Jason Stevens will be in Brisbane next month to share the story behind his public promise to keep sex for marriage. Mr Stevens, a former player for the St George Dragons and the Cronulla Sharks, will address the annual Real Talk fundraising dinner to speak about the turning point that led him to give up a life ... Read More »

Rite of political election: Why young Catholics need to engage more in Australian politics

Catholic Youth Calling

IF you ever wondered what happened to those provocative billboards promising men a better sex life, just ask Melbourne seminarian Matthew Restall. In 2008 the then-university student stumbled upon an image that would spur him into a national political campaign against sexualised advertising and a short career in politics. “I got involved through trying to change the sexualised culture in ... Read More »

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