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WIN – Double passes to The Mountain Between Us

  A story of love and survival in the most testing of times. Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realise help is not coming, they embark on a terrifying journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness, pushing one another to endure ... Read More »

The Heart of the Saints

Front Cover of Fire to the Earth by Fr Ken Barker MGL

FIRE TO THE EARTH: THE HEART OF THE SAINTS Fr Ken Barker MGL; Modotti Press, an Imprint of Connor Court Publishing Pty Ltd. Redland Bay, Qld 2017 Reviewed by Barbara Flynn. ON February 3, 1986 Father Ken Barker joined with four young men in Kaleen, Canberra to begin a common life of prayer and service. By December 1992, Archbishop Francis ... Read More »

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 »

WIN – Double passes to Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Photo: Dreamworks George Beard and Harold Hutchins are best friends who spend their days creating comic books and dreaming up pranks. One day they accidentally hypnotise their school principal into believing that he is Captain Underpants, a dimwitted superhero whose costume consists of underwear and a cape. As if this isn’t bad enough, their newest teacher is a disgraced evil ... Read More »

Ignite Conference 2017: Come, Holy Spirit

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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 »

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 »

Just Compassion

JUST COMPASSION: A PRIEST’S QUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Fr Wally Dethlefs; Tafina Press, 2017.   Review of Just Compassion by Dr Ann Morgan Few people manage to integrate passion, integrity and ethical principles in their life and work in the manner demonstrated by Fr Wally Dethlefs. His book portrays these qualities in an unpretentious narrative that offers inspiration. There is ... 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 »

WIN – Double Passes to ‘All Saints’

The Catholic Leader is giving away 5 double passes to see ‘All Saints’, starring American actor and country music singer,  John Corbett. Based on an inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he has ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from South East Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for ... Read More »

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