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What exactly is an annulment?

Annulment

Paul Shogren is back with another episode of Marriage Matters, this time to explain what an annulment is and what it is not. Transcript: Question:  We hear the word all the time, but what exactly is an annulment? Answer: An annulment, or to use the more precise term, a declaration of nullity, is a determination by a Church Tribunal (or in certain ... Read More »

What is the difference between a Sacramental and a civil marriage?

Marriage Matters

If a non-Catholic asked you to explain the difference between marriages in the Catholic Church and marriages outside the Church, could you do it? If you think you’d be scratching your head for an answer, you’ve come to the right place. Paul Shogren is the host of The Catholic Leader’s new series, Marriage Matters, inspired by Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, ... Read More »

How to talk about sex with your kids

Talking sex

“MUM, Dad, where do babies come from?”  “Mum, Dad, what does sex mean?” The questions most parents are afraid to hear. But they will inevitably come in some shape or form.  Here are five top tips on how to talk to your kids about this amazing and important topic. 1. Sex education begins at birth   Look for opportunities to ... Read More »

Parenting Q&A: How do I keep my children off their smart phones?

Kids on phones

SMART phones are pervading family homes but how do you limit your child’s access to the technology?  Catholic dad Peter Pellicaan answers.  Research by Maidstone Consulting and Empowered Communications revealed that 10-year-olds in Australia spend an average of 14.7 hours a week on smartphones and for 17 year olds, the average increased to 26.3 hours.  So this issue is impacting ... Read More »

Why it’s ok to be a young Mum

BEING a “young mum” was never something I really thought about. I met my husband, fell in love, got married and had my first child just after my twenty-first birthday. My third child was born just before I turned 26. They were the days where all the mums were having their babies before 30 – there was a lot of ... Read More »

Helping children to pray

Centre for children

MOTHERS in Bundaberg have welcomed new faces into the community’s first catechesis centre for children. Known as The Atrium of the Good Shepherd, which uses principles from educator Maria Montessori, the mothers will work together to foster the spiritual and physical needs of children in the parish. We asked the new catechists at in Bundaberg why they thought it was ... Read More »

Helping children to pray

Training children

MOTHERS at a parish in Bundaberg have welcomed new faces into the community’s first catechesis centre for children this week. Known as The Atrium of the Good Shepherd, which uses principles from educator Maria Montessori, the mothers will work together to foster the spiritual and physical needs of children in the parish. We asked the new catechists at The Catholic ... 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 »

Drawn into a pilgrimage with Jesus

family

By Carrie McCormack FOR me, being Catholic has looked different at different seasons of my life.  I had a vibrant childhood with six siblings and a busy young adult life.  I completed a bachelor’s degree and was employed as an allied health professional.   Rocking up to youth group was a habit but I still lived a worldly life.  I ... Read More »

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