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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 »

True love is chaste love

Pope on chaste love

POPE Francis has urged young people to live a chaste love, because true love respects the other and refuses to use him or her. The youth of Turin welcomed Pope Francis on June 21 as he concluded day one of his two-day trip by speaking for about 30 minutes to the young people gathered in Plaza Vittorio. Three of the ... Read More »

God wants you to find real love – lifelong love – Pope tells youths

Pope Francis with young people

CHRISTIANITY is not a set of prohibitions, but a “project for life” that can lead to true happiness in building better relationships and a better world, Pope Francis told Catholic young people. “Do you realise how much you are worth in the eyes of God?” the Pope asked youths in his annual message for local celebrations of World Youth Day. ... Read More »

Becoming a cardinal is a call to greater love and patience, Pope says

Pope Francis and cardinal

IN a Valentine’s Day ceremony to create 20 new cardinals, Pope Francis offered a meditation on Christian love and, especially, what it means for those who guide and minister in the Church. “The greater our responsibility in serving the Church, the more our hearts must expand according to the measure of the heart of Christ,” he said on February 14 ... Read More »

Pope says Christians are to love even though they may not be loved in return

Pope Francis greets child

CHRISTIANS are called to help those who have nothing to give and love those who don’t love back, Pope Francis said. Salvation and changing the world for the better require “doing good to those who aren’t able to repay us, just like the Father did with us, giving us Jesus”, the Pope said at his weekly general audience in St ... Read More »

Pro-lifer tells critics ‘God loves you’

Pro-lifer tells critics 'God loves you'

“No matter where you are, no matter what you’ve done, God loves you.” When you all come along to the March for the Babies in Melbourne in October of next year, and I hope you will be there, please remember these words. They are the words that I encourage you to say quietly and calmly into the ears of those ... Read More »

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