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A Prayer for Trust and Confidence in God’s Mercy by St. Padre Pio
Last edited 1st July 2015

A Prayer for Trust and Confidence in God’s Mercy by St. Pio of Pietrelcina

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Bruce Jenner & the Transgender Question
Last edited 1st July 2015

Commenting on the recent Bruce Jenner “gender reassignment” issue, Father Mike Schmitz discusses the difference between one’s perception of gender and gender reality. Gender stereotypes have altered our perception of what it means to be a man or a woman, but it is unhealthy to expect reality to conform to our perceptions. If there is someone in your life struggling with gender identity, or any other brokenness, Father Mike encourages you to be there for them.

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Political Responsibility: Pope's Prayer Intention for July 2015
Last edited 1st July 2015

This month, the Holy Father has asked Catholics everywhere to pray: "That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity." Throughout history people have held a negative view of politicians. Yet this month’s prayer intention reminds us that the ultimate goal of politics is justice and charity. In The Joy of the Gospel Pope Francis wrote: “Politics, though often denigrated, remains a lofty vocation and one of the highest forms of charity, inasmuch as it seeks the common good.”

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Why Do We Celebrate the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul on the Same Day?
Last edited 29th June 2015

St. Peter and St. Paul are two of the most well known saints, and are often spoken of as the two men most responsible for spreading the Christian message in the days of the early church. Because of his Roman citizenship, St. Paul was beheaded. St. Peter was reportedly crucified upside down because he said he was not worthy to be sacrificed in the same manner as Christ.

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Go, Tell John - Q&A about John the Baptist
Last edited 24th June 2015

Why is John's birthday celebrated anyway? It is more usual for saints to be commemorated on the date of their death, which is in fact the day of their birth into eternal life. But John, like Christ and the Blessed Virgin, has a feast day for his earthly birth. His birth was important in itself because it heralded the birth of Christ, but there was another reason that set John apart from other saints.

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Please Sign this Petition to Pledge Your Support for Marriage
Last edited 24th June 2015

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference recently published the Pastoral Letter Don't Mess With Marriage, explaining the truth about the Catholic Church teaching on marriage. This Pastoral Letter was distributing through parishes and schools.

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What To Do? The Pope's Practical Tips for Helping the Environment
Last edited 19th June 2015

Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home" is a call for global action as well as an appeal for deep inner conversion. He points to numerous ways world organizations, nations and communities must move forward and the way individuals - believers and people of good will -- should see, think, feel and act.

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Laudato Si' - Encyclical Letter by Pope Francis on the Environment
Last edited 24th June 2015

Pope Francis has released his historic Encyclical Letter on the care for our common home - the enviroment. The title, Laudato Si', is taken from a hymn by St Francis of Assisi that contains strong emphasis on harmony between God and the creatures of the world.

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Walking the Camino - A Great Faith Documentary
Last edited 17th June 2015

Spain’s 1200 year-old Camino de Santiago has attracted millions of people from all around the world to embark on an epic 500-mile pilgrimage famous for its profoundly enlightening, spiritually nourishing, and physically challenging rewards.

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Modern Missionaries - An Interview with Cathy Kennedy about Sydney's Mind, Body & Spirit Festival
Last edited 12th June 2015

At Sydney's Mind Body and Spirit Festival one of the big surprises among the 200 stalls showcasing everything from soul cooking to free spine and health checks, Equinox Astrology and face readings was a stall on the corner of one of the aisles sporting the banner: "Catholic Spirituality." And thousands of people visited the stall over the four days of the Festival wanting to know more about the Catholic faith!

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