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100 Parish Actions
Last edited 20th November 2014

It is important that parishes review and renew their activities as well as plan for the future so they can move forward with confidence and purpose. The list of parish actions provided on this website represents the wisdom of our communities gathered through consultation, and that of our pastors, as well as research into the best practice of parishes both here in Australia and overseas.


Great Typographic Designs of Bible Verses and Lines from Hymns
Last edited 18th November 2014

Typographic Verses is a website run by Jonathan Ogden (@ogvidius) as a place to share great typographic designs of Bible verses and lines from hymns. Designs are done by Jonathan Ogden and also submissions from guest designers (which are all credited in the description).


Australian Catholic Youth Ministry - Book Launch
Last edited 18th November 2014

The experience of youth ministry in Australia is extremely diverse and challenging at times. Despite recent years of great collaborative initiatives and a growing vision, there continues to be a lack of contemporary resources for youth ministry formation written for Catholic youth ministry leaders working in Australia.


US Catechism Goes Online in English and Spanish
Last edited 13th November 2014

An online version of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults has been released by a committee of the US bishops' conference. The Committee on Evangelisation and Catechesis has made the resource, abbreviated the USCCA, free and available in English and Spanish.


We Adore - Video on Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Last edited 12th November 2014

"What sublime humility and humble sublimeness, that the Lord of the Universe, the Divine Son of God, should stoop as to hide Himself under the appearance of bread for our salvation!" - St. Francis of Assisi. Watch this video for a moving reflection on Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - a great resource for students and youth groups!

Re-Live the ACYMC 2014 Opening Homily by Archbishop Paul Gallagher
Last edited 10th November 2014

Apostolic Nuncio to Australia, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, opened the Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention sharing his broad experience encouraging youth ministers to dream big, in the land of dream time, to keep alive the joy that is proper to youth. Rejoice in the Lord always. On Nov 8, 2014 Pope Francis has named as Secretary for Relations with States Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher (Apostolic Nuncio to Australia). He is the first Englishman ever to hold such a position, the equivalent to that of a Foreign Minister.

Confession Explained
Last edited 2nd November 2014

Why do Catholics confess to a priest? Can't they just go straight to Jesus? If you're Catholic and don't know the answer, or if you're not sure why Catholics do this, check out this straight-shot explanation.

Father Mike Schmitz - Appearance and What we Post Online
Last edited 23rd October 2014

Father Mike Schmitz is a priest for the Diocese of Duluth, MN. He currently runs the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and is also the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the diocese. Known nationally for his inspiring homilies, consistent hilarity, and genuine coolness, Father Mike is quickly becoming a Catholic household name in America.

CHRISTI MATRI - Encyclical of Pope Paul VI on Prayers for Peace During October
Last edited 21st October 2014

To His Venerable Brothers the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other Local Ordinaries in Peace and Communion with the Apostolic See.


Synod report: Is there a seismic shift in Catholic approach to marriage?
Last edited 16th October 2014

No. There’s no change whatsoever in the Catholic Church’s teaching and doctrine on marriage and sexuality, contrary to what you may be hearing.

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