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Our Heart is Restless - Feast Day of St Augustine
Last edited 27th August 2015

On 28th August we celebrate the feast day of one of the most well known and influential Saints in history - St Augustine of Hippo. St Augustine, who lived from the year 354-430 AD, is famous for his incredible conversion after years of being away from the Church. He is also well known for his incredible writings, which continue to inspire and encourage Christians around the world to grow in relationship with Christ.


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Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC: The Divine Mercy Devotion
Last edited 26th August 2015

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, author of "Consoling the Heart of Jesus" and "Divine Mercy Explained", Director of the Association of Marian Helpers, and an alum (Class of 1999) of Franciscan University of Steubenville, explains the 5 aspects of the Divine Mercy Devotion with a simple mnemonic.

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Why I Became a Catholic
Last edited 17th August 2015

A decade ago Tim Stanley joined the Catholic Church, the culmination of a journey that began with his family’s spiritualism and took in Marx and Anglicanism.


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Interspersing the Rosary with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Last edited 10th August 2015

When you intersperse your praying of the Rosary with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy you have the ingredients for powerful meditation and transformation. In the Rosary we, like the Apostles in the Upper Room, join Mary in meditating upon the life of her Son, in the light of Scripture (Acts 1:13-20).

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Faith or Famine – A Homily for the 19th Sunday of the Year
Last edited 10th August 2015

The gospel for Sunday 9 August amounts to a summons to faith by Jesus. In particular, He is summoning us to faith in Him and in the truth He proclaims about His presence in the Holy Eucharist. Last week’s gospel ended with Jesus declaring that He is the bread that has come down from Heaven.


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17 Years Later: Out of the Closet, Into the Confessional
Last edited 5th August 2015

"It took me 17 years to finally admit to someone that I am attracted to men, and it happened in the Sacrament of Confession at my first Steubenville Catholic Youth conference."


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10 Things You Need to Know About Jesus' Transfiguration
Last edited 5th August 2015

This Thursday commemorates the mysterious event known as the Transfiguration. This event is hard to understand. Why did it happen? What did it mean?


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Pope's Prayer Intentions for August: Selflessness & Generosity
Last edited 3rd August 2015

This month, the Holy Father has asked Catholics everywhere to pray: "That volunteers may give themselves generously to the service of the needy."


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Australia's Newest Parish to Make Pilgrimage to St Mary MacKillop Tomb
Last edited 30th July 2015

More than 100 parishioners from the newly-created St Mary MacKillop Parish at Oran Park will join their Parish Priest, Father David Catterall in pilgrimage to the tomb of St Mary MacKillop at North Sydney. "We will pray beside her tomb, give thanks and ask for her intercession for our new parish ministry and works," Fr David says.


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A Meditation for Those Who Feel Alone and Discouraged
Last edited 30th July 2015

Every now and again in times like these, times of cultural confusion, times when so many Catholics have fallen away from the practice of the faith or are so breezily dissenting, think of the prophet Elijah at his lowest moment. He was in a cave, anxious and fretting, so depressed he could barely eat.


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