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Vatican Museums launch exhibit on Indonesia
Last edited 17th March 2014

This is how Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello kicked off a unique exhibit titled Indonesia Land of Harmony. Hosted by the Vatican Museums, it includes 150 objects and artifacts that reflect the country's different ethnicities and religions. FR. NICOLA MAPELLIVatican's Ethnological Museum"The main purpose is to use art to show that a peaceful co-existence is possible between different communities, ethnicities and cultures. Indonesia is a perfect example of this.” Some of these items are gifts that Indonesian communities have given to Popesthroughout the years. Others are gifts that missionaries brought to Rome.


What's in a Papal Shield? A Look into the Art of Designing a 'Coat of Arms'
Last edited 16th March 2014

These designs are much more than just designs. They're full of symbolism and they're also essential when it comes to making a Papal shield. That's why Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza de Montezemolo published a manual that makes it all easier to understand, including the language that's used when making a Pope's Coat of Arms.


You Saved My Life: A Letter to My Youth Minister
Last edited 11th March 2014

"Dear Youth Minister, I wish I had done this sooner, I know this letter, written in pencil and on lined paper isn’t the prettiest thing. I just hope that my words can make up for that. The reason that I write this now is because I would like to thank you and all the Life Teen Core Team for quite honestly… saving me."

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'Great Challenges' Remain for Indigenous Health
Last edited 6th March 2014

The Lowitja Institute have launched a new report in Parliament House that revealed what Indigenous health will look like by 2030.


What to Give Up for Lent: 25 Creative Ideas from Life Teen
Last edited 4th March 2014

Are you looking for something unconventional to offer up for Lent? In this article, Life Teen missionaries and friends give some insight into some cool stuff they have done for Lent in the past.

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Caritas Australia's Annual Project Compassion for Lent
Last edited 4th March 2014

2014 marks 50 years of Project Compassion, which is the annual charity drive run by Caritas Australia for Lent. During the official launch of this year's Project Compassion this week, NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell said that Caritas Australia is a very clear example of how our society is not backward in coming forward when a crisis is at hand - be it in our own backyard during a bushfire crisis or in times of flood and famine overseas.

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Film maker captures the inclusive power of football
Last edited 4th March 2014

Packed stadiums, multi million dollar contracts and an unhealthy obsession with winning is forcing the "beautiful game" into an ugly era.

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The History of Shrove Tuesday - 4 March 2014
Last edited 10th March 2014

Did you know that the day preceding Ash Wednesday is popularly known as Shrove Tuesday? It is also frequently called Pancake Tuesday or Fat Tuesday as well as by its Latin name, Mardi Gras, which when translated from the French also means "Fat Tuesday."

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Facebook Offers 56 New Ways of Being You
Last edited 26th February 2014

Facebook is a powerhouse of social media that not only reflects our culture but leads it. “Friend” used to be a noun until Facebook turned it into a verb. Getting "tagged" has a whole new meaning. Now friends aren’t assessed by what they have in common or how much they like each other; they are simply numbered and measured by what they “Like.” Getting an account on Facebook is a rite of passage for many 13-year-olds. And when your young teen registers, he now has 56 “custom gender” options to choose from to present his “true, authentic self” to the world.

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Yes I'm Single and Yes, I Celebrate Valentine's Day
Last edited 13th February 2014

Every year on Valentine’s Day my parents would usually give each one of us kids a small box of chocolate and a holy card image of Jesus’ Sacred Heart. It always put valentines in the right perspective for me as a child. I knew that love was something so beautiful and needed. My parents showed us kids that Christ’s love is the only true love.


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