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2013's Children's Christmas Art Show Breaks all Records
Last edited 10th November 2013

Judging winners and runners up in this year's children's Christmas Story Art Exhibition and Competition is becoming more and more difficult due to the high standard of entries both in the artworks and the accompanying written reflections on the Gospels, says John Charadia, Creative Arts Adviser (Primary) for the Archdiocese of Sydney's Catholic Education Office.

Reaching Out to Gay Teens In Your Ministry
Last edited 7th November 2013

This past April, I was a part of a youth worker discussion on ministering to gay teens. The video chat is hosted by Remedy Live, through a show they produce for youth workers called, “Messy Ministry.” If you haven’t checked out this online ministry & web station, you need to check out Remedy Live today, and pass on the link to your students. God is doing such great things through this ministry.

These 20 Photos Are Going To Make You Cry...
Last edited 6th November 2013

There’s no denying that the world is full of cruel, evil people capable of things you probably couldn’t even imagine. We see it on the news pretty much every day. But believe it or not, there’s a lot more good and kindness out there than you probably realize. Sometimes, people do incredible things – things that restore our faith in humanity.


A Meditation on the Need for Simplicity and the Modern Tendency To Be Overwhelmed
Last edited 5th November 2013

One of the paradoxes of our time is that we have attained to an amazing possession of creature comforts (at least in the West) but, in many ways we have never been so uncomfortable. Stress and worry along with a gnawing dis-satisfaction accompany our high standard of living. The more we have the more worry.


Culture: Halloween and Catholicism
Last edited 31st October 2013

I always figured that Halloween had pagan roots, but you are telling me they are Catholic. Huh? How so? Visit this article from Fr. Robert Barron's Word on Fire Blog to find out about the real origins of All Hallows Eve (i.e. Halloween).


An Invitation - Four Weeks Today, Leaders Tomorrow
Last edited 28th October 2013

More than 20 young people from parishes and dioceses across Australia will leave family and friends in late November this year to embark on a life-changing four week live-in course on youth leadership training and formation.


Kung Fu Piano - The Piano Guys
Last edited 28th October 2013

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” - Plato


Tolerance by Chris Stefanick
Last edited 7th November 2013

Hater, Bigot, Close-Minded, Intolerant. All these words are used to describe people who believe in spiritual and moral absolute truth. But nothing could be further from the truth... Shot on location in Melbourne, Australia.


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Power of Pornography - the Reality and Risk
Last edited 23rd October 2013

In the past 10 years pornography has become ever more readily available. Online, via smart phone, in the latest violent R18+ rated video games and music videos, and on magazine stands at the local servo, pornography is an increasingly pervasive and disturbing presence. Easily accessed by teenagers and children, some as young as seven and eight, pornography is fast becoming the way many of today's adolescents are learning about sexuality.


Art Expresses the Beauty of Faith
Last edited 22nd October 2013

This morning, in the Sala Clementina of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Holy Father received in audience the Patrons of the Arts of the Vatican Museums, an international community of benefactors who “adopt” and finance projects for the conservation, restoration and promotion of the Museums' treasures, and who met in Rome from 15 to 20 October to celebrate their thirtieth anniversary.

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