Aboriginal AFL player and anti-racism campaigner Adam Goodes has been named the 2014 Australian of the Year. According to the National Australia Day Council, Goodes was chosen "for his leadership and advocacy in the fight against racism both on the sporting field and within society - a stance which has won him the admiration and respect of people around Australia".
Between 29th December 2013 and 13th January 2014, Fr Ben Johnson accompanied four young men (Troy Surkitt, Eddie Parke, Thomas Ramsey and Daniel Belcher) to Timor-Leste for a mission immersion experience and an opportunity to assist the Capuchin Mission in Laleia. One of these young men, Troy, writes about his experience below:
To be seen is to exist.. After the writer and theologian John Hull became completely blind in 1983, he kept an audio diary of his experience. This film is a dramatization using those recordings..
AMERICAN star of the big screen Mark Wahlberg is a man who has used his faith to help forge a new path. The prolific actor grew up in Boston’s crime-ridden Dorchester neighbourhood but has risen up from the streets and created a style and brand that can only be respected.
St. Canute, also called Knute or Canutus, succeeded his brother Harald, the seventh king of Denmark. The differences between the two brothers were like saint and sinner. Harald’s reputation for laziness and vice gained him the nickname “the Slothful.” Fortunately, he only reigned for two years before his death and the throne went to Canute.
Neither the cold, or the distance could keep this family from traveling all the way from Argentina to St. Peter's Square. They made it a point to come bright and early to thePope's general audience to catch a glimpse of their former archbishop. "Yeah, we came all the way from Buenos Aires in Argentina. It was a 13 hour flight to get here. We arrived two days ago and we're leaving tomorrow. So, we specifically came for this.”
Successful women know only too well that in any male-dominated profession, we often find ourselves at a distinct disadvantage. We are routinely underestimated, underutilized, and even underpaid. Studies show that women need to perform at extraordinarily high levels, just to appear moderately competent compared to our male coworkers.
Here are 23 ways to give back before you are 23.
The team at FOCUS have put together a "30 under 30" list of amazing Catholics who are changing the world! From farmers, to magazine editors, to actors, to pro-life campaigners... Check out the list here: http://www.focus.org/blog/30-under-30.html
Sam Berns, who suffered from the premature ageing disease progeria, passed away in Boston, US, on Friday.
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