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Pope Condemns Attack on Jerusalem Synagogue, Urges End to Violence
Last edited 19th November 2014

Pope Francis condemned the "unacceptable episodes of violence" in Jerusalem, episodes that "do not spare even places of worship," after an attack in a synagogue left four worshippers, a policeman and the two attackers dead.

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Pope Francis Offers a Lesson from a Ham and Cheese Sandwich
Last edited 19th November 2014

Pope Francis brought laughter to a group of young people gathered at the Vatican Nov.15 when he quoted an Argentinean comedian’s metaphor about ham and cheese sandwiches in relation to the Christian life.

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Saints Are Still Being Made: Meet Chiara Corbella
Last edited 19th November 2014

Chiara Corbella met her husband Enrico while on pilgrimage. Several years later they married and conceived their first child. They were no doubt thrilled with the news of the life growing inside of Chiara, but in the middle of the pregnancy the doctors informed Chiara that the child was not developing properly and would not be able to sustain her own life outside of the womb. Rather than abort baby Maria, Chiara carried her to full term, held her briefly, and watched her pass into the next life.


4 Corners: Transgender kids
Last edited 19th November 2014

Last night’s Four Corners featured a story about transgender children. In introducing the program, presenter Kerry O’Brien said that he could not think of a more “powerfully poignant” story than the one which was about to screen. He promised that the show would suspend prejudice and create understanding.


Book review: The Father Factor
Last edited 19th November 2014

The Father Factor is a book focussed on happiness and how it is obtained. It does not do this in a sentimental, self-help way, but rather looks at the factors which studies related to long-term happiness and success identify as being the most important in human flourishing.


Prayer to Our Lady of Divine Providence - Feast Day 19 November
Last edited 19th November 2014

The name and devotion to Our Lady of the Divine Providence originated in Italy in the thirteenth century, and refers to Mary, Mother of God, in relationship with Divine Providence. This title of Mary has roots in Scripture. It is often attributed to Mary's intervention at the wedding in Cana - Christ's first public miracle that occasioned by the intercession of his mother.

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Build Discipleship Groups - Youth Ministry
Last edited 18th November 2014

YDisciple assists parishes in building and multiplying small groups of teens. YDisciple provides an ideal environment for teenagers to come to know and love their faith. Discipleship is not a program – it is an apprenticeship in the Christian life. YDisciple is designed to:

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Manila Cardinal Welcomes Pope’s Visit to the Philippines
Last edited 18th November 2014

The Archbishop of Manila has said that the Pope’s visit to the Philippines will be a blessing for everyone in the country, “particularly the poor”.

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How to Take a Girl on a Real Date
Last edited 18th November 2014

It’s great if you’re actually going to ask a girl on a real date. That’s kind of revolutionary these days. It takes guts, and this is probably why it happens so rarely.

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Patriarch Denounces Attack on Synagogue in Jerusalem
Last edited 18th November 2014

The Latin-rite Catholic Patriarch of Jerusalem has condemned a bloody attack on a synagogue in that city and extended his sympathies to the victims and their families. The Hamas movement claimed responsibility for the November 18 attack, in which four Jewish worshippers were killed and eight others wounded. The Palestinian Authority issued a statement decrying the bloodshed.

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