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The Media and Pope Francis - Interview with Rome Reports
Last edited 15th September 2014

Javier Martinez-Brocal is the director of the popular news service Rome Reports, which brings us video updates from the Pope and the Vatican on a daily basis. In this exclusive interview, Javier shares his thoughts on Pope Francis' relationship with the media and the challenges involved in covering Vatican events. He also sends a special message to all members of Xt3.com!


Feast Days of St John XXIII and St John Paul II Announced
Last edited 15th September 2014

The Vatican has announced the feast days of the Saints John Paul II and John XXIII who were canonised at an historic double ceremony in St Peter's Square in April this year. The Feast Day of St John XXIII will be celebrated on 11 October. St John Paul II's Feast Day will be celebrated 11 days later on 22 October.

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Our Lady of Sorrows, Pray for Us
Last edited 14th September 2014

On 15 September the Catholic Church marks the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. This feast is dedicated to the spiritual martyrdom of Mary, Mother of God, and her compassion with the sufferings of her Divine Son, Jesus. In her suffering as co-redeemer, she reminds us of the tremendous evil of sin and shows us the way of true repentance.

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Pope: Homily for Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Last edited 14th September 2014

Pope Francis marked the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Sunday with Mass celebrated in St. Peter’s basilica during which he presided over the Sacrament of Marriage of twenty couples.

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RUOK Day: A Conversation Can Change a Life
Last edited 11th September 2014

Today, people around the country will be asked to turn to their friends, family and work colleagues and check in on their mental health - R U OK Day has arrived, encouraging people to start a conversation that could change someone’s life.

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Official Prayer & Image for World Meeting of Families
Last edited 9th September 2014

The official prayer and image for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year have been released to aid pilgrims in spiritual preparation for the upcoming event. "The prayer and iconic image will inspire everyone as we continue to prepare for the 2015 World Meeting of Families," said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia as he unveiled the prayer and image at a Sept. 7 Mass.

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Get 'Illuminated' with Ignite Conference 2014
Last edited 12th September 2014

In September 2013, the Xt3 team travelled to Brisbane Australia to experience our first ever Ignite Conference. The energy, enthusiasm and devotion of the Ignite participants was not only impressive, but it also pointed to an exciting future for the Catholic Church in Australia. Xt3 will be back once again for Ignite 2014 - the 10th Ignite Conference since it first launched onto the Australian Catholic youth scene in 2001.

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Caritas 50 Year Anniversary: Timor Leste
Last edited 5th September 2014

Caritas Australia has had a long history in Timor Leste. In the rampage that followed Timor Leste’s vote in favour of independence in 1999, many lost their lives or were displaced, as the militias destroyed vast amounts of infrastructure, houses and schools. Caritas Australia helped lead an urgent humanitarian response in the country, which marked a turning point for the agency.

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Feast Day of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta - 5 September
Last edited 5th September 2014

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, was the daughter of an Albanian businessman who died when she was nine years old. She became a nun, missionary and teacher in Calcutta, India in 1928, but in 1948 she left the convent to work alone with the poor, and became an Indian citizen. She founded the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity in 1950. In 1957 the Missionaries of Charity started their work with lepers and in disaster areas.

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ACYMC Promo 2014 - Final Days to Register
Last edited 3rd September 2014

With registration closing on Friday September 12th for the Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention everyone is counting down to Australia's premier Catholic Youth Ministry training and formation event in Adelaide 3-5 October 2014. See you at ACYMC.

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