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Make Jesus Lord of Your Life
Last edited 22nd May 2015

The most important thing you can do to hedge your bets for a joyful life is to make Jesus Lord of your life. The most beautiful aspect of our Catholic faith, in my mind, is the truth that God loves each one of us personally and uniquely.

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4 Things I Learned About Relationships From a Pope
Last edited 20th May 2015

Lesson 1: “Man’s capacity for love depends on his willingness consciously to seek a good together with others, and to subordinate himself to that good for the sake of others, or to others for the sake of that good,” wrote St. John Paul II. In other words: How ready I am to love depends on how ready I am to not be the most important person in my life. Love–real love, that is–requires us to reject selfishness. It requires us to be ok with making sacrifices when having made sacrifices is of benefit to the person we love.

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4 Ways To Transform Your Teen Years
Last edited 20th May 2015

Your relationships with your family and friends will change a lot in your teenage years. You will say things you wish you could take back and so will the people around you. Don’t torture yourself holding grudges or needing to get back at everyone who was mean to you.

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I Am More: A Note to the Man Who Catcalled Me
Last edited 20th May 2015

To the man who catcalled me while I was running with my dog the other night… I have some words for you. I am more.

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"Downpour" Celebrates Pentecost with a Festival of Music & Prayer
Last edited 20th May 2015

Well-known US musician, composer and charismatic youth minister, Steve Angrisano will join Australia's home grown musician, songwriter and worship leader, Stephen Kirk and rising music star, Andrew De Silva on stage at Engadine's Community Hall for Sydney's first-ever Pentecost Youth Rally. Also on the bill will be international music and recording artists, Natasha and Gary Pinto.

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Archdiocese of Sydney Offering 4 Pilgrimage Options for WYD2016
Last edited 20th May 2015

On Tuesday 19 May 2015 the Archdiocese of Sydney launched it's official pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow! Catholic Youth Services, the Archdiocese of Sydney youth office, will be offering four different and exciting pre WYD pilgrimage options leading to WYD in Krakow.

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Perpetual Solitude in “Frankenstein”
Last edited 17th May 2015

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein offers a warning to its readers by presenting a perversion of the creation story in Genesis. By the end of the novel, Victor Frankenstein’s egotistical aspiration to cause life has brought about destruction, solitude, death, and ultimately a permanent exclusion from human community, for both himself and his creature. This story and its consequences align precisely with and can be illuminated by John Paul II’s diagnosis of what he calls the “civilization of death” in his Letter to Families.

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Altaration - Fr. Mike Schmitz - “You’re Worth Dying for Right Now”
Last edited 15th May 2015

Altaration addresses head-on one of the biggest problems we all face: how do we get Catholic teens to appreciate the awesome beauty and mystery of the Mass…and to actually look forward to attending and participating?

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Letters to God: 5 Reasons to Keep a Journal
Last edited 14th May 2015

It’s one thing to want to pray more. It’s another thing to actually sit down and do it. And even when you do, there are an endless number of obstacles and distractions. So often I walk into the chapel and sit there with my brain scrambled. When there are 10,000 things going on at the same time it’s easy to get overwhelmed in prayer but if I write my prayer — things are different. Writing down my thoughts and prayers force me to focus on one thing at a time. My brain automatically tries to process a bagillion things at a time but working through my thoughts slowly on paper puts my soul at rest.

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How Comparison is the Thief of Joy
Last edited 12th May 2015

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” Don’t get me wrong; I think a healthy amount of competition is a great thing in life. It pushes us to aim further and higher, learn and develop our skills, and combat brain-rot.

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