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Pope to Soccer Players: Set an Example of Peace On and Off the Field
Last edited 1st September 2014

Pope Francis met with soccer players and organizers of today's Interreligious Soccer Match for Peace. The match will take place this evening at Rome's Olympic Stadium. The Pope thanked the players and highlighted the importance of setting an example for youth. POPE FRANCIS"People, especially young people, look at you with admiration for your athletic abilities. It is important to set a good example, on the field and off the field.”

Adelaide to host Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2015
Last edited 28th August 2014

The Australian bishops have announced that next year's national Catholic youth festival will be held in Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia.


Leah Darrow Australian Tour 2014 - "You were made for greatness"
Last edited 25th August 2014

Leah Darrow is an international Catholic speaker that dares her audience to live a life according to the words of Jesus Christ.


This is my Body, Broken for You
Last edited 24th August 2014

“Our hearts were made for You, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in You.”If I had to describe my faith journey in one sentence, I would steal these words from St. Augustine. From a young age I was consumed by a desire for perfection. I strove for perfection as a student, dancer, daughter, and friend. To me, imperfection was equivalent to failure.

Keep the Change Giving Money to Child Beggars is the Least Generous Thing a Tourist Can Do.
Last edited 25th August 2014

"I still remember him vividly. He was a little boy, maybe 10 or 11 years old, who navigated the streets of New Delhi by lying, stomach-down, on an old skateboard, and pulling his body along with his arms. He didn’t have any legs. He rolled over to me, looked up into my eyes, and asked for money. Struggling not to cry, I reached into my pocket and handed over the equivalent of $10, less than what I spend on coffee each week. Giving him those $10 might be among the most destructive things I’ve ever done."


Why I Tell My Sins to a Person: In Defense of Confession
Last edited 19th August 2014

Have you ever heard non-Catholics (and even Catholics) question why we need to go to Confession? After all, can't we just confess ours sins directly to God? In this excellent article from, Christina Mead defends the Sacrament of Confession, and explains the truth behind this great gift that Jesus left for His Church!


Gracefest a Night Of Music, Prayer & Reflection in Sydney
Last edited 18th August 2014

Gracefest, the Archdiocese of Sydney's annual youth celebration of music, prayer and reflection returns in 2014. Produced by Catholic Youth Services (CYS), this year's Gracefest is set to take place on Saturday 30 August when more than 200 young people are expected to attend a special night of live music, praise and worship, adoration, catechesis and testimony.


Saints Who Suffered from Depression
Last edited 13th August 2014

With the topic of depression very much in the news this week, it seems a good time to remember that even the holiest of people have suffered from periods of despair, including St. John Vianney, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and St. Dymphna.


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Sperm Donor-Conceived Woman Planning Next Step in Six-Year Fight to Secure Identification Rights and Learn Identity of Father
Last edited 11th August 2014

An aeronautical engineer is plotting her next move in what has been a six-year battle to see the rights of donor-conceived children enshrined in law.

Happy Feast Day to Australia's First Saint
Last edited 11th August 2014

8 August marks the feast day of Australia's first Saint... St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop. While most Australians know Mary MacKillop's name, many are unaware of exactly what she achieved in her lifetime nor why this humble but determined Melbourne born nun is set to become Australia's first-ever saint.


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