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It's Time for Catholics to Embrace Halloween
Last edited 30th October 2014

As we near All Hallows Eve, aka Halloween, we fired some questions at the walking encyclopedia that is Father Steve Grunow, and he responded with everything you ever wanted to know about Halloween and its deeply Catholic roots.

Real Love Is a Choice
Last edited 30th October 2014

When all the butterflies have fluttered away and your wedding day becomes a distant memory, you will discover that you've married someone who is just as imperfect as you. And they, in turn, will come to learn that you have problems, insecurities, struggles, quirks--and body odor--just as real as theirs! Then you will realize that real love isn't just a euphoric, spontaneous feeling--it's a deliberate choice--a plan to love each other for better and worse, for richer and poorer, in sickness and in health. Of course, you don't choose who you're attracted to, but you definitely choose who you fall in love with and (more importantly) who you stay in love with.

I Just got Engaged and Immediately Doubted my Decision. Here’s Why I Still Said “Yes”…
Last edited 27th October 2014

Our whole lives we’re sold “happily ever after”, time and time again. In the movies. On TV. On Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube.I’ve heard talk about Prince Charming, “The One”, my “soul mate”. Even in church, I’ve been told that God is designing the PERFECT man for me. That there is ONE out there who will complete me.


Sr Mary Michael makes history
Last edited 23rd October 2014

Hobart Catholics witnessed a religious woman’s first profession of vows for the first time in nearly 50 years last month.Sr Mary Michael of the Cross, formerly Simone Smith of Springwood in the Blue Mountains, made her first profession as a Sister of the Immaculata on September 14 in Hobart.

Courage for the Fight: A Life Worth Living
Last edited 22nd October 2014

The only thing that makes a story worth telling is the underlying and fundamental certainty that life is worth living.


20 Images that Prove St. John Paul II was the Coolest Saint Ever
Last edited 22nd October 2014

Pope St. John Paul II was an extraordinary man. He traveled to more countries than any other pope. He helped bring communism to its knees. He was shot and lived to tell about it. He suffered a debilitating disease heroically. He inspired millions around the globe to pursue Jesus Christ and strive for holiness. And much, much more.


Meet Shanti – Finding hope after losing her first 4 Children
Last edited 15th October 2014

When Shanti told me that her first four children had all passed away when they were between 6 – 12 months old, I was stunned. What do you even say to that? How can you possibly continue the conversation from that point on?

Seven Ways to Love our Brothers and Sisters who Experience Same-Sex Attraction
Last edited 15th October 2014

The “Catholic Church hates gay people” is a misconception floating around society. I’m sure Catholics have heard it many times. I don’t know about you, but I always wonder why people believe this misconception. My guess? Many Catholic individuals don’t know how to properly express love. When the Church’s individuals fail to express love, the Church loses its identity.

The Synod on the Family - Have you Read the Working Document?
Last edited 12th October 2014

On 8 October 2013, Pope Francis convoked the III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to treat the topic: The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization.


A Collection of Christian Prayers by Tradition
Last edited 9th October 2014

This is a great youth ministry resource with a list of many Christian prayers for you to adapt for your retreats or youth meetings.

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