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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.

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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."

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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 Lifeteen.com, Christina Mead defends the Sacrament of Confession, and explains the truth behind this great gift that Jesus left for His Church!

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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.

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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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Forgot to Prep for Youth Group? 7 Helpful Ideas
Last edited 11th August 2014

It’s the night your small group is meeting and the day has gotten away from you. You didn’t have time to prepare anything. You can’t just walk in turn it into a game night because students come to small group to learn right? What do you do?

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Going on a Date for Extra Credit
Last edited 31st July 2014

Recent research has shown that our current “hook-up” culture has proved unsatisfying, in particular for women. Given this, some colleges have begun to reintroduce and reemphasize the possibility of dating and committed relationships.


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