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Sarah Swafford: Top Tips for Building Emotional Virtue

Last edited 20th March 2016

After spending three years as a “dorm mom” for 142 college women, Sarah Swafford learned much about the challenges facing young men and women – particularly in their dating and relationships. From here, Sarah founded Emotional Virtue Ministries, has spoken for Steubenville Conferences and FOCUS, and is a member of Chastity Project. Sarah is currently on a speaking tour in Australia, and we had the opportunity to catch up and find out more about her work. In this interview, Sarah Swafford explains what inspired her to start Emotional Virtue Ministries, her top tips for living emotional virtue, and the importance of striving and surrender.

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Women of the Bible Featuring Lot's Wife

Last edited 5th November 2014

Women of the Bible Featuring Lot's Wife Lot's wife lived a tough life dwelling in the sinful place that was Sodom and Gomorrah. It is interesting to put yourself in her shoes, what did she think when her husband offered her virgin daughters to a crowd full of men wanting to rape the guests that were staying with them? Why did she disobey the angels orders turning back to see the evil town being destroyed? What can we learn from her story today? Lot's Wife's legacy in scripture - Read Genesis 19:1-26.

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A Mirror on Lent - Lenten Promise and Prayer for Self-Worth

Last edited 2nd April 2014

A prayer for self-worth and positive thinking during Lent. This is a great resource for youth groups or religion classes. You can print out a copy of the prayer for your group to follow along with here.

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Women of the Passion - A Reflection on the Women Who Accompanied Christ to His Death

Last edited 2nd April 2014

A great number of the people followed him, and among them were women who were beating their breasts and wailing for him. But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children... For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?" (Luke 23:27-31)

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Feminism & Equality: has the Church fallen behind?

Last edited 25th November 2013

Today women are seen in leadership positions in all areas of society, and to many it seems the Church is the one institution left holding them back: is this the case?

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Inaugural Newman Lecture: Sr Terese Auer O.P. Contraception Distorted Love

Last edited 19th August 2013

Sr Terese holds a Doctorate in Philosophy and she wrote and taught the Bioethics Curriculum for the Pope John Paul the Great high school, Dumfries, Virginia. She has taught philosophy and theology in high schools and colleges in Wisconsin, Nebraska, California, Ohio and Tennessee.

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Women and the Priesthood

Last edited 4th January 2013

Women and the Priesthood - A Lecture by Peter Kreeft. This lecture is Kreeft's contribution to the book of the same name (with Alice von Hildebrand) Women and the Priesthood Section two of the above talk is available as online text: Sexual Symbolism

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Philipa Caulfield Speaks at the Life Giving Love Event

Last edited 18th October 2012

On Friday, 18 May, Bishop David Walker, the Bishop of Broken Bay Diocese, gathered with up 1,700 Year 12 students from Catholic schools of the Diocese for BYTE, the Broken Bay Year 12 Event.

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Natural Family Planning vs. Artificial Contraception

Last edited 20th April 2011

What's the difference between NFP and AC? Listen to Jason Evert address the Natural Family Planning (NFP) vs. Artificial Contraception (AC) debate on Catholic Answers radio!

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Sex on Demand - A Conversation About Prostitution and Human Trafficking

Last edited 26th April 2013

Victor Malarek is an Award winning journalist and author of six books including: The Natasha's: Inside the new global sex trade and The John's -Sex for Sale and the Men who Buy it. Each year more than 800, 000 women and children are lured into prostitution to meet an insatiable demand. While this speaker is not Catholic and is not speaking on the issue from a theological perspective, this speech is a fantastic eye-opener into the reality of the human trafficking issue in our everyday lives. Listen here to learn why trafficking in women and girls is the third most profitable commodity after weapons and drugs.

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