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Lent and Easter Reflections 2012 - Podcast on Xt3

Last edited 27th April 2012

Lent is a period of fasting, prayer, and penitence, as we prepare to mark Christ's Passion and Death on Good Friday, and His Resurrection on Easter Sunday. To help you on your Lenten journey, listen to Xt3's weekly reflection podcast, with sermons recorded by Priests from Australia and around the world.

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Christian Unity is Possible with Prayer

Last edited 19th January 2012

Many people who witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Communism in Russia and Eastern Europe, thought that it would never happen in their lifetime. But it did - through prayer! Likewise, we should not think that unity between Christian Churches is impossible. It certainly is possible, and can only be achieved through prayer! Watch this video for more.

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Feast of the Presentation of the Lord - 2 February

Last edited 23rd January 2012

On 2nd February, the Church celebrates the feast of the Presentation of the Lord which occurs forty days after the birth of Jesus. The feast is also known as Candlemas day, since the blessing and procession of candles is included in today's liturgy. The feast was first observed in the Eastern Church as "The Encounter." In the sixth century, it began to be observed in the West.

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Pope's General Audience: The Eucharist is the Prayer of Jesus and of his Church

Last edited 16th January 2012

During Wednesday's general audience, the pope talked about the importance of Mass and the Eucharist. Listen to his full Catechesis in this video.

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Wait for the Dawn - A Reflection on Peace

Last edited 11th January 2012

We began the New Year with the World Day of Peace. Watch this video to reflect on Pope Benedict XVI's message of peace, as we look towards 2012. Let us work together to make give our world a more humane face!

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A Little Parable on the Lies of the Devil and the False Promises of the World

Last edited 10th January 2012

One of the great illusions under which we labor is, that if we just get one more thing from this world, then we will be happy. Perhaps we think that if we just had a little more money, or a better job, or the latest iPad, or if we were married to so and so, or if we just lived in a better neighbourhood… then we would be satisfied and content, at last. But “at last” never comes, even if we do get some of the things on our list.

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Why Doesn't God Answer My Prayers?

Last edited 10th January 2012

Many of us wonder why God doesn't answer our prayers... sometimes it feels like the doors of Heaven are closed. But God really is listening! Watch this short animation to find out more.

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Try Prayer! It Works!

Last edited 13th January 2012

The Family Rosary apostolate has launched its 2012 “Try Prayer! It Works!” contest and is gearing up for a banner year of entries. For this 17th national contest, Family Rosary is again asking children and teens from all over the country to express their faith through their art, poetry and prose, with a particular theme.

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Feast of the Baptism of Jesus - Pope Asks Catholics to Show Their Faith by Word and Deed

Last edited 9th January 2012

Before a packed St. Peter's Square, Pope Benedict XVI explained what the baptism of Jesus means for those that are also baptized: “Baptism is a new birth that precedes our actions. With our faith we can go to meet Christ, but only He can make us Christian and give to our will, to our desire, the answer, the dignity, the power to become children of God.”

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It Wouldn't Have Mattered

Last edited 9th January 2012

Jesus lived a remarkable life. He was born of a virgin. He lived a perfect life. He loved and healed others. He suffered greatly on the cross. But as Paul challenges us, if Christ is not risen, then our faith is foolish, our sins have not been forgiven, and we are to be pitied above all men. So though Christ's life may have been remarkable, if he is still dead, then His life up to and through the cross is meaningless. However, we know that three days later, there was an empty tomb and death had been defeated. Thus, the resurrection is the turning point and the lens in which we view Christ's life and God's promises.

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