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Time For God

Time For God

I found that after reading ‘Time For God’ I was determined I would struggle in my personal prayer life. I have wanted to spend a few minutes each day in prayer with our Lord but always found that I was ‘too busy’ and that my prayer was not productive. This book helped me to overcome […]

Overhaul Your Wardrobe

Overhaul Your Wardrobe

  We’ve all done it – bought clothes with good intentions and then only worn them once before relegating them to the back of the wardrobe. We open our cupboards and declare we have nothing to wear despite a mountain of clothes staring us in the face. In fact recent statistics show that the average […]

The Darcy Effect

The Darcy Effect

We’re all familiar, no doubt, with the character of Mr Darcy from Jane Austen’s classic ‘Pride and Prejudice’. Women the world over, for generations in fact, have swooned over this character in print and certainly the BBC miniseries from 1993 is still a particular favourite. A recent commentary by Jason Evert, who promotes the Catholic […]

Saint Of The Week - Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Of The Week – Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas Feast: 28th January Patron: University Students, Studies and Universities   “The things we love tells us who we are” Saint Thomas is a well-known and frequently referenced Saint. He is a doctor of the Church and patron of all university students, studies and universities. He was a learned man with much to […]

How To Make A Toy Bag & Play Mat All In One

How To Make A Toy Bag & Play Mat All In One

If you are like me, you know what it’s like to be overrun by toys. Toys like Lego are generally a nightmare because the pieces are easily lost even if you are very careful when packing them up.   The best thing in this situation, in my opinion, is to invest in, or make, a […]

Captain Catholic

Captain Catholic

  Tony Abbott currently flies the flag for Catholicism in politics, but is this a win for truth?  Every politician is disliked by a particular demographic. Tony Abbott is no different.  Certainly there are many who dislike Abbott because of his conservative stance on numerous issues, but the demographic that seems irked the most by […]

Overloaded, Cluttered Pantry?

Overloaded, Cluttered Pantry?

  If your pantry is a bit like mine, it is probably slightly overloaded and over crowded with bottles of pasta sauce, boxes of cereal and packets of biscuits!! I was surprised when I began clearing out my pantry, how many items had passed their expiry date! There were jars of peanut butter which had past […]

How To Make Easy Birthday Cakes

How To Make Easy Birthday Cakes

Birthday parties have become synonymous with extravagant birthday cakes. I’m constantly amazed at the number of families who spend a huge amount of money on having meticulously decorated cakes created for their child’s birthday. Yes, birthdays should be celebrated but there are inexpensive ways of creating birthday cakes that will be a hit with the […]

An Open Letter To Amy Glass: I’m A Young Woman With A Husband And Children And I’m Not Sorry

An Open Letter To Amy Glass: I’m A Young Woman With A Husband And Children And I’m Not Sorry

Every time feminism becomes a battle ground between women who chose marriage and family and women who chose to put their careers first I wince as once again as feminism is lost in bickering and petty infighting about one’s life choices and aspirations. Feminism is not a validation of every single decision a woman makes […]

Gospel Reflections: 3rd Sunday In Ordinary Time (Audio)

  AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS Recorded Homily, Sunday 26th January 2014: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales. “Australian Missonaries”