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Book Review: The Temperament God gave your kids

Book Review: The Temperament God gave your kids

This book, which is written by the same couple who gave us The Temperament God gave you and the Temperament God gave your spouse, is a well-written and easily accessible read. The information on the temperaments is easy to follow and set out in a logical progression which helps parents to recognise their children’s temperaments […]

Book Review: Saint John Paul The Great ~ Jason Evert

Book Review: Saint John Paul The Great ~ Jason Evert

When I first started reading this book all I could say was ‘what a man!’ Knowing very little about the life of Karol Wojtyla, I was shocked and moved by the incredibly hard life he led from such a young age. Through all his trials his faith only grew deeper. I was struck by the […]

Examining Your Conscience

Examining Your Conscience

  As we outlined in Part 2 of our Sacraments series, there are a number of things we need to do as part of going to Confession. One of those is to examine our conscience. Examining our conscience is not just a matter of a period of personal introspection before we go into the Confessional […]

Protecting The Seal Of Confession

Protecting The Seal Of Confession

  The Seal of Confession, as discussed in Part 2 of our Sacraments series, ensures that a priest cannot, in any circumstance; tell anyone what you said in confession, divulge the penance he gave you, act on any of the information you may have shared during your confession or speak to you about your sins […]

The Sacraments Part 3: The Eucharist

The Sacraments Part 3: The Eucharist

  ‘I am the living bread which has come down from heaven; whoever eats of this bread will live forever. The bread I shall give is my flesh for the life of the world.’ (Jn 6:51) These immortal words of our saviour, Jesus Christ, lay down the basis of the Eucharist, a reality that is […]

Saint Elizabeth - Saint Of The Week

Saint Elizabeth – Saint Of The Week

Saint Elizabeth Feast 5th November  Patronage: Pregnant mothers and mothers  A personal favourite of mine is dear Saint Elizabeth, cousin to Our Lady. How blessed was Saint Elizabeth to be one of the first to know that Mary was the Mother of God. What an honour. The event of ‘The Visitation’ is remembered and reflected […]

All Saints Day - Saint Of The Week

All Saints Day – Saint Of The Week

  All Saints day  Feast: 1st November  This week’s Saint of the week is extremely special because we celebrate All Saints!  All Saints day is a sacred solemnity celebrating each and every Saint, known and unknown alike. Each Saint is celebrated and recognised. The day significantly commemorates all who have left this world and attained the beatific […]

The Sacraments Part 2: Confession

The Sacraments Part 2: Confession

  “Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1422). […]

Gospel Reflections: 30th Sunday In Ordinary Time

Gospel Reflections: 30th Sunday In Ordinary Time

AUDIO GOSPEL REFLECTIONS ~ 30th Sunday In Ordinary Time Recorded Homily, Sunday 26th October 2014: By Father Peter Murphy, Parish Priest, Holy Spirit Lavington, New South Wales.

The Sacraments Part 1: Baptism

The Sacraments Part 1: Baptism

  “Holy Baptism is the basis of the door which gives access to the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the other sacraments.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213). The Sacraments are an integral part of life in the Catholic Church. Each Sacrament provides us with graces to live out our […]