Quotes of the Week

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January 14, 2018

“Prayer is to our soul what rain is to the soil. Fertilize the soil ever so richly, it will remain barren unless fed by frequent rains.” Saint John Marie Vianney “Wherever there is life, fervour and a desire to bring Christ to others, genuine vocations will arise.”...

January 7, 2018

Let all guests who arrive be received as Christ, because He will say: ‘I was a stranger and you received Me’ (Matt 25:35). And let due honour be shown to all …” Rule of St Benedict, Chapter 53 “Make hospitality your special care.” St Paul ( Letter to the Romans)...

The love, loyalty, and dedication of Mary and Joseph are an example for all Christian couples, who are neither the friends nor masters of their children’s lives, but the guardians of this incomparable gift from God. Emeritus Pope Benedict...

“It is from Mary that the Church always learns the intimacy of Christ. Mary, who carried the small child of Bethlehem in her arms, teaches us to recognize the infinite humility of God. She who received the broken body of Jesus from the Cross shows the Church how to...

Quotes of the Week

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life, because God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.” John 3.16-17 “He...

John is the voice, but the Lord in the beginning was the Word. John is a voice for a time, but Christ is the eternal Word from the beginning. Saint Augustine of Hippo (Sermon 293, 1-3; PL 38,...

“Advent is a journey towards Bethlehem. May we let ourselves be drawn by the light of God made man”. Pope Francis

As we recognise Christ the King, we are reminded that His is a Kingdom of love for all people: “(At every Mass) We have the joy of breaking the bread of God’s word and we have the joy of breaking and receiving the Bread of the Eucharist, food for life’s journey. All...

On Wednesday, 15th November this week, the results of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey were released, with 61.4 per cent of Australians who took part voting yes and 38.4 per cent voting no. Below are two paragraphs from Bishop Peter’s letter to the people of...

“Euthanasia is a sin against God and creation…. It is a false sense of compassion to consider euthanasia as an act of dignity.” Pope Francis

Quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church – We live in the hope of Heaven Heaven: this perfect life with the Most Holy Trinity – this communion of life and love with the Trinity, with the Virgin Mary, the angels and all the blessed – is called...

Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 5:8-10 From the Liturgy on...

In this month of October and in this 100th anniversary of Mary’s appearance at Fatima, Pope Francis challenges us to follow the true Mary of the Gospels: “Pilgrims with Mary … but which Mary? A teacher of the spiritual life, the first to follow Jesus on the ‘narrow...

An appreciation of the Catholic understanding of the sacrament of marriage: God who is love and who created man and woman for love has called them to love. By creating man and woman he called them to an intimate communion of life and of love in marriage: “So that they...

From Sister Lucia, one of the three seers who saw and conversed with Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima. “The final battle between the Lord and the kingdom of Satan will be about marriage and the family.  Do not be afraid, because anyone who works for the sanctity of...

Do not be content to live a mediocre Christian life: Walk with determination along the path of holiness. Pope Francis

The Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2017–18 is titled: ‘Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy’ and is built around today’s Gospel from Matthew 20:1-16. Pope Francis has called for an economic system that places...

“Marriage is not a human invention; it is a divine revelation. Its design never was our own made-up arrangement of infinite malleability. It was given to us, at the beginning of all things, as a brightly shining fixity of eternal significance. We might not always live...

Pope Francis on Marriage and family:

“The family is the foundation of co-existence and a remedy against social fragmentation. Children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother capable of creating a suitable environment for the child’s development and emotional maturity.”...