No doubt, our great thinkers considered it was all somehow contained in what was said in their ideas about `being’, ‘spirit’, `truth’, `love’, `beauty’, `body and soul’, `politics’, and so forth. The fact that every human being was born of a man and a woman, had brothers and sisters, and grew to feel a rather …
The theme of this week’s family prayer is Unity in Marriage. That couples will always strive for unity and work together to grow and maintain closeness. It is a commitment to honesty, openness, and good communication which all serve to help marriages thrive.
If you are interested in more prayers for your family, a wonderful resource can be found in Renee Bartkowski’s ‘Family Prayers for Daily Grace’. Click below to find out more.
The Anzac Spirit has continued to develop since the images long past of young men scaling the steep cliffs of Gallipoli or trudging along the harsh Kokoda Track. Courage, mateship, endurance, and sacrifice were hallmark qualities that emerged from those desperate times. The Anzac spirit lives on in today’s service people, and so do the challenges. Veterans have a higher rate of suicide than the average Australian, and a royal commission has now been established to better understand how we can prevent further tragedy.
Catholic schools have grown to become the largest provider of schooling in Australia (outside government) with one in five school age students now attending a Catholic school. In 2021 as we celebrate 200 years of Catholic education, we recognise and appreciate the role of Catholic schools in forming students in their faith, while providing an education that enables them to make a meaningful contribution to the world.
Pope Francis appealed “in the name of God” for calm in the Holy Land, after seven days of fighting that has left scores of people dead and hundreds more wounded.
The deaths of dozens of children among them are particularly “terrible and unacceptable,” the Pope said. “Their death is a sign that people do not want to build the future, but to destroy it.”
In Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis stresses the importance of evangelising with the family, proposing the ideal of conjugal and family love. This week Larry Kaufman CSsR shares his reflections on Chapter 8a to give people a better understanding of the pope’s important messages about the family in a world where many are struggling.
The second video in a twelve part series has been released by Pope Francis to commemorate the year of the family. Pope Francis says: “How do we imagine God’s love? Is there a concrete reality in the world that helps us see this love with our own eyes? Certainly there is! It is the family! The image of God is reflected in man and in woman, in conjugal love: a living ‘icon’ through which God is made manifest”.
Mother’s Day on Sunday will give families the chance to come together and show mothers how much they are loved and appreciated. And sadly, for those who have lost their mums, the day is an opportunity to say a prayer and give thanks for their wonderful mothers. This week’s article from Rebecca DiGirolamo proclaims the magic of mothers.