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Is Homeschooling the Future? By Melanie Dooner The desire to homeschool one’s own child is appealing for many families, and is an issue that evokes many strong feelings. As someone who is a trained teacher and a supporter of formal schooling, I can see the attraction and benefit of a more natural approach to schooling within the family and community context.Regardless of...

St Alphonsus Liguori founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer - The Redemptorists in the 18th century. In this moving account students and priests recount how St Alphonsus gave up a privileged life to care for the poor and abandoned....

The gospel tells us, that a good plant cannot produce bad fruit, and that a bad one cannot produce good fruit. We learn from this, that a good father brings up good children. But, if the parents are wicked, how can the children be virtuous? Our Lord says, in the same gospel, Do men gather grapes from thorns, or figs...

The Importance of Eye Contact By Carmel Wynne Have you ever tried to have a meaningful conversation with a family member or colleague who doesn’t make eye contact when you are speaking? My first instinct is to ask the person to look at me. Eye contact is an important nonverbal communication, especially for women whose brains are wired to respond to people...

Marriage is a journey of love By Johnny Doherty CSsR  It is very noticeable when you are around the family and friends of a young couple who are getting ready for their wedding day, how much of the conversation is about them losing their freedom, especially the man! People talk about getting married and settling down. The implication is that all the...

Friday July 3, 2020 Divorce could be a thing of the past, say marriage experts   A Catholic marriage counsellor and family expert believes divorce could be consigned to the history books for those couples who really want to stay together.  Derek Boylen, the Director of the Centre for Life, Marriage and Family in the Archdiocese of Perth, says, “[Some Researches say] we actually know enough about marriage and family life to end...

Wednesday of Week 24 in Ordinary Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdxrnAA51VEA Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Gospel Luke 7:31-35 'We played the pipes, and you wouldn't dance' Jesus said to the people: ‘What description can I find for the men of this generation? What are they like? They are like children shouting to one another while they sit in the market-place:...

The death of a black man, George Floyd, in the USA has confronted and sickened us all and challenged us to look deeply at our own issues of racism and injustice in the Province and the way we treat First nations peoples. Racism is a concern of which we must all be aware, especially in a culturally diverse society. It...

Today marks the 27th International Day of Families since it was established by the UN 1993. Families are the most important institutions in the world, when the family breaks down the impact is felt across all facets of life. Conversely, a strong family unit gives each individual within, the greatest opportunity to fulfill their potential and become pillars of their...