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Hearts that knew no bounds

Easter has finally come to an end. After a week of weeks we have celebrated the great feast of Pentecost. In so doing we were called to acknowledge the irreplaceable role of the Holy Spirit in our lives and the life of the Church, sometimes, if not forgotten, not given a prominent appreciation.

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Called to holiness

Since the earliest days of the Christian community, there have been ordinary women, men and children who have made a significant impact on the lives of those around them. The reason they have made an impact is because of their witness to faith in the risen Lord and their desire to be faithful followers of the Lord.

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John Bradburne a saint for our time

Saints come in all shapes and sizes with all sorts of ‘name recognition’. Recently we have seen Cardinal John Newman raised to the altars. Another Englishman, John Bradburne, is much lesser known but as WARREN FEATHERSTONE writes, there is good reason for the cause for his beatification to have been opened last year.


View from the balcony

As we continue along our journey to the Plenary 2020, it is worth reflecting on the parable of the wheat and weeds. The hands wanted to pull out the weeds that an enemy had planted in the crop, but the farmer wisely noted that to do so would kill the wheat too, so intertwined were the roots of both wheat and weeds.


Saints bring our faith to life

As a young Catholic girl growing up in suburban Adelaide, one of my favourite things about having a religious upbringing was getting to read books about saints like Bernadette of Lourdes and the children of Fatima.


Pope Francis canonises 35 new saints

Inviting all faithful to practice Christian love every day, Pope Francis on Sunday (October 15) canonised 35 new saints, nearly all of them martyrs, holding them up as models who “point the way”.