10 Most Australian Catholic Moments in History

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Last year, I brought you the 17 Most Irish Catholic Things in the Universe. That’s all well and good but what about my country? What about my beautiful Australia? Fear not, my budgie-smuggling friends, here are the 10 most Aussie Catholic moments in history. 1. When We Had Convict Priests The first Catholic priests to arrive in Australia were convicts. They… …Continue Reading

What I Learnt at Immaculata Mission School 2015

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What happens when you spend the first nine days of the new year on a Catholic retreat? SO MUCH GOODNESS, that’s what. Sorry, let me back up a little. I’ve just gotten back from nine wonderful days at the Immaculata Mission School, an annual retreat for young Catholics down in Melbourne, Australia. It’s run by the Sisters of the Immaculata,… …Continue Reading

Five Favourite Posts of 2014


My most popular posts of 2014 fall into one of two categories: dating or mantillas. I can’t blame you at all for that because both are endlessly fun to talk about. But still, rather than a list of my most popular posts this year, I thought I’d share my favourite posts of 2014. These are the posts I really enjoyed writing,… …Continue Reading

How St Stephen Won St Paul’s Conversion

St Stephen Won St Paul's Conversion

  Without St Stephen, Christianity as we know it would be radically different. Without St Stephen, we wouldn’t have Boxing Day because it was originally a holiday because it was the holy day of St Stephen. Neither would we have that fantastic carol about one Good King Wenceslas. These, obviously, would be tragic losses. Without St Stephen, we also wouldn’t… …Continue Reading

VIDEO: My Experience of God (And Getting a Little Emotional)

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You guys, this is what I actually sound like. The other week, Cradio asked me about how I experience God in my everyday life. Cradio is an online Australian Catholic media service with radio, podcasts and news articles, all superb quality and all faithful to the teaching of the Catholic Church. And yes, I love them. Watch the video, see me get all emotional,… …Continue Reading

7 Reasons to Be Thankful After the Sydney Siege


  This morning, Australia woke up to the news that the Hostage Crisis in Martin Place, Sydney was over. Two hostages, Tori Johnson, the cafe manager at Lindt and Katrina Dawson, a barrister, were dead along with the gunman, Man Haron Monis. Monis was an Iranian cleric on bail, charged being an accessory to the murder of his wife and… …Continue Reading

links & the like {14 Dec 2014}


Great Reads from the Week A Vow of Celibacy Does Not Create a Sex Offender by Archbishop Anthony Fisher (The Australian) Serving Among the Poor: Life on Mission in Thailand by Fr Frank Bird (Restless Press) Understanding the Introverted: 8 Things to Keep in Mind by Grace (Even the Wilderness) 5 Things You Don’t Know About Christmas (and probably should)… …Continue Reading