Pray for Asia Bibi and the End of the Death Penalty

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Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Catholic Christian woman, was sentenced to death by hanging for allegedly insulting the prophet Muhammad under Pakistan’s cruel blasphemy laws in 2010. Asia Bibi, also known as Aasiya Noreen, is a mother of five children. She was charged with blasphemy after a heated argument with co-workers. They accused her of drinking from the same water as them, saying that it was now unclean. Asia Bibi denies the accusation but says that she has “forgiven the Muslims who… …Continue Reading

How to Pray the Rosary When You’re Really Bad At It

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In case it wasn’t clear, I’m really bad at praying the Rosary. Really, really bad. Catholics are sometimes like “you should pray the Rosary every day!” And I’m like, “yeah! And then I’ll take my flying pig for a walk!” If you find the Rosary easy to pray, praise God for that! For me, however, it’s been hard to learn the words (I have think carefully about what they are) and hard to remember the mysteries. (Words? Mysteries? Confused? You need to go… …Continue Reading

When I Worry about the Future, Christ is my Today

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  Lord, what am I meant to do with my life? Where is it all going? How will it all turn out? Will it all be okay? Whenever I ask God about the future, the answer always comes back. One day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. I want to plan it all, see it all, experience it all. I want to a thousand years and to know how each will unfold. I fool myself… …Continue Reading

Éowyn & St Thérèse: The Story of Two Flowers

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There’s a notion that somehow St Thérèse of the Child Jesus is a delicate, little thing. She is the Little Flower, the doctor of the Little Way, and indeed, St Thérèse revels in her littleness. But her littleness comes from a place of deep desire and longing. Those hopes and desires of mine which are almost limitless… I long for other vocations: I want to be a warrior, a priest, an apostle, a doctor of the Church, a martyr… I… …Continue Reading

Australia Now Most Selfish Country in the World

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Australia is the best country in the world to live in. No, that’s not just an opinion. It’s a fact. Well… as close to a fact as you’re likely to find. Australia is ranked first in the world according to the OECD‘s Better Life Index, a composite statistic index that includes everything from income, education, safety, health, gender equality, life satisfaction, housing and even work-life balance. So that’s pretty great, right! We’re also ranked second in the world in the Human Development… …Continue Reading