June 18, 2021
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Blessed Caroline Kózka: A Beacon for Hope

“Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.” (Matthew 5: 8) Reading numerous accounts of our contemporary canonized or beatified teenage brothers and sisters, I get the impression that some writers trying to make them more accessible to...

The Hero Lies Within You

I have always been fascinated by the fact that today’s postmodern culture, with its insistence on value-neutral values, is, in fact, greatly craving for God. The more the craze for the material, the more the spiritual is pining to come into our...

The Polish-Australian Legacy of Saint JP2

Given that 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of St. John Paul II, local Catholics are reflecting on a Pope who still remains a “spiritual compass” 15 years after his death. His demise was an irreparable loss not only for Polish...

Blessed Carlo Acutis: An Example to Be Emulated

On Saturday 10 October 2020 Blessed Carlo Acutis was beatified in the Italian and hometown of St Francis, Assisi. Cardinal Agostino Vallini presided over the ceremony of his beatification. During his homily for this special occasion of the...

The Path of Saints

Once there was an elderly couple whose house was on a large corner lot near an elementary school. The school children had the bad habit of cutting across the corner of the lot, which created an ugly path in the lawn. The husband and wife were good...

Saintly Wisdom

Their feast days follow each other. On October 4 we celebrate the feast of St Francis whereas on October 5, the very subsequent day, we jubilantly celebrate the liturgical feast of St Faustina. What do these two great saints have in common?  To...

An Extraordinary Woman

Saint Teresa of Avila was a master of the spiritual life who has attracted followers throughout the centuries. Who was this extraordinary woman? Her daughters, the Carmelite nuns in Terre Haute Indiana, share with us this brief, but poignant...

Courageous Discipleship

Under the reign of Queen Elizabeth I—known to history as “Elizabeth the Great”—Catholics in England were in grave danger. Even though young Elizabeth had solemnly promised her dying older sister, Queen Mary I, that upon becoming queen, she would...