The quest for something more—for truth, love, meaning, safety, a home—is a universal human experience. All of us are seeking something.
As we mark Refugee Week, we are called to remember and pray especially for those who have been forced to seek safety and hope far from their homelands, and on Tuesday evening Catholics from around Australia gathered online to do just that.
Famed French philosopher and scientist Blaise Pascal was recently honoured by Pope Francis in an apostolic letter marking the 400th anniversary of his birth. We learn more about his brief but remarkable life, and why Pope Francis invites us to pay attention to this ‘tireless seeker of truth’.
Another man of faith and science is Fr Simon Wayte MGL, who this week explores Vatican II’s beautiful vision of Mary as both Mother of God and Mother of the Church. (His reflections are based on his recent talk in the Engaging Your Faith series hosted by Catholic Theological College, which also recently celebrated its Annual Mass and Prize-Giving Ceremony.)
The opportunity to reflect on Mary’s ‘yes’ and her cooperation with the Holy Spirit is timely as the world’s youth prepare to descend on Lisbon, Portugal, for Word Youth Day. This week we take a look at some of the places our pilgrims will be visiting in this beautiful and historic city, and we also explore the origins of WYD.
As Pope John Paul II repeatedly reminded the huge crowds who gathered for those first global youth events, we will find everything we are seeking in Jesus Christ.
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