Category Archives: Catholic Living

Learning to be the man that God created me to be

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I am married and experience same-sex attraction (SSA). Yes, my wife knows about my attractions. No, I don’t have a secret boyfriend behind my wife’s back. And yes, it’s a heterosexual marriage. While marriage isn’t the cure or redemption to SSA, I could only give of myself entirely in marriage after a long process of redemption, conversion and surrendering my

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Divine Mercy Sunday

Claire after her first reconciliation at St Ignatius Church.

By Corrinne May   During Palm Sunday’s gospel readings, I was struck in particular by the strong reaction of the crowd in choosing to crucify Jesus instead of Barabbas. The reading tells us: And the whole people said in reply, “His blood be upon us and upon our children.” (Matthew 27:25) I was struck because I don’t think the crowd

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Greg and Joy, married for 10 years, share what they’ve learnt about praying as a couple.   It has been said that God is always speaking to us. I always hear of cases where He communicates with people through visions and thoughts derived from dreams. For us, our dialogue with God has never been as dramatic. We have always yearned

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Chastity begins at home


Many parents dread having to give their once-babies-now-teenagers-with-raging-hormones the talk. I asked a friend if she could share tips on how she used to talk to her grown kids about sex when they were teenagers: “Huh?! I’ve blocked out those awkward memories!” she exclaimed.  Another friend quickly switched topics in a panic to distract her nine-year-old who wanted to know

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The Rosary

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By Corrinne May   I have a confession to make. I used to think that praying the Rosary was the most boring thing in the world and that all those little old ladies who would pray before the Blessed Sacrament with their rosaries were most misinformed because I thought that they should be praying directly to Our Lord. Why the need

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