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One NSW Catholic Schools Office has introduced a specific role that aims to prevent youth depression, suicide, self-harm, anti-social behaviours and substance abuse.
I was about 15 or 16 years of age and at high school when I began to smoke marijuana. I was in it for the fun with a few friends and within three years I was addicted, writes Ronald Tasayco.
At a church wedding I attended recently, the first reading was read from an iPhone. Whether or not they had planned to place the big book at the lectern before the event, I was captivated by the new possibilities, writes Erwin Cabucos.
Just how helpful are the lessons we learn in movies? We turn the tables on some iconic movie teachers and grade them on how well their wisdom stacks up against the teachings of Jesus.
At 99.5 years of age, Fr Geoffrey Schneider is most likely the world's oldest teacher still working. He is a Jesuit priest at St Aloysius' College, Milson's Point.
Small children well know (though their parents sometimes need reminding) that “I’m not scared” and “I’m scared” often mean the same thing. And saying "I'm not scared" sometimes makes it come true.
Mark 6:30-34: The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” 34As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.
Our hearts respond to the compassion of Jesus. The word “pity” is unfortunate in English, because we associate it with condescending actions. However it combines compassion and mercy, and kindness, writes Sr Hildegard Ryan.
From time to time all of us feel the need to get away from it all. Most often this is a result of life getting out of hand and everything becoming a little too much. Far from being moments of selfishness, these times open us out in sensitivity to the needs of others, writes Fr David Ranson.
The doctor said: “You’ll be in a cast so no driving, lifting or using the computer for two weeks.” “Sounds good to me, I need a rest”. It took exactly 12 hours before the withdrawal symptoms set in, writes Virginia Ryan.
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Gospel Verse for 24 May 2013