Several years ago I discovered a delightful little book called The Jane Austen Handbook: Proper Life Skills from Regency England, full of tidbits and instructions about life in Austen's day. (Side note: if you're a Jane Austen fan you should seriously consider getting it.) However, the chapter that captured my attention most was the last: … Continue reading Bringing back the 12 Days of Christmas
One of the biggest challenges in our world of toxic feminism and identity politics is reclaiming authentic masculinity, particularly in the Church. That's why I was very encouraged to hear about this new movement, which is taking the Church by storm.
This week I wrote an op-ed which generated a lot of commentary and feedback. After it came out, I got a call from a news network to do a live interview...
Today I had the honour of seeing my name in print for the second time in our national newspaper, The Australian. This time, I wrote a response to FM radio host Kyle Sandilands of The Kyle and Jackie O Show, the highest-rated FM radio show.
A couple of months ago I was invited to speak on the Made for Love podcast, to discuss hospitality - what has arguably become the forgotten virtue of our time.
If you were born after 1980 chances are you were brought up watching Disney movies as a kid. The first movie I ever watched at the cinema was Disney's Beauty and the Beast, when I was four or five years old. Like most little girls, I absolutely adored them and fell in love with the … Continue reading Did Disney sell us a lie?
Last night, our parish held a dinner and bush dance. Apart from the fact that I love dancing, I was eager to help run this event because I felt it tied in very closely with my own concerns about our lack of community within the Church.
A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had recorded a podcast with Fishers of Men host Mary Ashley Burton. The episode has just been released! I had a chance to listen to it today and am pleased to report that I'm getting gradually less squeamish about hearing my voice on audio 🙂
A little while ago, I received the following email from a reader: Maybe it's not a spot-on topic vis-a-vis your article, but I would like practical ideas as to what those of us who are parents of boys (I have 3) can do to ensure that they (1) are encouraged to marry orthodox Catholic women and (2) find orthodox Catholic women to marry!
I was recently contacted by our national broadcaster, ABC, to speak about the issues raised in my article. Here is the result.
Taylor Swift has released the second single from her upcoming album Lover, called 'You Need To Calm Down'. The catchy track marks a departure from Tay-Tay's previous image, with the top-selling singer becoming much more openly political than ever before. Here's why that's a problem.
A reader just put me onto this very enjoyable rant by Suzanne Venker in the Washington Examiner. I understand last Sunday was Father's Day in the USA (in Australia it falls in September); this op-ed addresses the issue of fatherlessness and father absence in America, hitting on some very poignant universal truths, in my opinion: … Continue reading How father absence is affecting our marriage prospects
Something that has come up again and again in discussions on this blog and elsewhere in response to what I've written is the need for community. The loss of community is one of the many scourges of the modern age, particularly in countries like Australia. Unlike many older countries, we do not have the customs, … Continue reading Why you need a community
I love to read. And some of my favourite things to read are fantasy novels. A couple of years ago, I came across an author who manages to combine great storytelling, compelling characters and thrilling romances with a promotion of virtuousness. This is so rare!