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.
Tag: Catholic dating
My television debut…
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...
A response to Kyle Sandilands
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.
Something light: Reviewing the Downton Abbey movie
Yes, judge me if you will. Despite detailing my disappointment with how the series developed, I went ahead and watched the movie anyway. But look at it this way: now you can decide whether or not you want to see it based on my spoiler-free review 🙂 So with that non-apology out of the way, what did … Continue reading Something light: Reviewing the Downton Abbey movie
How to tell when there’s a connection
A point of contention I find myself facing often is whether you should date someone you don't necessarily feel a 'connection with' and, if so, for how long.
My thoughts on ‘Unplanned’
A few days ago I finally got to see Unplanned!
Hospitality – the forgotten virtue
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.
Don’t worry, everything will be alright
Dear friends, I have returned to the busy, noisy world after spending most of the week in blissful silence on retreat. And something happened which I want to share...
Asking a girl on a date is not a marriage proposal – don’t treat it like one
Those who have listened to my podcasts will have heard me use this phrase. And since I talk about it so much I figured I should probably explain myself, even though I know I'm risking the general ire of my male audience.
Did Disney sell us a lie?
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?
The Cardinal Pell Conclusion..?
This week was a terrible one for faithful Catholics across the country, but particularly in Victoria and New South Wales.
‘Are we actually dating?’
In our culture, there is often too much ambiguity surrounding romantic intentions, so much so that it can be unclear whether the other person sees you as 'just a friend' or something more.
Is a good man hard to find?
I mentioned some weeks ago that I'd recorded an episode for a new podcast the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney launched this month called This Catholic Life. The episode has just come out and I hope you'll find it as interesting to listen to as I did recording it. What I really enjoyed about this conversation … Continue reading Is a good man hard to find?
7 reasons why women love Jane Austen
Her characters are relatableSeriously, who doesn't identify with Anne Elliot, Catherine Morland, Marianne Dashwood or Lizzie Bennet at times? Or indeed, any of her other characters? Love her or loathe her, Jane Austen had a wonderful understanding of the human person, which is why she was able to create such three-dimensional, relatable characters that you … Continue reading 7 reasons why women love Jane Austen
Attack the confessional seal, attack the Church
Since the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse wrapped up at the end of 2017 in Australia, there have been many calls from politicians, child protection groups and the media to force priests to break the confessional seal in cases of confessions by pedophiles and child abusers. Some states have even gone so far … Continue reading Attack the confessional seal, attack the Church