For those unaware, the Australian Government has issued a ban on any nonessential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people. In response to this, the Archdiocese of Melbourne has suspended all public Masses indefinitely. Many of my closest friends live in Melbourne, and after hearing about what it’s been like there over the past 24 … Continue reading My Letter to the Archbishop of Sydney
So I mentioned a while back that I'd recorded a podcast with Natalie of The Thirtyest podcast. I'm pleased to announce that this has just been released! This was, hands down, my favourite experience podcasting yet. Natalie and I clearly share many of the same experiences, so the conversation was a very meaningful one. However, … Continue reading Women: what we hate and love about the single life
Dear friends, Thank you for bearing with my long and unexplained absence from the blogosphere! And thank you particularly to all those who reached out to me in fear that my silence was due to my being burned up in the bushfires. Thankfully Sydney has largely been spared from the devastating fires raging across our … Continue reading 2020 Update
I wasn't planning on commenting on this film, or indeed any of the movies in the disappointing new Star Wars sequel trilogy. However, after I left the cinema on Friday night I felt deeply bothered by something that I couldn't quite put my finger on.
There are two major factors I've identified that I believe are preventing a lot of men from succeeding when it comes to asking women out on dates.
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
A friend recently put me onto this wonderful article by Anna Laughery in The Young Catholic Woman. The author starts off by describing the kind of controlling attitude that many of us display towards love and towards letting God work in our lives. I wrote a blog post about this recently. However, Anna manages to … Continue reading Why you need to love loosely
A friend recently put me onto the Netflix comedy special Iliza: Elder Millennial. This is what I thought.
So the posts have been a little light-on of late, and I can only apologise. It’s just that time of year, you know what I mean? One thing after another. Anyway this is just a quick post to let you know I’m still alive and well, and to share some updates. First of all, I’m … Continue reading No, I’m not dead
Acceptance is particularly difficult for women, as our natures tend towards improving things and trying to make them better. So ladies, if you struggle to just do nothing, this is directed especially at you.
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.
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
A few days ago I finally got to see Unplanned!
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.