Surprising benefits of a combined family holiday

In this week’s The Catholic Weekly: My family spent the first week of this year with about 10 other families at a conference centre we hire out for the purpose during the summer school holidays. Parents from our kids’ schools organise these ‘family camps’ and while they are not relaxing on the whole, they are…

Holy Smoke! The original recipe for incense

  I enjoyed learning about the original recipe for incense last week when writing a story for The Catholic Weekly. Researchers from the Southern Cross University stumbled across it when they were looking for ancient medicinal uses of part of the shell of a family of sea snails found all over the world. They found…

Don’t underestimate your impact, grandparents

    The special love between grandparents and grandkids opens a way for God to enter both their lives in a powerful way….And there is much that we can do even if we live away from, or are in some other way distant from our child or grandchild. Read the rest at The Catholic Weekly.