Monthly Archives: February 2013

From Fame to Catholic Faith – Eduardo Verastegui

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Hollywood actor, singer, model and film producer, Eduardo Verástegui, is coming to Australia in February 2013 to tell his story from fame to faith and to launch his latest film.  Do not miss the opportunity to meet Eduardo and hear his inspiring testimony.

Download the Event Flyer

Date: Monday 25 February 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: St Mary’s Cathedral School Hall. Cathedral St, Sydney near Cook & Phillip pool
Contact: Yvette Nehme | | 02 9701 4365
Date: Tuesday 26 February 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Edmund Rice Performing Arts Centre. St Laurence’s College, 82 Stephen’s Rd, South Brisbane
Contact: Mark Lysaght | | 07 3623 7172
Date: Thursday 28 February 2013
Time: 8pm
Venue: ACU, Central Hall. 20 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.
Contact: Mary McInerney | | 03 9953 3072

For all national enquiries please contact Thérèse Nichols National Formation Coordinator | all media enquiries please contact Jen Rosenberg National Media Manager |


Not only has Eduardo Verástegui appeared on television, film & the stage, he has also worked behind the camera, producing award-winning films. Eduardo possesses a diverse range of creative talents, which he has showcased across the board in entertainment.

Born and raised in northern Mexico, Eduardo left home for Mexico City at the age of 18 to pursue a career in entertainment. Following many modelling engagements with prominent fashion organisations such as Versace and Calvin Klein, he toured the world with Latin pop sensation Kairo and is an acclaimed solo artist.

In 1997, he began acting in Mexican soap operas, and also appeared in several Spanish-speaking feature-length movies and music videos such as Jennifer Lopez’s Ain’t It Funny. He followed this success landing the lead role of Thomas Fuentes in Twentieth Century Fox’s film Chasing Papi. Additional credits include CSI:Miami and Charmed. He most recently starred in For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada.

Voted as one of the “most beautiful people in the world” and cited as “the fastest rising Latino star”, Eduardo changed his mind about his celebrity lifestyle after he discovered it was making him unhappy.

After Chasing Papi, Eduardo made the conscious decision to move away from his heart-throb image and concentrate on film roles which respect both men and women. “I had twelve years of a successful career under my belt, but I only experienced emptiness, lies and illusions until now,” he said. Turning down roles in movies which conflicted with his beliefs he co-founded the production company Metanoia Films, the Greek word for “conversion”. His first feature film, Bella, which he produced and starred in, won the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award.

Read More via Eduardo Verastegui – ACU Australian Catholic University.

Lenten Adventure with Holy Heroes

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On Ash Wednesday, you probably noticed we didn’t say the “Gloria” in Mass. We “fast” from that during Lent – except on certain special feast days. In 2013, we will say the “Gloria” on each of the below days EXCEPT ONE. Which of the days below will we NOT say the Gloria? Find the answer in Lenten Adventure.

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via Lenten Adventure.


The Xt3 Lent Calendar is a Catholic resource suited for youth groups, parishes, schools, or for one’s personal Lenten journey. Each day you will be provided with a new feature, including the daily mass readings, scripture quotes, and a small act of penance that you may chose to add to your Lenten commitments. In addition, Xt3 will provide a Lent or Easter themed multimedia feature every day, including inspirational short films, reflective podcasts, apologetics, Lent trivia, information about WYD2013, and much more!

The first calendar door opens today, Ash Wednesday, 13th February 2013.

We hope this resource will make Lent a fruitful time of prayer, fasting and alms giving, for those who use it.

Xt3 Calendar

To access the Calendar click here

The Bush Boys Books

BushBoysABCofCampingCoverBush Boys is the camping adventure of the city Cumberlands, Peter and John, and their mountain cousins, Greg and Bernie.

Its setting is the Wild Bush Mountains, where Nature is still untamed in all its wild and lyric beauty – rocks and rapids and inviting pools, light on leaves, the sounds of bird calls, wind and water, with kangaroos and dingoes, goannas and snakes, kookaburras and cockatoos, and the creepy crawlies, bull ants, leeches, yabbies.

But the beauty of the bush is marred by three louts, the yahoos, who smash bottles, pollute the bush and turn out to be dangerous thieves and cheats. They are cunningly outwitted by the four bush boys who, when the bush strikes back, come to their rescue.

Bush Boys short chapters are ideal for reading in bed or curled up in a comfy chair, and also for reading aloud at home or at school. You’ll wish you were sitting at a campfire or in a tent, enjoying the real thing!

Bush Boys also offers vital know-how for readers who are planning a bush adventure: on survival in rough comfort, food lists and quantities, equipments lists, bush cooking, camp hygiene, safety first, first aid, etc

Father James Tierney and His Wonderful Bush Boys Books Fr Tierney


  • The ABC of Camping
  • Over 50 full page drawings
  • Nearly 80 smaller pictures and diagrams
  • An environmentally friendly book
  • For adventurous boys and girls.

via The Bush Boys Books: Synopses.

However, there were more urgent things Kev wanted to know. “What school do you go to? Why aren’t you at school today?” His own Mum and Dad were still undecided about his schooling, though they favoured the Wild Bush Mountains Grammar School at Galway Crags. Kev could be a day boy or even a boarder. However, he was not keen on either. Now, having met Pete and John, he knew their school must be best.

John told him chirpily, “We have school at home.” Kev looked puzzled.

Pete explained, “It happened like this. John an’ I spent the October holidays with our cousins” — he waved his hand to the south — “down there a bit. We managed to stay two extra weeks when our two oldest sisters at home got sick. Our aunt homeschools our cousins so she did us as well. Then just over a week ago our Mum moved up from the city to make this our new home. She took over our homeschooling — she calls it home-tutoring. She’s spent the whole of last week proving to herself that we can work on our own — after she’s got us started, of course.

Where can I buy these books?


Also available in the US from Catholic Heritage Curricula