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Fr. Barron Comments on Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Last edited 20th January 2011

Dr Martin Luther King Jr was one of the most pivotal figures in American history, as he effected a social change that was monumental. What is less well known is that Dr King remains a model for the political and social issues that we face today in the 21st century. In this video, Fr Robert Barron looks at what we can learn from Dr Martin Luther King Jr when approaching conflicts today.

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The Importance of Knowing the History of the Holocaust - An Interview with Anthony Cleary

Last edited 17th March 2011

Anthony Cleary is the director of Religious Education and Evangelisation for the Catholic Education Office for the Archdiocese of Sydney. He is about to travel to the Holy Land and Katrina Lee interviews him about the purpose of his trip, the importance of knowing the history of the Holocaust, opportunities and hurdles for peace in the Middle East and the modern Holocaust of abortion.  

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Benedict XVI Remembers the Anniversary of the Earthquake in Haiti

Last edited 10th January 2011

During his Angelus message on Sunday 9 January, Benedict XVI remembered the first anniversary of the terrible earthquake that took place in Haiti. One year after this disaster, the Pope renewed his closeness with the families of the over 250,000 victims and those suffering from the cholera epidemic sweeping the country.

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The Genealogy of Jesus

Last edited 23rd December 2010

Everyone has a family history... so what is the story behind the family that Jesus was born into? In this video Fr Robert Barron comments on the genealogy of Jesus, and talks about some of the individuals within Jesus' family tree. As we celebrate the birth of Jesus this Christmas, there is no better way to reflect on his very human, yet supernatural birth, than examining his family history.

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45 Years Since One of the Biggest Events in Church History

Last edited 8th December 2010

It was the most important event in the history of Christianity since the Reformation and the Council of Trent. Forty-five years ago, on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (8 December), Pope Paul VI closed the Second Vatican Council in St. Peter’s Basilica along with 2,300 bishops gathered from the entire world, solemnly invoked Mary under a new title: Mother of the Church. Read more about this history event in the Church's history in this article.

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Story of the Immaculate Conception Reflected in Vatican Museum Frescoes

Last edited 8th December 2010

The 'Immaculate Conception Room', located in the heart of the Vatican Museums, regained its glory in 2007, after an extensive restoration. Now, just years later, the spotlight returns for the publication of an spectacular book about its frescoes. Take a look at some of the impressive artworks in this video!

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How Did a Holy Bishop Become Jolly Ole St. Nick?

Last edited 7th December 2010

The real St. Nicholas was nothing close to the St. Nick (Santa Claus) of the modern age. He was a thin curmudgeonly man with a zeal for the Lord that caused flairs of anger. Compromise was unknown to him. The slow transformation of him into “Jolly ole’ Saint Nicholas is a remarkable recasting of him centuries in the making... read this article by Msgr. Charles Pope to get the real story about St. Nick!

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Catholics and the Nazis

Last edited 8th December 2010

The Catholic Church is often criticized for not having done enough to oppose Hitler. In his recent trip to England and Scotland, Benedict XVI took the opportunity to present the other side of the situation, reminding people of the anti-religious nature of the Nazi regime. Read this article to find out the real role of religion in the Third Reich!

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65th Anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings

Last edited 29th November 2010

The Pope recalled the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki over the weekend, and called for increased efforts in favor of nuclear non-proliferation. Upon meeting the new ambassador of Japan to the Holy See, Hidekazu Yamaguchi, the Holy Father noted the "memory of this dark episode of the history of humanity... reminds us insistently how necessary it is to persevere in efforts in favor of nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament."

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Feast of the Dedication of St Peter and St Paul Basilicas

Last edited 17th November 2010

On 18 November the Catholic Church celebrates the  dedication of Rome's two most famous churches - St Peter's Basilica and St Paul's Outside the Wall. Read this article to explore the history of these 2 great churches!

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